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Richardson v. The Commodore, Inc.
Citation:599 N.W.2d 693 (Iowa 1999).
Plaintiff was visiting a bar, playing pool when a large piece of the restaurant ceiling fell on top of him. The building was constructed in 1913 and acquired by Defendants in 1982. Prior to moving the business into the building, Defendants had the ceiling inspected by Blumer, who repaired portions of the ceiling shortly thereafter. The ceiling was not inspected or repaired from 1985 to 1994 (the year of Plaintiff’s injury). Following Plaintiff’s injury, Blumer inspected the building and concluded sagging portions of the drop ceiling were the cause of the ceiling fall; however, not in any of the areas repaired by Blumer in 1982.
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