Posted in on January 18, 2019
Lewis Johs attorney Stephen J. Maloney, Jr. successfully obtained summary judgment in an action pending in New York Supreme Court, Kings County, in favor of our client, a plumbing contractor. The plaintiff suffered multiple fractures after hitting a pothole in the street while riding his bicycle. Although our client had obtained the necessary permits to perform work in the area of the street where the plaintiff fell, Stephen demonstrated that the specific work the client performed was on the sidewalk and the client therefore did not create the alleged defect that caused the plaintiff’s accident. The Court agreed and dismissed all claims against the client.