Out-of-Possession Landlord Not Liable for Slip-and-Fall Injuries
What Happened: An employee coming to work in the morning suffered serious injuries after slipping on ice in the office parking lot. Whether due to workers’ comp or just professional self-preservation, the employee decided that suing the landlord made a lot more sense than suing her employer. The landlord denied any liability for the incident.
Ruling: The Pennsylvania federal court agreed and tossed the employee’s negligence case.