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Pothole in Costco parking lot was ‘open and obvious’ (access required)

Where photographs taken immediately after a woman fell on the edge of a pothole in a Costco parking lot showed the hole was not obscured or camouflaged, the woman could have, and should have, avoided stepping into the “open and obvious” hole. As she was contributorily negligent, Costco prevailed on its summary judgment motion. Background This matter ...