For example, he is pursuing a case in which a school shoveled for its students but employees didnít continue to keep the walk clear for an older person who came by and fell. Itís about common sense and not being negligent.
Donít worry if you shovel this morning and then go to work while the snow keeps coming down. Come back for more shoveling in the evening; a judge or jury is likely to approve.
Maybe I'm misinterpreting or there were additional factors in the school case, but the two bolded portions seem inconsistent to me. It's ok to shovel in the morning and leave for the rest of the day, knowing that snow will continue to accumulate, but if school employees shovel in the morning and then let the snow accumulate while they do their normal jobs inside, that's negligent?
It's not like a school is a place where people are coming and going all day, requiring the sidewalks to be constantly clear. Why are they supposed to drop their work to go shovel multiple times a day, when everyone else can leave it until the workday is over?