Decisions of Interest Involving the Attorneys of Stagg Wabnik Law Group
On April 30, 2018, Thomas Stagg obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a longtime client, the owner of a New Jersey mall. Associate Michael Dombrowski worked the case up for trial. The case arose out of trip and fall over a pothole in the parking lot at the mall. The plaintiff claimed to have sustained injuries that include a fracture of a metatarsal bone in her left foot and a torn meniscus and a popliteal cyst in her right knee. She asserted that the accident was caused by the mall's failure to maintain the parking lot in a safe condition and sought an award for pain and suffering from the accident, as well as for the resulting medical expenses.
The mall argued at trial that: (1) it did not create or have actual and/or constructive notice of the pothole at the time the accident, which is necessary to impute liability to the mall; (2) that plaintiff was contributorily negligent and responsible for her fall because she failed to observe an open and obvious condition, which the mall did not have a duty to warn; and (3) that plaintiff's meniscus tear of the right knee is not causally related to this accident.
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New York Supreme Court denies adversary's motion to reargue and renew previously denied motion to vacate $24 million confession of judgment, finding adversary's claims to be the same core theories and assertions presented on prior motion. -
New York Supreme Court denies adversary's motion to vacate $24 million confession of judgment, finding adversary's failure to deliver collateral aircraft to plaintiff was clear violation of the explicit terms of the settlement agreement between the parties -