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Defense verdict in Pennsylvania Sunshine Act case.

We obtained a defense verdict following a non-jury trial. This case was brought under Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act, which governs the meetings of Commonwealth public agencies, including school boards. The plaintiffs were residents of a Centre County school district, and they sued the school board and its president, claiming they violated the Act in the manner by which they conducted public meetings.

Summary judgment for dentist in employment case.

We obtained summary judgment on behalf of a dentist who sold her practice in an employment and contract claim. The plaintiff, also a dentist, was employed by our client. He claimed his contract automatically renewed, and that he was entitled to two years of pay. The plaintiff also claimed he was entitled to be compensated because our client allegedly prevented him from taking records of patients he was treating.

Summary judgment in a complex third-party coverage action.

The declaratory judgment complaint was filed against the landlord that leased three quarries to the insured tenant. The landlord sued its tenant for breach of contract and environmental clean-up costs. The landlord sought coverage as an additional insured to the tenant’s CGL policy. The insurer denied coverage.

Appellate victory on behalf of mall owner.

The appeal was brought before the Appellate Division, Second Department. The plaintiff was a pedestrian who was struck by a car in the mall parking lot and sued our client, the mall owner. The plaintiff claimed that the parking lot was negligently designed, which led to the accident. The trial court granted summary judgment to the mall, saying that there was no evidence that the parking lot was negligently designed, or that the design led to the accident. A unanimous appellate court affirmed.

Dismissal of medical malpractice/wrongful death claims against hospital.

We obtained dismissal of a medical malpractice/wrongful death action involving claims that the defendant hospital failed to properly treat vascular compromise to the lower extremities, resulting in prolonged hospitalization during which pressure ulcers developed, progressed, and became septic, causing death. Motions for summary judgment brought by five other defendants were granted.

Dismissal of claims against EMTs.

We obtained dismissal of claims in a negligence action in which our client’s EMTs “dropped” the plaintiff while transporting him to a rehab facility from a hospital after bilateral knee replacement surgery. The plaintiff was placed on a stretcher in his hospital room, but when the EMTs began lifting it to height, the plaintiff leaned over, causing it to tip over.

Claims dismissed in marine construction NY Labor Law case.

Our team successfully obtained summary judgment dismissing all claims against our client in a marine construction NY Labor Law case pending in Supreme Court Rockland County. The case involved bodily injuries sustained to an employee of our client, which was a sub-subcontractor at the site of the new Mario Cuomo Bridge. The property owner, general contractor and the subcontractor each cross-claimed and/or third-partied our client into the case.

Summary Judgment for Daycare Center in Wrongful Death Case.

We prevailed on a motion for summary judgment related to the duty owed to a minor business invitee in an alleged wrongful death. The plaintiff, the personal representative of the estate of a minor, filed a wrongful death claim alleging the defendant daycare center breached its duty to exercise the reasonable care owed to the minor while he was under the care and supervision of the center.

Discovery Violations Sink Plaintiff’s Case

We successfully barred all of the plaintiffs’ liability expert reports and testimony against our client, a septic installer, as sanctions for intentional spoliation of evidence in the case. The plaintiffs brought suit for alleged negligent installation of a septic system that they claim caused them bodily injuries and economic damages.