Monthly Archives June 2021

New Jersey Supreme Court Adopts ‘Ongoing Storm Rule,’ Preempting Landowner Liability for Clearing Ice or Snow From Sidewalks

Addressing whether commercial landowners owe a duty to clear snow and ice from their property during a storm, the New Jersey Supreme Court has adopted the ongoing storm rule, under which a landowner does not have a duty to remove snow or ice from public walkways until a reasonable time after the cessation of precipitation. Angel Alberto Pareja v. Princeton International Properties (2021). In January 2015, plaintiff Angel Alberto Pareja was walking to work when he slipped on ice, fell, and broke his hip. The sidewalk area on which he fell was on property owned and managed by defendant Princeton
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