Friday, April 21, 2023

Hills and Ridges Doctrine Argument Rejected in Black Ice Case

In the case of Maisonet v. Heidenberg Prop., LLC, No. 5931-CV-2019 (C.P. Monroe Co. Feb. 13, 2023 Zulick, J.), the court denied the Defendants’ Motions for Summary Judgment in a slip and fall case involving black ice.

The Defendants attempted to argue the hills and ridges doctrine.

The Plaintiff presented expert testimony that the slippery condition was caused by a re-freezing of water which created a black ice condition in a pedestrian pathway.

The court found that issues of fact prevented the entry of summary judgment.

Anyone wishing to review a copy of this decision may click this LINK.

Source: “Digest of Recent Opinions.” Pennsylvania Law Weekly (March 24, 2023).

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