Practice point: While a property owner has a duty to maintain its premises in a reasonably safe manner for its patrons, there is no duty to protect or warn against an open and obvious condition which is not inherently dangerous. A wheel stop or concrete parking lot divider which is clearly visible presents no unreasonable risk of harm.
Case: Lacerra v. CVS Pharmacy, NY Slip Op 06474 (2d Dep't October 5 2016)
Here is the decision.
Tuesday's issue: A posttrial motion to set aside the verdict.