Slip and Fall Lawsuit Against the Management Company of An Apartment Building

In Bremer v. Leisure Acres-Phase II Housing Corp., 363 Ill. App. 3d 581, 584, 842 N.E.2d 1151, 299 Ill. Dec. 799 (2006), the plaintiff sued the owner and management company of her apartment building after she slipped and fell on a patch of ice located on the concrete walkway leading from the apartment building to the building's parking lot. Bremer, 363 Ill. App. 3d at 582. The plaintiff argued that the Act should not bar her claims, because she fell on a "walkway" on the premises rather than a public sidewalk bordering the property. The Third District disagreed, holding that the surface on which the plaintiff fell was a sidewalk under the plain language of the Act because it was a paved path for foot passengers. Bremer, 363 Ill. App. 3d at 584.