Wisconsin Court of Appeals
Torts — safe-place statute — negligence
Paul Cartter appeals from the trial court’s judgment, entered following entry of an order partially granting summary judgment and a bench trial, which together dismissed Cartter’s claims against Marcus Hotels, Inc. (“Marcus”), Milwaukee City Center, LLC (d/b/a Hilton Milwaukee City Center) (“the Hotel”), and Zurich American Insurance Company. Cartter argues that: (1) the trial court failed to make all reasonable inferences in his favor on summary judgment and, as a result, erroneously dismissed his safe-place claim; and (2) the trial court applied the wrong standard of care to his negligence claim at trial and erroneously dismissed that claim as well. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm the trial court. Not recommended for publication in the official reports.
Dist I, Milwaukee County, Dugan, J., Brennan, J.
Attorneys: For Appellant: Gende, James J., II, Pewaukee; Harding, Matthew R., Pewaukee; For Respondent: Pezze, Ronald G., Jr., Milwaukee; Van Den Elzen, Ahndrea Renae, Milwaukee