The plaintiff, a resident of the defendant homeowners’ association, brought suit to recover for injuries she sustained after she fell in a common area leading to her town home in a residential community managed by the defendant.  The residential community in which she lived is a mixed town home/single family residence community.  The plaintiff claimed that she could not see branches in the dark as she climbed the steps that evening.  After two days of trial, the jury found that the defendant homeowners’ association was not negligent. For a detailed summary of the case of Hackett v. Indian King Residents Association, please follow this link: