David Gould Get Defense Verdict in Nassau County on Fall From Ladder Case
David Gould obtained a unanimous liability defense verdict in Supreme Court Nassau County before Justice Arthur Diamond, Casale v. The Estate of Edith Marksohn, Index No.: 601097-16.
Theresa Villani Obtains Summary Judgment and Wins Appeal
Theresa Villani successfully argued the appeal in Salinas v. World Housewares, et al. before the Appellate Division First Department which unanimously affirmed the Supreme Court New York County decision granting summary judgment and dismissing the plaintiff's complaint in its entirety.
Cecil Floyd Wins Defense Verdict In Case Where Jury Awards $28 Million Against Other Defendants
After a four week trial in Supreme Court, Westchester County, Cecil Floyd secured a defense verdict in Gloria G. v. City School District of the City of Mount Vernon et al. Index No. 70026/12.
Cecil Floyd and Josh Kardisch Prevail on Plaintiff's Appeal Before the Second Department
On December 5, 2018, the Second Department issued a Decision and Order in the matter of Syed A. Shah v. Mo M. Rahman, et al. under Docket No. 2016-04719 which affirmed the Judgment of the Court below.
John Komar Wins Defense Verdict at Damages Trial in Brooklyn
On November 16, 2018 John Komar secured a defense verdict before the Hon. Richard J. Montelione, A.J.S.C. in Civil Court, Kings County, in the case of Hinds v Ali.
Marcin J. Kurzatkowski Obtains Summary Judgment in Alleged Slip and Fall on Snow/Ice Case in Bronx County
On October 10, 2018, Marcin J. Kurzatkowski obtained summary judgmet on behalf of our client in the Nakia Scott v. Euro-Spek, LLC, et al. matter in the Supreme Court - Bronx County.
Marcin J. Kurzatkowski Obtains Summary Judgment In Carbon Monoxide Exposure Case in Orange County
On June 29, 2018, Marcin J. Kurzatkowski obtained summary judgment on behalf of our client in the Carrin Quin and Joseph Quin v. Thomas Costa, et al. matter in the Supreme Court - Orange County.
Marcin J. Kurzatkowski Obtains Summary Judgment in Alleged Trip and Fall Case in Kings County
On September 28, 2018, Marcin J. Kurzatkowski obtained summary judgment on behalf of our client in the Sabrina Lee v. The City of New York, et al. matter in the Supreme Court - Kings County. Mr. Kurzatkowski represented a major bank with regards to the plaintiff's allegation that she sustained injuries when she tripped and fell on the sidewalk outside of a property in Brooklyn, New York.
Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Case
The Firm recently won summary judgment in a trip and fall case, securing a dismissal of all of plaintiff''s claims with prejudice against our client, a private landowner that owned the abutting sidewalk where plaintiff was allegedly injured. Plaintiff claimed that he tripped and fell in a snow-covered city-owned tree well on New Year''s Day 2011.
Twelve Day Trial Ends With Verdict for Russo & Toner Client
On October 1, 2018 John Komar secured a liability defense verdict for our clients in Pagan v. Paradise, after a twelve day unified trial in Supreme Court, Bronx County.
David Gould Obtains a Defense Verdict on Damages in Brooklyn - Jury Unanimously Finds the Plaintiff Did Not Sustain a "Serious Injury."
The plaintiff, a 46-year old deliveryman, claims herniated discs to his back and neck as well as left shoulder bursitis as a result of a two-car collision on August 6, 2013 in Albany County.
Summary Judgment in Multi-million Dollar New York Labor Law 241(6) Construction Accident Case
The Firm obtained summary judgment on behalf of our client, a large national retail corporation, in a lawsuit commenced by a worker who allegedly sustained millions of dollars in damages due to an accident at a construction site. Even though our client, as owner of the premises, could have been held vicariously liable pursuant to 241(6) of the Labor Law, we were able to convince the Court, at oral argument and in motion papers, that our client could not be held liable to the plaintiff or any party, under any theory of liability.
Defense Verdict On Liability In Erie County Labor Law 240 Construction Accident Case
Florina Altshiler, Esq., of Russo & Toner, LLP, obtained a defense verdict on liability after a jury trial in Erie County Supreme Court. Plaintiff, David Bonczar, a then 46-year-old male fire alarm technician claimed serious injuries following a fall from an A-frame ladder while installing a fire detection system at an AMC theater during a major renovation project. Plaintiff alleged that the ladder wobbled and shifted as he descended causing him to fall to the floor below.
Labor Law Summary Judgment Granted in Queens County Construction Accident Case
Summary judgment was granted in a Queens County construction accident case Calle v. 1411 IC-SIC Property LLC, Index No. 704429/2013 (Supreme Court, Queens County). The plaintiff claimed that during the course of demolishing a ceiling, a beam fell onto him causing severe injuries. The plaintiff moved for summary judgment on his claim for violation of Labor Law section 240(1) arguing that he was not provided with a proper protective device to perform his work.
Summary Judgment Motion at Trial in Kings County Labor Law Case
The Firm successfully defended two summary judgment motions in Supreme Court, Kings County in the case of Crawford v. The North Flats, LLC, Index No. 13076/2013. The plaintiff claimed that he was entitled to summary judgment on his claims of violation of Labor Law sections 240, 241(6) and 200 against the defendants/third-party plaintiffs owner and general contractor. The Firm argued that the clamps of an extension ladder "popped off" causing the ladder to collapse causing injuries.