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In this action, the plaintiff claimed that he suffered serious injuries while working for American Airlines on an aircraft ramp when he slipped on compacted snow and ice. Plaintiff alleged that our client, a snow removal company, which had a contract with American Airlines, was negligent in failing to remove the snow and ice from the ramp. Our client had been hired to push and plow snow from certain areas at the airport, including the area where plaintiff fell. On summary judgment, we argued that our client had properly performed its duties to "push and plow" snow and could not be held liable if small amounts of snow where left behind. The Court agreed with our arguments finding that our client fulfilled its duties to American Airlines and did not owe a duty to plaintiff. Accordingly, the court held that plaintiff could not establish liability based upon a negligence claim against our client.Minelli v. Aero Snow Removal Corporation, Supreme Court, Nassau County