RWDM attorneys John Kellogg and Justin Ijei represented a motel sued by a guest for an alleged brown recluse spider bite in a motel room. After a four day trial, a Jackson County jury returned a unanimous defense verdict.
The case may have been one of the first Missouri premises liability cases involving an alleged venomous spider bite. “It was important to show the jury that our client acted appropriately and used adequate pest control measures in treating its property,” Ijei said. “We’re very pleased that the jury found no liability and rendered a verdict in our client’s favor.”