Lewis Rice Successfully Represents River City Casino, Applying Missouri Snow-and-Ice Rule

The Kansas City office of Lewis Rice successfully represented River City Casino in a slip-and-fall case involving the Missouri snow-and-ice rule, also known as the "Massachusetts Rule." Lewis Rice attorneys argued that the snow-and-ice rule prevents property owners from being held liable for conditions outside of their reasonable control. The Missouri Court of Appeals rejected the plaintiff’s argument that the Massachusetts Rule should be repealed or should at least not apply to hotel owners and operators. Robert W. Tormohlen, Joseph E. Bant, and Elizabeth J. Brown represented River City Casino on the case.

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Bob has more than 25 years' experience handling complex business and commercial disputes. His cases involve misappropriation of trade secrets, non-competition agreements, breaches of fiduciary duties, partnership disputes, creditors' rights, real estate disputes, insurance coverage issues, and transportation law. Bob also has significant experience in personal injury litigation including product liability cases and representation of plaintiffs and defendants in wrongful death claims.

Joseph represents businesses and individuals in a broad array of civil disputes in state and federal courts. He represents employers in wage claims and discrimination claims under state and federal laws. Joseph also advises businesses and individuals on issues involving contract disputes, real estate disputes, non-compete agreements, trade secrets, secured transactions, personal injury claims, and other matters. He also advises clients involved in appellate litigation in the Kansas and Missouri courts of appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Elizabeth advises clients on matters relating to commercial and civil litigation. She is also trained in the area of biotechnology and genomics law, advising on the legal implications of new scientific discoveries and emerging technologies.