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New York Partners Prevail for Environmental and Geotechnical Drilling Client

New York City Partners Anna M. Hadjitheodosiou and John V. Barbieri obtained summary judgment in the Supreme Court of New York, Queens County on behalf of our client, an environmental and geotechnical drilling company.

Plaintiff claimed she sustained serious injuries after she tripped and fell on an uneven sidewalk adjacent to a property where our client performed work more than two years prior. Subsequently, Plaintiff filed suit against our client, claiming they created a defective sidewalk. Our client denied that they performed work at the accident location, and therefore did not cause or contribute to Plaintiff’s injuries.

Our client’s defense partners, Anna and John, filed a motion for summary judgment to dismiss Plaintiff’s complaint, as well as the various cross-claims brought by three Co-defendants: a municipality, the adjacent property owner, and an electric and gas company. Our partners argued that our client was hired to and had performed soil-related work at the intersection near the accident location, but did not perform work to the sidewalk. Anna and John also contended that despite the permit issued to our client to perform work on the sidewalk in question, our client did not perform the work specifically stated in that permit.

The Court granted our partners’ motion for summary judgment and dismissed Plaintiff’s complaint, and all cross-claims and counterclaims.

Anna Hadjitheodosiou focuses her practice on defending a wide array of general and business litigation matters, and also handles complex cases involving construction liability, breach of contract, negligent security and products liability claims.

John Barbieri has extensive experience in all aspects of personal injury, property damage, construction liability, insurance defense litigation and coverage claims. He also handles premises liability, products liability, labor law, and non-medical and medical professional liability.

New York Attorney Christopher L. Grayson also contributed to this matter.