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In Cerio v. Carrington, 2018 NY Slip Op 03597 (App. Div. 1st Dept. May 17, 2018), a car accident case, the court unanimously affirmed the lower court’s grant of summary judgment to defendant City of New York. From the decision: Plaintiff was injured when defendant Carrington, an intoxicated driver, attempted to make an illegal u-turn and collided […]

In Vega v. Crane, 2018 NY Slip Op 03262 (App. Div. 4th Dept. May 4, 2018), a motor vehicle accident death case, the court explicitly held “that a person does not owe a common-law duty to motorists to refrain from sending a text message to a person whom he or she knows, or reasonably should know, […]

From Rodriguez v. City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op 02287 (April 3, 2018): This appeal requires us to answer a question that has perplexed courts for some time: Whether a plaintiff is entitled to partial summary judgment on the issue of a defendant’s liability, when, as here, defendant has arguably raised an issue of fact […]

In Valente v Dave & Buster’s of N.Y., Inc. 2018 NY Slip Op 01089 (App. Div. 2d Dept. Feb. 14, 2018), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s personal injury lawsuit, arising from an assault at a Dave & Buster’s restaurant. From the decision: On October 8, 2010, the plaintiff was stabbed while at a […]

In Forman v. Henkin, 2018 NY Slip Op 01015 (N.Y. Ct. App. Feb. 13, 2018), a personal injury case, the New York Court of Appeals provided guidance on how courts should evaluate discovery requests for discovery of information from litigants’ social media accounts. Judge DiFiore wrote: [C]ourts addressing disputes over the scope of social media discovery should […]

In Pronk v. Standard Hotel, 2018 NY Slip Op 00903 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Feb. 8, 2018), the court affirmed the denial of defendants’ motion for summary judgment. In this personal injury / premises liability case, plaintiff sued after he cut his left foot on a glass candleholder while entering a spa pool in Le […]

From Jones v. New York City Hous. Auth., 2018 NY Slip Op 00027 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 2, 2018): Defendant established its prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law in this action where plaintiff was injured when he slipped and fell on ice. Defendant submitted evidence, including the testimony of its supervisor of […]

In Bissett v 30 Merrick Plaza, LLC, 2017 NY Slip Op 08805 (App. Div. 2d Dept. Dec. 20, 2017), the court affirmed the denial of defendant’s motion for summary judgment. In this case, plaintiff alleged that she “was injured when she slipped and fell on a pile of wet leaves on one of the steps of […]

Pospis Law is pleased to announce that it has been retained to represent a client involved in a terrible moving vehicle accident. Our client was, while lawfully walking home from a holiday party on Christmas Eve, struck by a vehicle being operated in a negligent manner. In addition to pursuing claims against the driver of […]

In O’Connell v. Macy’s Corporate Services, Inc., 154 A.D.3d 628 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Oct. 31, 2017), the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s personal injury claim against Macy’s. In sum, plaintiff alleges that on or about November 28, 2013, she was struck by an all terrain-vehicle driven by the Defendant Jeff Stanton. […]