On February 1, 2019, the Fourth Department issued a Decision in the matter of Flowers v. Harborcenter Development, LLC, et al., Docket No. CA 18-00261; Index No.: 802298/15, vacating $1.6 million of a $1.8 million jury verdict against our client, the defendants in this Erie County Labor Law 240 (1) 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.