2012 “Spot the Tort” Contest with my 1Ls at the University of Memphis law school:
Here are a couple of (admittedly bad and small) photos of a partially fallen tree in the west bound lane of Stage-Delano Road [in Shelby County]. Hidden from the view of west bound motorist by the fallen tree, a danger in itself, was a fiberglass bathtub. The tub is visible to east bound motorists and is shown in the east bound photo. It was in the road for at least two weeks.
Over that course of time, I noticed that the tub appeared to have been struck at least twice. I do not know if it was struck by a passing motorist. I can attest that damage to the tub increased at least twice over the course of my observations as I passed to and from the law school over the two weeks.
I am happy to report that it appears that the right of way on the street was mowed today and the tree and tub were removed. — Terry VanEaton