According to the Opinion, the Plaintiff slipped and fell on a smooth patch of ice that was covered by approximately 1 to 2 inches of snow on a ramp located on a sidewalk.
The Superior Court addressed the liability of a municipality and the owner of land adjacent to a public sidewalk in a downtown business district area for injuries sustained by a licensee who allegedly fell while walking on a
The court in this Alexander case covered a variety of subjects including the duties of possessors of land to licensees, the question of notice, the hills and ridges doctrine, the applicability of a municipal “Sidewalk Ordinance,” and the application of the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act.
As noted, the court ultimately affirmed summary judgment in favor of both the municipality and the owner of the commercial property.
Although this case was originally issued as a non-precedential decision, after a motion filed by defense counsel, the Superior Court agreed to reproduce this Opinion as a published, and therefore, precedential Opinion.
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I send thanks to Attorney Mark E. Mioduszewski of the