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Triable Issues Preclude Additional Summary Judgment in Labor Law Case

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 | 0

A New York appellate court ruled that neither a property owner nor an injured worker was entitled to summary judgment on additional aspects of a Labor Law claim arising from a lift accident. Case: Wheat v. Town of Forestburgh, No. CV-23-0916, 01/25/2024, published. Facts: In 2021, Joseph A. Ruggeri Jr. was the highway superintendent for the Town of Forestburgh. He hired Len Wheat to repair damage to a salt shed. The day before the agreed-upon start date, Wheat contacted Ruggeri to ask whether he could have a rented lift delivered that afternoon and whether he could drop off his equipment tr...

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