Ciciora v. CCAA, Inc., No. 08-1099
In a personal injury action, district court's grant of defendants' motion for summary judgment is affirmed where: 1) district court properly granted summary judgment to defendant-business owner, as plaintiff has not presented any evidence that the fall was a result of an unnatural accumulation of ice or an aggravation of an existing condition; 2) district court properly granted summary judgment to defendant-property owner, as mere presence of snow and ice does not demonstrate negligence; and 3) there is no evidence that the ice was anything other than a natural accumulation, and as the duty to maintain a safe ingress and egress does not include the removal of natural accumulations of ice, there is no viable claim here.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
Argued February 13, 2009
Decided September 4, 2009
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