Supreme Court spurns fall victim's right to sue over black ice
The Court of Appeals had held that Jacquelyn Robbins could have a jury trial regarding her injury claim against the Village Crest Condominium Association. Robbins claimed that she fell on black ice in the condominium parking area. She argued that she had no warning of the likely presence of ice and that the Condominium Association had failed to take reasonable steps to maintain the lot. The Supreme Court issued a one paragraph opinion telling the lower court to dismiss her claim because the black ice was "open and obvious" and eliminated any duty by the landowner to take reasonable safety precautions.