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State Supreme Court Expands Government Liability for Dangerous Condition of Public Property

Posted in Damages, Public Works, Recent Court Decisions, Streets and Sidewalks
A car driving along a road is sideswiped by another car, causing it to veer into a median and hit a tree.  Tragically, all but one of the car’s occupants is killed; the sole survivor is seriously injured.  Although the driver of the other car was clearly at fault, the city that maintained the tree… Continue Reading