OF JUDGMENT: 12/21/2015
COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT HON. JOHNNIE
E. WALLS JR. JUDGE
ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT: ELLIS TURNAGE
ATTORNEY FOR APPELLEE: C. PAIGE HERRING
GRIFFIS, P.J., ISHEE AND GREENLEE, JJ.
Gloria Thompson appeals the entry of summary judgment and
dismissal of her complaint with prejudice. We find no error
AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
Thompson and Mildred Lucas were with family and friends at a
casino in Greenville, Mississippi. While at the casino, Lucas
ran out of cash. As a result, Thompson loaned Lucas twenty
dollars. Lucas advised Thompson that if she did not win any
money, she would give Thompson her money back the next day.
Lucas did not win any money. The next day, Thompson drove to
Lucas's residence to pick up the twenty dollars that
Lucas had borrowed. As Thompson was leaving, she tripped and
fell in Lucas's driveway.
Thompson filed a complaint and claimed her injuries were
proximately caused by the negligence of Lucas under a theory
of premises liability. Thompson alleged that, at the time of
her injury, she was an invitee.
Following discovery, Lucas filed a motion for summary
judgment. The circuit court found Thompson was a licensee,
and Lucas had not breached the applicable duty owed to
Thompson. As a result, the circuit court granted Lucas's
motion for summary judgment and dismissed the case with
Thompson now appeals and argues the circuit court erred in
granting summary judgment based on Thompson's status as a
licensee, and genuine issues of ...