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Court Tosses Property Owner's Indemnity Claim Against Elevator Mechanic's Employer

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, January 11, 2019 | 575 | 0 | 1 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that an elevator mechanic’s employer was entitled to dismissal of a property owner’s claim for indemnification for an injury. Case: Cassese v. SVJ Joralemon, No. 2016-05897, 01/09/2019, published. Facts: Anthony Cassese worked for the Tri-State Elevator Co. as a mechanic. In November 2013, Cassese allegedly suffered injuries to his left hand when it became trapped in a traction sheave of an elevator. The elevator was in a building owned and operated SVJ Joralemon. Procedural history: Cassese filed a personal injury suit against SVJ Joralemon...

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