Daniel Chao successfully moves to enforce settlement

On a motion to enforce a settlement, Daniel Chao was successful in getting the court to agree that the terms of a settlement negotiated between the parties was binding on them. This slip and fall accident, venued in Supreme Court, Westchester County, alleged negligence against the contractor who maintained the property resulting in personal injury …

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Doug Goldberg successfully defeats Labor Law motion for summary judgment creating issue of fact on sole proximate cause

This action, active in the Supreme Court, Orange County, seeks monetary damages for a fall from a ladder. Plaintiff, while employed by a cable company, had positioned a ladder against a telephone pole trying to pull fiber optic cable through a conduit attached to the pole. The feet of the ladder were on a steep …

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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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Daniel Chao gets summary judgment on landlord premises liability case

Daniel Chao successfully defended a personal injury action for the landlord via summary judgment for lack of vicarious or premises liability.  The case, venued in Supreme Court, Ulster County, involved a supposed assault on the plaintiff by an employee of a co-defendant (and tenant) bar.  The plaintiff claimed that the employee attacked him for no …

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Craig P. Curcio successfully defends cross over motor vehicle collision

Craig P. Curcio successfully defended a cross over motor vehicle accident wherein the emergency charge was asserted in defense of the operation of a vehicle on behalf of the defendant.  The case, venued in Supreme Court, Orange County, involved a cross over collision by a pickup truck pulling a 16-foot trailer and a full-sized school …

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