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Ryan P. Kelley
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A Brief Overview of the Standards for Snow and Ice Cases in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut

As the weather begins its cold turn and the ice starts to claim our windshields, you may find yourself wondering to what extent can a landlord or commercial tenant be liable in the event you slip and fall on snow or ice and injure yourself on their property.  Below is a brief overview of the duties imposed on property owners/commercial tenants in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.  Whether you have a case against a city, town or a state is not addressed in this blog.  Please be advised that cases against cities, towns or states often have strict, statutory prerequisites to the bringing of a claim and you should consult an attorney as soon as possible in the event you have been injured due to snow and ice in an area controlled by a city, town or state.

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By Barbara M. Callahan, Esq.

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003 (SCRA) protects servicemembers from certain judicial proceedings until they return from military service, deployment or overseas tours of duty.  The Act offers important protection for those of us that have been recalled to active duty to Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere in support of the Global War on Terrorism.  The Act’s purpose is “to enable such persons to devote their entire energy to the defense needs of the Nation.”  50 U.S.C. Appendix § 502.

Covered servicemembers include those on active duty in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, certain members of the National Guard recalled to active duty for more than 30 days, and certain members of the Reserves recalled to active duty.  Some sections of SCRA may afford protections to a servicemember’s family, including a spouse and children.

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