Partner Lawrence Freeze Wins Summary Judgment in New York County

Partner Lawrence Freeze obtains summary judgment dismissing all claims against a municipal authority.  Plaintiff alleged that defendant created a hazardous condition in neglecting to maintain a clean and safe facility which resulted in the plaintiff slipping and falling on a greasy substance below a trash compactor chute door.   The plaintiff sought damages for injuries to her knee, requiring three surgeries.  Defendant was able to establish, through evidence, that the trash compactor chute door and the common hallway were regularly and properly maintained and inspected, and that there was no actual or constructive notice.  The Court ruled that Mr. Freeze established prima facie entitlement to summary judgment, and that there were no issues of fact which would warrant a trial.

       
 

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