Personal Injury

In Monzac v. 1141 Elder Towers LLC, 2020 NY Slip Op 01243 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Feb. 20, 2020) – a personal injury slip-and-fall case – the court reversed the lower court’s directed verdict for defendant. From the decision: Plaintiff’s trial evidence established prima facie that defendant had constructive notice of the water on the…

Read More Evidence of Water on Lobby Floor Meets Summary Judgment Burden in Personal Injury Slip/Fall Case

In Quiros v. Hawkins, 2020 NY Slip Op 01020 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Feb. 13, 2020) – a personal injury / car accident / hit-in-the-rear case – the Appellate Division, First Department unanimously reversed the lower court’s denial of plaintiff’s motion for partial summary judgment on the issue of liability. From the decision: It is…

Read More Brake Failure Claim Insufficient to Avoid Judgment for Plaintiff in Rear-End Collision Car Accident Case

It’s New Year’s Eve – a time for reflection, and, of course, revelry. New Year’s Eve parties are a great opportunity to connect with friends, and to bring in the new year with a bang. Sometimes they’re completely enjoyable – and sometimes a shelf collapses on your head. In C.I.R. v. Mangaroni, LLC, No. 156031/2015,…

Read More Plaintiff Denied Summary Judgment in New Year’s Eve Party Accident

In Lawyer v. City of New York, 2019 NY Slip Op 07698 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Oct. 24, 2019), the court unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s premises liability (negligent security) case. The court stated the rule that “[a] landlord has a common-law duty to take minimal security precautions to protect tenants and members of…

Read More Negligent Security Case Dismissed; Court Cites Building Security Measures and Lack of Prior Incidents

In Olaechea v. City of New York et al, 17-CV-4797, 2019 WL 4805846 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2019), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s gender-based hostile work environment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. As to…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Romantic Rumors Insufficient

In Evarts v Pyro Engineering, No. 517394, 985 N.Y.S.2d 179, 181–82, 2014 N.Y. Slip Op. 02996, 2014 WL 1698366 (N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., May 01, 2014), the court modified a lower court’s order and reversed the grant of summary judgment in defendants’ favor on plaintiff’s negligence cause of action arising from a fireworks-related injury. Here, the…

Read More Fireworks Injury Negligence Claim Survives Summary Judgment