Barry McTiernan & Moore partner David H. Schultz recently obtained summary judgment in favor of an interior design contractor, sued in a Labor Law case that involved more than a dozen co-defendants. Rather than proceed through the considerable and expensive discovery that the case would undoubtedly require, David secured summary judgment shortly after answering on the strength of an affidavit from our client’s owner. The affidavit attested to the fact that not only had his company never performed work at the building where plaintiff claimed his accident occurred, but that his company has never performed work for the general contractor of that project in any capacity whatsoever. The firm was thus able to obtain an early dismissal and avoided further unnecessary costs to our client.
Barry McTiernan & Moore continues to be fully operational remotely during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Our attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff will work remotely to properly handle all day-to-day business and operations. We have long since developed procedures in place for all firm functions, including the receipt of mail whether electronic or paper, and meeting all appearance, filing, notice, and calendaring requirements. Additionally, our phone system permits our attorneys and paralegals to access incoming calls from their mobile phones. We have plans in place for performing conflict checks and the opening of new matters for new and existing clients. This allows for safe social distancing while still serving the day-to-day needs of our clients.