Township Immune from Municipal Parking Lot Lawsuit

December 28, 2009
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Facts: A woman slipped and fell on a large patch of ice in a municipal parking lot while walking to her car. The ice patch had formed as a result of water running downgrade from melting snow piled near the parked cars, and then freezing.

The woman sued the township for negligence, arguing that it had not properly instructed its snowplow driver as to where in the municipal lot he should put plowed snow so that any runoff wouldn't form ice patches.

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