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Court Reverses Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 213 | 0 | 146 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a worker should not have been granted summary judgment on his Labor Law claim based on a fall from a ladder. Case: Mejia v. Cohn, No. 2017-00853, 11/18/2020, published. Facts: Edin Mejia worked for the Yeshiva Meor Hatalmud. In April 2012, he suffered injuries while attempting to remove several trash bags from an elevated storage area in a building owned by Karen Cohn and Josef Klein. The yeshiva leased the building from Cohn and Klein. To remove the bags, Mejia leaned a closed, wooden A-frame ladder against a wall underneath the storage area. The ladde...

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