Traub Lieberman Partner Colleen E. Hastie obtained summary judgment in favor of a snow removal company that performs snow removal services in New York City. The case is brought before the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Richmond County. Plaintiff alleges she was caused to slip and fall on accumulated snow/ice in a bank parking lot because the snow removal company negligently performed snow/ice removal earlier that day. The snow removal company was hired by a Mall to perform snow removal services on the Mall parking lots and road. The location of the alleged incident is a part of the Mall property but is subject to an easement for the benefit of the owners of the premises where the bank is located. Traub Lieberman established that its client did not perform snow removal services at the site by producing a witness that testified that the truck filmed performing snow removal services prior to the alleged incident is not owned by them and securing testimony from the Mall witness that the snow removal company was expressly advised that snow removal is not to be performed on the easement.
January 5, 2023