July 26, 2010

Law & Society

Massachusetts SJC Expands Liability for Snow and Ice Slip and Fall Cases

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) today eliminated the ancient distinction between “natural” and “unnatural” accumulations of ice and snow, making property owners liable for injuries caused by their negligent creation or failure to eliminate both kinds of winter hazards. Calling the distinction between natural and unnatural accumulations of ice and snow a “relic” derived […]