Article: Status of Residential Sidewalk Liability
James H. Foxen and Nabila Saeed recently reported on the Status of Residential Sidewalk Liability. The liability of a landowner for injuries arising
out of tree roots affecting residential sidewalks is a common issue handled by the defense bar. Residential property owners have long enjoyed the benefit of sidewalk immunity. Our courts have repeatedly affirmed sidewalk immunity, while at times noting its archaic origins.