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Court Upholds $2.3 Million Jury Verdict for Worker's Labor Law Claim

Friday, February 9, 2024 | 0

A New York appellate court upheld a jury’s $2.3 million award for an injured worker on her Labor Law claim. Case: Vasquez v. Gilbane Building Co., No. 630 CA 22-01058, 02/02/2024, published. Facts: Nidia Vasquez alleged she was injured while working at a construction site when a 32-foot-long extension ladder that had been leaning against a wall fell, hitting her on the head and left shoulder. According to Vasquez, the ladder fell as a result of the ground vibrations created by the heavy demolition debris falling in the vicinity of the ladder. Procedural history: Vasquez filed suit ag...

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