Underhill v. Borough of Caldwell

Plaintiff slipped and fell on black ice in a parking lot owned by private entities and leased in its entirety to the Borough of Caldwell. The lease stated that maintenance of the property — including snow and ice removal — was the sole responsibility of the borough. Applying the New Jersey Supreme Court’s recent holding in Shields v. Ramslee Motors, 240 N.J. 479 (2020), the Appellate Division ruled that summary judgment in favor of the property owners was mandated.

Underhill-v.-Caldwell