Plaintiffs counsel Jon Norris knew he had a tough case in the matter of a pregnant woman who slipped and fell on untreated black ice in front of a Norwalk Rite Aid Pharmacy, as the state’s ongoing storm guidelines came into play.

In Connecticut, businesses can’t be held liable—in most cases—if someone falls and hurts themselves when a storm is still in progress, on the belief that it’s difficult for a store owner to make good-faith efforts to clear snow and ice during a storm.

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