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RDM attorney 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.”

Premises liability.

Despite your best efforts to eliminate the potential for injury, accidents can happen. Call on RDM’s attorneys to help you when you face a premises liability claim.

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Spider photo Johnny BlueJacket.