Szymula v. BP Products North America, Inc.

By March 1, 2013 cases

Ryan Gavin defended BP Products North America, Inc. in this premises liability arising out of a third party criminal attack. Plaintiff was a patron of a BP gas station in the early morning hours on her way to work. While she was fueling her car, a thief attempted to steal her purse and stabbed the Plaintiff in the course of the crime. The station was owned by BP Products and run by a local operator. The Plaintiff argued that BP was both independently negligent for failing to make the premises sufficiently safe and was vicariously liable for the local operator’s alleged negligence. The jury awarded the Plaintiff damages against the local operator but found in favor of BP Products on the claims asserted against it.