Month: July 2019

Douglas S. Goldberg wins appeal after successfully containing damages at trial

A Westchester County Supreme Court jury awarded plaintiff, Angel Diaz, $162,500 in past pain and suffering and $67,500 in future pain and suffering for a projected 40 year life span. The award was reduced to $103,500 after a 55%/45% split on liability. Plaintiff sustained an oblique fibula fracture requiring open reduction/internal fixation with plating and …

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Deborah J. Bookwalter wins at Appellate Division upholding lower court decision to dismiss premises liability case against snowplow operator

Deborah Bookwalter successfully defended a personal injury action for a snow removal contractor via summary judgment as the contract did not displace the obligation of the landlord to ensure the premises were maintained in a reasonably safe condition.  The case, venued in Supreme Court, Sullivan County, involved a plaintiff who slipped and fell in a …

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