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PLAINTIFF’S BURDEN IN STORM IN PROGRESS CASES

February 10, 2016 • Posted By Jenna Elkind • Insurance Coverage

In Burniston v. Ranric Enterprises Corp., (Argued 11/20/2015) the Appellate Division Second Department has recently reiterated an exception to the storm in progress rule. The storm in progress rule states that generally, a defendant property owner or tenant will not be liable for a slip and fall accident involving snow and ice until an adequate period of time has passed following the cessation of the storm to allow the owner or tenant an opportunity to rectify the hazards caused by the storm. Read More