Tenant Not Responsible for Parking Lot

January 29, 2013
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Facts: A pedestrian slipped and fell on ice in the parking lot of a shopping center. She sued the owner of the property. The owner asserted that the tenant that rented the store near the parking lot was obligated to keep not only its space and the area adjacent to the store but also the parking lot free from ice and snow. The owner sued the tenant, within the same lawsuit, for allegedly breaching its lease by not maintaining the parking lot. The tenant and the owner each asked the trial court for a judgment in its favor without a trial. 

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