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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Gonzalez

Supreme Court of Texas

968 S.W.2d 934 (1998)

Summary
Procedural History
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To prove constructive notice of a dangerous condition by circumstantial evidence, a plaintiff must demonstrate that it is more likely than not that the condition existed long enough for a reasonable opportunity for discovery by the shop owner.

Relevant Facts

Flora Gonzalez slipped and fell on macaroni salad in a Wal-Mart store, sustaining injuries. She filed a lawsuit alleging negligence by Wal-Mart for failing to maintain a clean aisle. The salad appeared significantly contaminated, indicating it may have been on the floor for some time.

Issue

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December 8, 2023

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Citations

968 S.W.2d 934 (1998)

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