State Supreme Court to hear more about risks of big-box lots

The Michigan Supreme Court is taking a look at the risks facing shoppers, drivers and stores in big-box parking lots.

Virginia Rawluszki suffered a brain injury when she was hit by a car as she left a Menards store in the Bay City area in 2011. She later died at age 72. Her family says Menards had a duty to install signs or traffic signals to warn drivers.

Menards says the crosswalk in front of the store was an open-and-obvious danger, a key legal standard in Michigan, but a judge refused to dismiss the lawsuit. The state appeals court upheld the decision.

The Michigan Supreme Court says it will hear arguments about whether to take a full appeal from Menards or some other action. No date has been set.  (AP)

Check Also

Woman found dead in Cass County

Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said the agency is investigating a death that deputies believe …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *