Associate attorney Ryan Rayder successfully obtained an early dismissal on behalf of a landowner defendant. Plaintiff slipped and fell on a sidewalk and filed suit in Richmond County. However, he repeatedly failed to appear for his 50h hearing and a deposition despite the statutory requirement and numerous court orders requiring the plaintiff to appear. Plaintiff was alleging serious injuries, including a fractured fibula and cervical and lumbar radiculopathy. Rather than letting the plaintiff delay the case, Mr. Rayder aggressively pursued discovery and created a strong record to support the dismissal. It was through perseverance that the Court concluded that the plaintiff’s claim should be dismissed with prejudice.