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Maurice v. Chester Housing Association

The plaintiff brought this action forward alleging negligence on the part of the defendant, Chester Housing Association, for injuries sustained when she slipped and fell on a patch of snow-covered icy ground. The plaintiff fell while walking in the parking lot attached to the apartment building where she lived. Both the apartment building and the parking lot are owned by the defendant. In support of her case, the plaintiff presented an expert witness to provide testimony on snow removal to the court. The defendant objected to the expert testimony on the ground that the witness lacked specialized training or expertise in the area for which he was going to provide testimony. The trial court sustained the defendant’s objection and precluded the plaintiff’ witness testifying.