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Jury Rendered Defense Verdict in Labor Law Trial

A Hodgson Russ team led by Ryan Lucinski successfully defended a major construction company, a municipality, and a school district in a lawsuit filed by a union carpenter who fell on "black ice" on a construction site and allegedly sustained career-ending injuries. The plaintiff contended that the defendants were negligent and violated Labor Law § 241(6). At trial, Ryan was able to exclude the testimony of plaintiff’s meteorologist and counter with evidence of weather reports that refuted the alleged icy condition at the time of incident. After two weeks of proof, the jury returned a unanimous no-cause verdict in favor of our clients.