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Serrano v. New York Times Company, Inc.

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Jun 20, 2005
797 N.Y.S.2d 135 (N.Y. App. Div. 2005)

Opinion

2004-06792.

June 20, 2005.

In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, the defendant New York Times Company, Inc., appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Westchester County (Tolbert, J.), dated June 18, 2004, which denied its motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint insofar as asserted against it.

Maimone Associates, PLLC, Mineola, N.Y. (Leland N. Grabus of counsel), for appellant.

Anthony R. Tirone, P.C. (Elizabeth Anne Bannon, New York, N.Y. of counsel), for respondent.

Before: Florio, J.P., Schmidt, Santucci and Spolzino, JJ., concur.


Ordered that the order is reversed, on the law, with costs, the motion is granted, the complaint is dismissed insofar as asserted against the appellant, and the action against the remaining defendants is severed.

A parent company will not be held liable for the torts of its subsidiary unless it can be shown that the parent exercises complete dominion and control over the subsidiary ( see Billy v. Consolidated Mach. Tool Corp., 51 NY2d 152, 163; Potash v. Port Auth. of N.Y. N.J., 279 AD2d 562). Here, the plaintiff failed to oppose the prima facie showing by the appellant with sufficient evidence to raise a triable issue of fact as to whether the appellant so controlled the operations of the subsidiary company that it should be held liable for the negligence of the delivery truck driver. Moreover, the plaintiff made no showing that discovery might reveal the existence of facts within the appellant's control which would warrant the denial of the motion ( see CPLR 3212 [f]; Billy v. Consolidated Mach. Tool Corp., supra; Ruttura Sons Constr. Co. v. J. Petrocelli Constr., 257 AD2d 614).


Summaries of

Serrano v. New York Times Company, Inc.

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Jun 20, 2005
797 N.Y.S.2d 135 (N.Y. App. Div. 2005)
Case details for

Serrano v. New York Times Company, Inc.

Case Details

Full title:MARTA J. MONTES SERRANO, Respondent, v. NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY, INC.…

Court:Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department

Date published: Jun 20, 2005

Citations

797 N.Y.S.2d 135 (N.Y. App. Div. 2005)
797 N.Y.S.2d 135

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