J. Mark Pecci, II and Erica Johnson of Marks O’Neill’s Philadelphia office were successful in having Motion for Summary Judgment granted in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Plaintiff alleged negligence against Defendant for an alleged slip and fall on ice and snow while at an apartment complex. Depositions revealed that Plaintiff fell not on the sidewalk as alleged in her Complaint, but on the back patio of the apartment. Summary Judgment argued that the patio where Plaintiff fell was not a common area and would not have been the responsibility of the apartment staff and/or an outside contractor and thus Defendants cannot be liable to Plaintiff. The trial court agreed and dismissed all claims against Defendant.