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Jay O’Brien Obtains Summary Judgment in Slip and Fall Case

July 5, 2019

Jay O’Brien obtained summary judgment on behalf of a property owner and management company in a heavily contested slip and fall case.  Plaintiff slipped and fell as he was walking back to his apartment on the only cement walkway that led to his apartment.  Plaintiff alleged that the walkway was covered in mud and water, a problem which he testified that he and others had previously reported to the owner and manager, but that they failed to repair.  Jay argued that there was an alternate route leading to the apartment which should have been considered, and that Plaintiff failed to exercise ordinary care for his own safety.  The court granted the summary judgment motion after oral argument.

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