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ANITA SMITH v. BAY FRONT, LLC

Torts — Notice of defect — Res ipsa loquitor

Anita Smith appeals from the grant of summary judgment by the Circuit Court of Baltimore County on July 31, 2019, in favor of appellee Bay Front, LLC (“Bay Front”). Ms. Smith filed a negligence complaint against Bay Front to recover damages for injuries she suffered on March 4, 2018, when the interior wooden steps, in the townhome in which she and her children resided, collapsed as she descended on her way to the basement. Ms. Smith and her family were leasing the townhome from Bay Front at the time.

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