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SUMMARY JUDGMENT – RICHMOND COUNTY

January 13, 2014

Saavedra v. 64 Annfield Court Corp., et al.

In Saavedra, a labor law case, we were successful in having the venue transferred from Kings County to Richmond County.  Following discovery, we moved for summary judgment, which was granted.  The Court agreed that the plaintiff failed to use an available ladder to perform his work and instead used a makeshift scaffold, causing his own accident.  The Court further agreed that plaintiff’s affidavit, submitted in opposition to the motion, contradicted his deposition testimony, and was manufactured to defeat the motion.