New Jersey Supreme Court Says HOA is Liable For Personal Injuries Sustained on Common Area Sidewalk

Supreme Court of New Jersey decision (August 12, 2015).

The plaintiff in this case sued the developer of a common interest development, the homeowners association, the association’s management company, and a landscape contractor for damages resulting from personal injuries suffered by the plaintiff when she slipped and fell on ice that had accumulated on a common-area sidewalk within the community following a snowstorm. The plaintiff contended that defendants did not properly maintain the common area where she suffered her injury.

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