Businesses and landowners face risk management challenges ranging from slip-and-fall accidents to violent crimes on their premises. Our Premises and Retail Liability practice group represents some of the largest retail chains in the Midwest, as well as many of the major shopping centers and landlords in the St. Louis region.
A number of our lawyers have argued cases leading to precedent-setting appellate court decisions in the State of Missouri outlining the duties and responsibilities of landowners to their business invitees. These cases include the general duty of a landowner or business owner to tenants and business invitees on the premises and the duty of a business invitee to protect invitees on the premises from third-party criminal acts.
Our attorneys have experience using pre-trial motions to successfully obtain dismissals of cases that, if allowed to go to a jury, would have exposed owners and occupiers to multimillion-dollar verdicts. Our advocacy in establishing a legal duty on the part of the landowner has resulted in the law becoming more favorable for landowners in Missouri.
Our experience includes the following types of cases:
- False arrest
- Malicious prosecution
- Slip and fall
- Sexual assault
In addition, the firm represents organizations and entities such as day care centers and youth camps in matters related to allegations of failure to supervise and sexual molestation by employees.