Friday, May 24, 2024

Summary Judgment Denied in Slip and Fall Case

In the case of Sanner v. Airbnb, Inc., No. 3:22-CV-00274 (M.D. Pa. March 29, 2024 Mehalchick, J.), the court denied a Motion for Summary Judgment in a wintry slip and fall case.

The court found that the hills and ridges doctrine does not apply to a localized patch of ice or to circumstances when the icy condition is allegedly created by human intervention.

In this case, the court found that whether the conditions at issue were due solely to a natural snow accumulation was a disputed fact.

Judge Karoline Mehalchick
M.D. Pa.

The court also found that allegations regarding Plaintiff’s assumption of the risk were also disputed. As such, summary judgment was denied and the case was allowed to proceed.

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

I thank Attorney James M. Beck of the Philadelphia office of the Reed Smith law firm for bringing this case to my attention.

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