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Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Labor Law Claim Against Property Owner

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, September 15, 2017 | 634 | 0 | 0 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a jury’s verdict dismissing a worker’s Labor Law claim against a property owner was not contrary to the weight of the evidence. Case: Thompson v. East Coast 6, No. 2016-05294, 09/13/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Evan Thompson allegedly tripped and fell at a construction site when he attempted to walk over an area of a floor that was covered in tarps and safety netting.  He filed a Labor Law claim against East Coast 6, the owner of the property. At trial, the defense impeached Evans with inconsistent stat...

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