HOA Liable For Private Sidewalk Fall, NJ High Court Says

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (August 12, 2015, 4:15 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court has determined that a homeowners association is liable for injuries a resident sustained on a sidewalk within the community, ruling Wednesday that a property owner's immunity from claims for injuries on a public sidewalk doesn't extend to incidents on private walkways.

The high court overturned a New Jersey Appellate Division ruling that its 2011 decision in Luchejko v. City of Hoboken — which found that condominium associations aren't liable for injuries on sidewalks abutting their property — applies to a interior sidewalk in an adult residential community. The decision hands a victory to plaintiff Cuiyun Qian,...

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