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SLIP & FALL

The Mode of Operation Rule Does Not Apply to Pet Stores

Porto, a customer at Petco, filed suit when she was injured after a slip and fall on dog urine inside the store. The trial court determined that the mode of operation rule did not apply to pet stores and injuries caused by dog urine. The plaintiff appealed, arguing that the mode of operation rule …

The Charges:

A customer at Petco, filed suit when she was injured after a slip and fall.

The Verdict:

The zone of risk cannot be defined as the entire store; it must be some limited space.