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Worker Not Entitled to Have Jury Verdict Set Aside

Monday, November 21, 2022 | 0

A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to have an adverse jury verdict set aside. Case: Fernandez v. Taping Expert Inc., No. 2019-11259, 11/02/2022, published. Facts: While painting a stairwell at premises owned and operated by Blima Ruchel Girls School and Keren Yad Veizer Inc., Sandy Joel Fana Fernandez allegedly was injured when he fell from a makeshift scaffold. Procedural history: Fernandez filed suit against the school and KYV, asserting a claim for violation of Labor Law Section 240(1), which imposes absolute liability on property owners, genera...

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