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Cates v. Dillard Dept. Stores, Inc., 09-31193

In an action against a department store after plaintiff slipped and fell, alleging that her fall was caused by a plastic "wet floor" sign that an employee had negligently left in a high-traffic area of the store, summary judgment for defendant is reversed where there was a genuine issue of material fact as to whether defendant created an unreasonable risk of harm and whether it failed to exercise reasonable care.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/22/2010
  • Published 10/22/2010


  • E. Grady Jolly


  • United States Fifth Circuit