Jones v. Rochdale Village, Inc. et al.
Plaintiff sought to recover damages for significant and permanent injuries alleged to have been
sustained when she was caused to trip and fall while stepping through the sliding door of the
balcony to her apartment located at Rochdale Village, Queens, New York. Krima D. Shah filed
a motion for summary judgment to dismiss all claims against Champion Aluminum Corp.
arguing that as the general contractor on the renovation project, it did not manufacture, install
and/or inspect the sliding glass doors. Therefore, there is no negligence that can be attributed to
Champion Aluminum Corp. for the happening of plaintiff’s trip and fall accident. The Court
agreed that Champion Aluminum Corp. owed no duty to plaintiff and dismissed plaintiff’s
complaint against Champion Aluminum Corp. as a matter of law.