Marie A. Castronuovo Wins Summary Judgement in Kings County
On May 28, 2021 Marie A. Castronuovo won summary judgment for our clients in a slip and fall case in Kings County. The plaintiff alleged that she slipped on a wet floor inside the lobby of defendant’s building because defendants building owner and cleaning contractor placed an inadequate amount of weather mats on the lobby floor and failed to place them in proper positions. She also argued that the floor was wet and defendant cleaning contractor failed to discover and remedy that condition. Ms. Castronuovo represented both defendants and successfully argued that the building was not required to cover every inch of the lobby floor nor were they required to provide a constant remedy to rain being tracked into the lobby. Ms. Castronuovo also successfully argued that the cleaning contractor owed no direct duty to the plaintiff and had established that they had dry mopped the area in question two to three minutes prior to plaintiff’s fall.