Gregg Weinstock and Thomas Brennan Secure Summary Judgment

On March 25, 2022, the team of Thomas Brennan and Gregg Weinstock, secured summary judgment in favor of their hospital client in Supreme Court, New York County. Plaintiff alleged that she was caused to sustain serious personal injuries as a result of a fall that took place outside the cafeteria located on the premises, due to spilled liquid. The VBPNP team argued that the evidence was clear that our client did not create the alleged defect/dangerous condition in the hall, nor did it have notice of the condition.  The team was successful in arguing that despite having no independent recollection of the day, the hospital witness testified that he had followed his normal cleaning routine on the day in question, establishing the lack of constructive or actual notice of the condition.   As a result, Justice Paul A. Goetz concluded that the hospital client could not be liable for plaintiff’s injuries and dismissed the complaint.  The Court’s dismissal averted the need for the client to continue with litigation and prevented a costly trial from taking place.