December 21, 2017

Homeowners need a reasonable time to remedy snow and ice. DSB was successful in having a claim against a Suffolk County homeowner defendant dismissed. The plaintiff, a tenant at the loss location, claimed that she slipped and fell on an accumulation of ice on a rear walkway leading to her entrance to the premises. The Supreme Court granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment, finding that the ice condition formed during a late evening winter weather event, and that defendants did not have a reasonable time in which to take remedial measures.