Associate Ryan Rayder successfully obtained summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff’s complaint against the firm’s construction client in a Labor Law case. The plaintiff claimed he sustained multiple injuries while performing construction work in the basement of a job site from fallen debris. The Complaint alleges violations of the common law and Labor Law 200, 240, and 241(6) with the plaintiff seeking damages and lost wages in the six figures.
Rayder, after careful collaboration and coordination with our client, was able to submit an affidavit in support of the motion, that showed BMM client did not perform any work in the area where the plaintiff’s accident occurred and was not the general contractor for this project. In the Court’s decision, they stated that the plaintiff’s arguments in opposition, that it was premature to award summary judgment as discovery and the depositions of all parties had not yet taken place, were not sufficient.
Rayder successfully executed our client’s target goal for early case resolution. Thus, the dismissal of the complaint against our client before any significant discovery and/or any depositions took place, saving our client significant time and expenses. This is yet another example of the firm’s approach to early proactive action where issues of law can be readily resolved. Life Cycle is an integral key performance indicator at Barry, McTiernan & Moore with attorneys like Mr. Rayder continuing to lead the way in facilitating early dispositions.