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Property Owner Gets Partial Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim

Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 150 | 0 | 11 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a couple was entitled to partial summary judgment for a worker’s Labor Law claim for a trip and fall, since they did not control his activities and were unaware of the alleged hazard. Case: Lundy v. Austein, No. 2017-13023, 03/06/2019, published. Facts: Stacey Austein owned a building in Brooklyn. After Hurricane Sandy struck, water and debris got into the basement. Austein and her husband hired R&A Restoration to clean up and restore the basement. John Lundy worked for R&A as a laborer. While he was working at the Austeins'...

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