Our Dallas Office

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 224626
Dallas, Texas 75222

Physical address:
2223 W Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75208

214.946.8000 phone
214.946.8433 fax

Our Houston Office

1005 Heights Ave
Houston TX 77008

713.529.0048 phone
713.529.2498 fax

Our Santa Fe Office

128 Grant Ave, Ste 111
Santa Fe, NM 87501

505.303.0585 phone

Peter Kelly successfully upholds $1.1M judgment in Fourteenth Court of Appeals!

Congratulations to Peter Kelly who convinced the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston to affirm a $1.1 million judgment obtained by Jason Gibson and Andrew Smith against Kroger following an incident in which a meatcutter lost four fingers on his dominant hand.

Among other issues on appeal, Kroger argued that its duties should be limited to those owed by premises owners to invitees–meaning no duty to train or supervise, hire competent co-employees, provide appropriate instrumentalities, etc.  The court rejected that argument based on the Supreme Court’s recent opinion in Austin v. Kroger.  Kroger also argued that the trial court erred in admitting certain photographs taken by the plaintiff after he returned to work, claiming that the pictures were thus the result of a criminal trespass and thus inadmissible under the exclusionary rule.  The court rejected this argument as well.  You can find a link to the opinion here.