Barbara Rieger v. Giant Eagle Inc., Case No. 2018-0883
Eighth District Court of Appeals (Cuyahoga County)
- Must stores offering motorized shopping carts warn shoppers using the carts about collision dangers, train them how to operate the carts, and determine whether they might be disqualified from driving the carts?
- Did the appeals court rule the mere possibility of harm from the wrongful conduct was enough to support an award of punitive damages (which punishes the wrongful conduct of the person or entity that caused the harm and is designed to deter future misconduct)?
- Did the appeals court create a new legal standard for these types of cases?