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Williams v. ATA Housing Corp.

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Jun 6, 2005
796 N.Y.S.2d 128 (N.Y. App. Div. 2005)

Opinion

2004-06933.

June 6, 2005.

In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, the defendant ATA Housing Corp. appeals, as limited by its brief, from so much of an order of the Supreme Court, Kings County (Dabiri, J.), dated July 26, 2004, as denied its motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint insofar as asserted against it and the defendant Esteem Patrol Service, Inc., separately appeals, as limited by its brief, from so much of the same order as denied its motion for the same relief.

Steven G. Fauth, New York, N.Y. (John H. Shin of counsel), for appellant ATA Housing Corp.

Conway, Farrell, Curtin Kelly, P.C., New York, N.Y. (Jonathan T. Uejio of counsel), for appellant Esteem Patrol Service, Inc.

Mallilo Grossman, Flushing, N.Y. (Francesco Pomara, Jr., of counsel), for respondent.

Before: Schmidt, J.P., S. Miller, Krausman and Fisher, JJ., concur.


Ordered that the order is reversed, on the law, with one bill of costs, the motions are granted, and the complaint is dismissed in its entirety.

The plaintiff alleged that he sustained injuries when he fell on an oily substance while walking down a stairway in the building where he resided.

Each defendant met its prima facie burden on its respective motion for summary judgment by presenting evidence in the form of the deposition testimony of the plaintiff and the building superintendent demonstrating that the defendants were not aware of any slippery condition on the stairway ( see Concetto v. Pedalino, 308 AD2d 470).

In opposition, the plaintiff failed to raise a triable issue of fact. The only proof that the plaintiff submitted in opposition to the motions, an affidavit of a purported notice witness, was improperly considered by the Supreme Court in light of the plaintiff's failure to properly disclose that witness in his discovery responses ( see Concetto v. Pedalino, supra).


Summaries of

Williams v. ATA Housing Corp.

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Jun 6, 2005
796 N.Y.S.2d 128 (N.Y. App. Div. 2005)
Case details for

Williams v. ATA Housing Corp.

Case Details

Full title:KENNETH WILLIAMS, Respondent, v. ATA HOUSING CORP. et al., Appellants

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

Date published: Jun 6, 2005

Citations

796 N.Y.S.2d 128 (N.Y. App. Div. 2005)
796 N.Y.S.2d 128

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