FREDDIE DAVIS v. SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT (Tenn. Ct. App. July 29, 2011)
This is a negligence action. Plaintiff/Appellant asserts that Defendant/Appellee is liable for personal injuries he allegedly sustained when he fell while walking down the steps at the Shelby County courthouse. Due to Appellant's incarceration, the trial court granted three continuances; however, Appellant's request for a fourth continuance was denied.
Following a hearing, the trial court found that Appellant had failed to meet his burden to show negligence on the part of the Appellee, and further concluded that, if there was negligence in the case, Appellant was at least fifty percent at fault so as to bar recovery. Appellant appeals both the denial of his fourth motion for a continuance and the trial court's ruling in favor of Appellee. Finding no error, we affirm.
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