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Joye v. Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
405 F.2d 464 (4th Cir. 1968)


Facts

Willard Joye (plaintiff) slipped and fell on a banana peel in one of Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea’s (A & P) (defendant) grocery stores, causing injury. There was no evidence that A & P put the peel on the floor or had any notice that it was there. Nor was there definitive evidence on how long the peel had been on the floor. Joye brought a negligence suit against A & P. The jury found in favor of Joye, and A & P appealed.

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