Thomas v. Brookfield Properties Corp., et al.

Thomas v. Brookfield Properties Corp., et al.

Plaintiff allegedly sustained neck and lower back injuries while he traveled in an elevator located at a building owned by Brookfield. While the elevator descended, it began to free fall for what plaintiff described as more than 10 floors, at which point it abruptly came to a stop. A subsequent inspection by the municipality found…

Demand:

$4,500,000

Verdict:

Defense Verdict As To Insured - 100% Codefendant - $4,500,000 - $235,000 to spouse for loss of consortium

Lepore v. Yee Fong Toy Family Association Inc., et al.

Lepore v. Yee Fong Toy Family Association Inc., et al.

On August 18, 2009, plaintiff Angelina LePore, 86, fell down a flight of eight stairs located inside her apartment building on Bayard Street, in Manhattan’s Chinatown section. She sustained injuries of her back, her head and several ribs. LePore sued the building’s ownership entity, Yee Fong Toy Association Inc., and the property manager, Compass Properties…

Demand:

$2,400,000

Verdict:

Defense Verdict

Arto v. Cairo Construction, Inc., et al.

Arto v. Cairo Construction, Inc., et al.

This claim arises out of a fall from a roof by the plaintiff Richard Arto (age 53) on June 27, 2007 due to a defective scaffold while working on the roof of a single family dwelling located in Bohemia, New York on Long Island. When he fell, the plaintiff landed on shrubbery and sustained herniated…

Demand:

$1,000,000

Verdict:

Defense Verdict

Utica First Insurance Co., et al v. Buckingham Trading Partners, et al.

Utica First Insurance Co., et al v. Buckingham Trading Partners, et al.

On November 23, 2006, plaintiff’s subrogor 888 Dining Corp. learned that a fire had destroyed its restaurant, Strokos Pizza Deli, which was located at 888 10th Avenue in Manhattan. The fire was caused by a gas-fired hot-air furnace that had been installed by the building’s owner. The pizzeria could not be operated during the six…

Demand:

$786,000

Verdict:

Defense Verdict