Limiting Scope Of Discovery In Fla. Premises Liability

Law360, New York (February 13, 2014, 4:55 PM EST) -- In cases where a patron is injured on the premises of a business establishment, the plaintiff ordinarily pursues discovery related to other prior accidents that occurred on the same premises. In addition, the plaintiff often may request discovery of accidents that occurred at the locations owned or operated by the defendant. Such requests are generally made in an effort to establish that the owner of the premises had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition that caused the plaintiff’s injury.

Last year, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal (Miami) decided that the scope of discovery directed to accidents at other...

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