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Supreme Court Victory for Commercial Landowners

Commercial Landowners

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a commercial landowner does not have an affirmative duty to clear snow and ice during an active storm. In adopting this doctrine, known as the “ongoing storm rule,” the Court clarified the scope of a commercial landowner’s duty during snow storms.

Scirocco Law, PC represented the New Jersey Defense Association as Amicus Curiae in this case. Mark Scirocco briefed and argued the matter before the NJ Supreme Court. The ruling is a victory for the NJDA.

The New Jersey Law Journal reported on the case, which can be found here.