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Slip & Fall Claim Dismissed with Summary Judgment

Noah Hodgson
June 2019 SVR Lawyers, Alberta

In Lewandowska v Vander Woude, 2019 ABPC 115, the Plaintiff slipped and fell on the sidewalk adjacent to our clients’ property. The Plaintiff claimed that our clients caused ice build up on the sidewalk due to the existence of an eavestrough that pointed down the driveway toward the sidewalk thereby making them liable for the slip & fall. Judge J.N. LeGrandeur granted summary judgment in our favour and dismissed the Plaintiff’s claim on the basis that our clients did not owe a duty of care to the Plaintiff as they were not occupiers of the sidewalk.

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