In Papadopoulos v. Target Corp., 457 Mass. 368 (2010), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court explanded liability for property-owners for injuries caused by a "natural accumulation" of snow or ice. With snowstorms hitting the state this weekend, property owners risk liability if they're not ensuring well-shoveled walkways. "Besides potentially more work for shovelers, the July ruling could lead to more lawsuits, according to David White, a Boston attorney and former president of the Massachusetts Bar Association." [Boston Globe]
Liability for snowstorms in Massachusetts
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