No. M2022-01033-SC-R11-CV.


Supreme Court of Tennessee, Nashville.

April 8, 2024.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sean W. Martin and Michael J. Petherick , Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Trader Joe's East, Inc.

Donald Capparella , Tyler Chance Yarbro , and Jacob A. Vanzin , Nashville, Tennessee, and Jonathan L. Griffith and Jonathan D. Lawrence , Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellee, Melissa Binns.

W. Bryan Smith, Memphis, Tennessee, and Brian G. Brooks, Greenbrier, Arkansas, for the amicus curiae, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association.

Janet Strevel Hayes and David A. Chapman, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Mary Beth White, Nashville, Tennessee, for the amici curiae, American Trucking Associations, Inc. and Tennessee Trucking Association, Inc.

ROGER A. PAGE, J., delivered the opinion of the court, in which HOLLY KIRBY, C.J., and JEFFREY S. BIVINS, SARAH K. CAMPBELL, and DWIGHT E. TARWATER, JJ., joined.


This interlocutory appeal involves an alleged slip and fall incident that occurred at the defendant's grocery store. The plaintiff's amended complaint included allegations of vicarious liability, premises liability, negligent training, and negligent supervision against the defendant. In an attempt to dismiss the...

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