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 would.
Attorney Ralph Eddy successfully defended a home owner in a case tried to a jury in New Britain, Connecticut. In an unusual twist, the incident happened at a home in Vermont owned by the defendant; the plaintiff was a friend and was visiting one weekend. The plaintiff alleged that he slipped and fell on an.