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David J. Deterding, HeplerBroom attorney obtained summary judgment for snow removal company in St. Louis County

David J. Deterding recently obtained summary judgment for a snow removal company in St. Louis County. The plaintiff alleged that he had slipped and fallen on ice while at work. He brought suit against his employer, the premises owner, and a snow removal company. Summary judgment was obtained for the snow removal company after arguments that: (1) the snow removal company owed no general duties to third parties and (2) the contractual prerequisites necessary to establish a duty with respect to the snow removal company did not exist.