Eastman & Smith Attorneys Win Summary Judgment in Franklin County


Recently, Eastman & Smith attorneys Mark A. Shaw and Holly L. Hollandsworth secured a favorable decision from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in a personal injury case based on negligence and products liability theories. The client, an elevator company, was sued by an individual who alleged she was injured while riding an elevator. The court granted the elevator company's motion for summary judgment, finding there was no evidence of negligent maintenance of the elevator on the part of the company. The court also found the plaintiff's products liability claims failed because the elevator was a fixture rather than a product, and because her defective design claims were barred by Ohio's ten-year statute of repose. As a result, the Court dismissed the case against the elevator company. Mr. Shaw and Ms. Hollandsworth practice out of the firm's Columbus office.