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The duty that municipalities have in Pennsylvania obligating them to maintain their roadways cannot be waived, an attorney argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a case set to test the limits of tort liability releases for cities and towns across the state.

On Tuesday, the justices heard arguments in a case captioned Degliomini v. Philadelphia Phillies, which involves a lawsuit a man filed against Philadelphia after he was partially paralyzed after hitting a sinkhole during a 20-mile bike ride sponsored by the charitable foundations of the Phillies Major League Baseball team in 2015.

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Max Mitchell

Max Mitchell is ALM's Pennsylvania Bureau Chief overseeing The Legal Intelligencer, Delaware Law Weekly and Delaware Business Court Insider. Follow him on Twitter @MMitchellTLI. His email is [email protected]

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