PHA Not Responsible for Resident's Fall on Black Ice

February 28, 2011
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Facts: A resident sued the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and its contractor for negligence after slipping and falling on black ice on the walkway in front of her building. NYCHA and its contractor, which had installed a sidewalk shed in front of the building, asked the court to dismiss the case. The court refused, finding a trial was needed to determine the facts. NYCHA and the contractor appealed.

Ruling: The appeals court ruled for NYCHA and the contractor, and dismissed the case.

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