Slip and Fall In a Market on Water Dripping from Vegetables

In Tuttle v. Crawford (1936) 8 Cal. 2d 126, 63 P.2d 1128, the plaintiff, "a woman in middle life" (id. at p. 127), fell on a wet spot in a market. The jury ruled in her favor. "Water dripping from heads of lettuce which had been immersed in tubs or bins containing water to freshen them had formed a pool on the floor as the lettuce was transported from the tubs and placed on the racks or display stands. . . . Portions of lettuce leaves and particles of vegetable matter . . . within the wet area, also contributed to the fall." (Id. at p. 128.)