Liable for permitting customer to push overfilled shopping cart

by Walter Olson on November 13, 2008

“Florida premises liability law appears to be generous enough toward plaintiffs that Home Depot could be held liable for the death of a customer who was allegedly struck by an overloaded shopping cart being pushed by another customer.” (Matthew Heller, On Point News, Nov. 11; complaint).

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1 Ron Coleman 11.13.08 at 9:30 pm

Does that rule out the possibility of Home Depot bringing an action for indemnification, or the application of comparative negligence allocation?

2 nevins 11.13.08 at 11:35 pm

I think many people go to Home Depot to buy really big things. The typical customer should be aware of this and avoid follow customary rules of the road for pedestrians; stay alert and avoid getting in the path of a fellow pedestrian with a big load.
Hard to see where Home Depot is at fault, other than the fault of having the deep pocket.

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