Was Landlord Responsible for Pedestrian's Slip-and-Fall Outside Building?

LVT Number: #30836

Pedestrian, who was injured in a slip-and-fall in the snow in front of landlord's building, sued landlord for negligence. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss the case without a trial.  Landlord claimed that a storm was in progress at the time of the accident, and the pedestrian admitted in pretrial testimony that it was snowing when he fell. The pedestrian appealed, and the case was reopened. There were issues of fact that required a trial.

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Herrera v. Vargas: Index No. 11577, 302090/15, 2020 NY Slip Op 03082 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 5/28/20; Renwick, JP, Richter, Manzanet-Daniels, Singh, Moulton, JJ)