`An Illinois woman is suing her Wisconsin parents for negligence, claiming a surprise birthday visit to her mother in January 2005 left the woman with a broken ankle after a fall on her parents’ icy driveway. [..]
She filed suit earlier this year, arguing that her parents should be held liable for damages for maintaining “an unnatural accumulation of ice” on their driveway. She alleges her parents’ gutter was defective and they should pay her more than $75,000 in damages.
Her parents responded that she can’t prove their driveway was icy at the time or that their drainage system was faulty.’