- View SourceA customer at a supermarket situated on property owned by ABC Land
> Development accidentally drops a bottle of Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice.summoned
> Management is immediately notified. A private janitorial company is
> to clean it up but does a very, very poor job. Another customer slips andfalls on the
> poorly cleaned area and is severeloy injured.If anyone is liable it would be the private janitorial company who
> What if the janitor (who did a lousy job) is the one that gets hurt? Who is
> responsible then?
employed the moron. Their liability would be limited per the Workman's
Compensation laws in their state. Any attempt to bring the supermarket
into this suit would be dependent upon the timing, e.g. how long after
the crappy cleanup job was "completed" by the janitor did he
intentionally <g> fall on his mistakes? I would hope that unless there
was some showing that the time lag was such that the store personnel
should have noticed the continuing hazard, that no attempt would be made
to bring in the supermarket. OTOH, if some sleazoid attorney attempted
this stunt, I would (were I on the jury) award him a full case of Ocean
Spray Cranberry Juice inserted where the sun never shines. The janitor
would still be entitled to his WC settlement and no more..
I agree, which makes it a worker's comp case....
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