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“Open and Obvious was a defense that grew out of a particular case in the case law and basically the Michigan Supreme Court has extended that provision out, almost eliminating slip and fall cases in Michigan and they just say that if you should see what you fell on then you should have either walked the other way, you shouldn’t have walked into a pothole. The problem is a lot of the times you can’t see these things on casual observance. You know, you’re walking into a restaurant and there’s water on the floor and it’s clear liquid so you can’t see the clear liquid. You’re walking on in an area where there’s ice that formed and it’s clear black ice, that’s what black ice is and you can’t see it or it’s at night and you can’t see the hazard but unfortunately that’s one of the big issues we fight with all the time is this Open and Obvious defense and we’re here to protect our clients from the beginning so that they understand the law and that they don’t get taken to the cleaners by an insurance company or business denying them their claim. “

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