Ren v. City of New York
In Ren, the plaintiff alleged that he tripped and fell over a defective restoration of a roadway completed following repairs to underground utilities in the area. As a result of the accident, plaintiff sustained a fracture to his ankle requiring surgery.
Plaintiff sued our client, Main Man Plumbing, under a theory of Successor Corporate Liability. Prior to the completion of discovery, Peter Lopalo moved for summary judgment atguing that the Doctrine of Successor Corporate Liability recognizes the general rule that a corporation which acquires the assets of another is not liable for the torts of its predecessor and that none of the recognized exceptions to the Doctrine applied to this case. The Court agreed and granted our client summary judgment.