On February 1, 2021, partner Mark Scirocco argued before the Supreme Court of New Jersey with respect to the so-called “ongoing storm rule.” Mark appeared before the Court on behalf of the New Jersey Defense Association as Amicus Curiae.
The ongoing storm rule, which is applied in other states, refers to whether commercial landowners have an obligation to keep their properties safe even when snow or ice is actively accumulating. Ironically enough, the argument took place during one of the most severe storms to hit the Northeast in several years.
A decision from the Justices is expected by late Summer 2021. The February 1, 2021 argument was recapped by the legal publication Law360, and can be found here.