Slip/Trip and Fall

In Sada v August Wilson Theater, 2016 NY Slip Op 05024 (App. Div. 1st Dept. June 23, 2016) – a personal injury/premises liability/slip-and-fall case – the court unanimously affirmed the denial of defendant’s motion for summary judgment. From the Order: Plaintiff alleges that as he was returning to a show at defendant August Wilson Theater after having…

Read More Slip/Fall on Wet Staircase; Plaintiff Survives Summary Judgment
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The First Department’s recent decision in Rios v 1146 Ogden LLC, 2016 NY Slip Op 01420 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Feb. 25, 2016) illustrates one way in which a plaintiff injured on someone’s property can overcome summary judgment. There, the plaintiff alleged that she was injured “when she was caused to fall in the bathroom of her…

Read More Complaints to Live-In Super Sufficient Evidence of Notice to Overcome Summary Judgment in Apartment Tile Injury Case
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In McRae v. Venuto, No. 2014-10748, 2016 WL 515794 (N.Y. App. Div. 2nd Dept. Feb. 10, 2016), the court held that plaintiff raised a triable issue of fact on her slip-and-fall case: Here, the defendant established, prima facie, his entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by submitting the deposition testimony of the plaintiff, which…

Read More Eyewitness Affidavits Save Slip-and-Fall Case From Summary Judgment Dismissal
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In Mazza v. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, 134 A.D.3d 1073 (N.Y. App. Div. 2nd Dept. 2015), the court affirmed the lower court’s denial of defendant’s motion for summary judgment on liability, and declined to find that the alleged defect upon which plaintiff tripped was “trivial” as a matter of law. In…

Read More Trip-and-Fall Case Continues; Alleged Defect Was Not “Trivial”
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In Brown v. Addison Hall Owners Corp., No. 16744, 2016 WL 237527 (N.Y. App. Div. Jan. 21, 2016), the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the denial of summary judgment to defendants on plaintiff’s personal injury premises liability (slip/fall) claim. From the decision: In this action alleging a slip and fall on a wet floor inside…

Read More Decision: Slip/Fall Case Survives Summary Judgment; No Evidence that Defendants Mopped on Day of Accident
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