Traub Lieberman New York partner Colleen E. Hastie recently obtained summary judgment dismissing a third-party action on behalf of its client, a carpentry subcontractor, in New York Supreme Court, Kings County. Plaintiff alleges he was injured when he and his co-workers were navigating a four wheeled dolly containing painting material over a plywood board that had been placed over the front door threshold to protect the newly installed door saddle and/or tile. The general contractor impleaded the carpentry subcontractor on the theory that the subcontractor either placed the plywood board and/or was responsible for erecting a ramp over the door threshold. Traub Lieberman successfully argued that it did not own the plywood, did not place it over the door threshold and had no contractual obligation to erect a ramp over the door threshold.
January 24, 2020