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Summary Judgment–Kings County

11/21/2006 Chauvet v. City of New York Third-party plaintiff, the City of New York, alleged that our client, a water main and sewer contractor, created a defective condition on the curb of a sidewalk during the course of water line replacement work. The plaintiff, a pedestrian allegedly tripped over the defective curb as she exited

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Appellate Victory–Appellate Division, Second Department

10/25/2006 Ferrero v. Best Modular Homes, Inc. The Appellate Division, Second Department, affirmed the Supreme Court’s decision granting summary judgment to our client. Plaintiff, a part time employee of co-defendant Lawn Ranger, Inc., was cutting down trees in order to clear a lot for the construction of a new home. Our client, Best Modular Home,

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Defense Verdict–Middlesex County Superior Court

9/20/2006 Riccardi v. Atlantic City Showboat Inc. Christopher C. Mauro recently secured a defense verdict in Middlesex County Superior Court, an extremely difficult venue for defendants in the State of New Jersey. In Riccardi v. Atlantic City Showboat Inc., plaintiff slipped and fell due to water leaking through the ceiling in the entrance area of

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Appellate Victory–Appellate Division, Second Department

7/18/2006 Berardi v. Coney Island Avenue Realty, LLC The Appellate Division, Second Department, affirmed the Supreme Court decision granting summary judgment to our client. At the time of the plaintiff’s accident, he was voluntarily cleaning leaves from a gutter of our client’s premises. Kathleen M. Mulholland successfully argued that the plaintiff was not a “worker”

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Defense Verdict–Morris County Superior Court

6/28/2006 Luisi v. Marina Associates Christopher C. Mauro recently secured a defense verdict in Morris County Superior Court. In Luisi, plaintiff alleged that she slipped and fell on a marble floor in Harrah’s Casino which was in the process of being buffed. She claimed there were no caution signs and the area was not closed

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Appellate Victory–Appellate Division, Second Department

6/21/2006 Kenney v. Dynatech Industries The Appellate Division, First Department, reversed the lower court’s decision denying our motion for summary judgment. In this case, plaintiff alleged that she tripped and fell as she ascended the stairs at 60 Centre Street while it was under renovation. Our client was responsible for providing general laborers and for

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Appellate Victory–Appellate Division, First Department

6/20/2006 Mejia v. Levenbaum The Appellate Division, First Department, reversed the lower court’s decision denying our motion for summary judgment. In this appeal, Kathleen M. Mulholland successfully argued that our client, as an out of possession landlord, had no knowledge of ongoing work on its premises and could not be held liable under Labor Law

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Appellate Victory–Appellate Division, Second Department

5/9/2006 Larsen v. Congregation B’Nai Jeshurun of Staten Island The Appellate Division, Second Department, affirmed the Supreme Court decision granting summary judgment to the defendant and holding that there was no evidence that the defendant had notice of a defect. The plaintiff had claimed that she tripped and fell because of an overturned runner at

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Defense Verdict–New Jersey Federal District Court

4/28/2006 Perez Duran v. Atlantic City Showboat Inc. Christopher C. Mauro recently secured a defense verdict in New Jersey Federal District Court, Camden Vicinage. In Perez Duran, plaintiff claimed she was served a soda in a cracked glass. She alleged to have swallowed the glass causing nerve damage and a loss of the sense of

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