Posts Categorized: Negligence

Posted: January 22, 2020

Architect Not Liable to Third-Party Not Known to it When Architectural Plans Created

On January 6, 2020, Justice Masley of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Tutor Perini Bldg. Corp. v. Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J., 2020 NY Slip Op. 30045(U), holding that an architect could not be held liable to a third-party not known to it when the architectural plans were created,... Read more »

Posted: July 22, 2019

Negligence Claim Cannot Be Based on Alleged Failure Adequately to Perform Contractual Duties

On July 9, 2019, Justice Borrok of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Cornice LLC v. 2LS Consul Ting Eng’g, D.P.C., 2019 NY Slip Op. 31964(U), holding that a negligence claim cannot be based on an alleged failure adequately to perform contractual duties, explaining: However, the second cause of action grounded... Read more »

Posted: May 23, 2019

Plaintiff Adequately Alleges Negligent Misrepresentation Claim

On May 9, 2019, Justice Masley of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Steadfast Ins. Co. v Allan Briteway Elec. Contr., Inc., 2019 NY Slip Op. 31363(U), holding that a plaintiff had adequately alleged a negligent misrepresentation claim, explaining: Here, ABE states classic negligent misrepresentation in a project to construct a building.... Read more »

Posted: November 5, 2018

Judge Korman Holds that the “Foreign Country” and “Intentional Torts” Exceptions to the FTCA Barred Claims by Estate of Panamanian Woman Murdered by U.S. Servicemember

Posted by Solomon N. Klein, Litigation Partner District Judge Edward R. Korman dismissed an action against the U.S. by the estate and family of a Panamanian woman murdered by a U.S. servicemember in Panama. Rogelio Rodriguez, et al. v. Omar Velez-Pagan, et al. , 17-cv-3911 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 26, 2018) (ERK) (SJB). The civil case arose... Read more »

Posted: September 2, 2018

Negligent Supervision Claim Dismissed For Lack of Allegations of Prior Knowledge

On August 13, 2018, Justice Sherwood of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Moore Charitable Found. v. PJT Partners, Inc., 2018 NY Slip Op. 31980(U), dismissing a claim for negligent supervision for lack of allegations of prior knowledge, explaining: Defendants argue that the negligent supervision claim fails because plaintiffs have not... Read more »

Posted: March 12, 2018

Judge Ross Dismisses Personal Injury Claim against Airline as time-barred under Montreal Convention

Posted by Solomon N. Klein, Litigation Partner District Judge Allyne R. Ross recently dismissed a personal injury case against Pakistan International Airlines, holding that the time limitations under the Montreal Convention is not subject to tolling under New York law – even if New York law might otherwise apply to calculating the time period. Mughal... Read more »

Posted: March 11, 2018

Commercial Negligence Claims Dismissed Because Defendant Had No Duty to Plaintiff

On February 14, 2018, Justice Ostrager of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Lantau Holdings Ltd. v. General Pacific Group Ltd., 2018 NY Slip Op. 30291(U), dismissing a negligence claim relating to a commercial transaction, explaining: A claim for gross negligence requires plaintiff to demonstrate, inter alia, the existence of a... Read more »

Posted: December 14, 2017

Judge Chen Dismisses Slip and Fall Case after Applying Federal Summary Judgment Standard

District Judge Pamela K. Chen recently granted summary judgment in a slip and fall diversity case that highlights the difference between the summary judgment standards under federal and New York state law. Taylor v. Manheim Marketing Inc., 15-CV-01950 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 30, 2017). This case offers a reminder to counsel that the federal summary judgment standard... Read more »

Posted: August 22, 2017

Professional Malpractice Claim Dismissed for Failure to Present Adequate Expert Testimony

On August 16, 2017, the Second Department issued a decision in Michael v. He Gin Lee Architect Planner, PLLC, 2017 NY Slip Op. 06177, setting aside a jury verdict of professional malpractice against an architect because of the plaintiff’s failure to present adequate expert testimony on accepted architectural standards of practice, explaining: Where, as here,... Read more »

Posted: April 7, 2017

Negligent Representation Claim Fails; No Special Relationship

On April 4, 2017, the First Department issued a decision in Coöperative Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., “Rabobank Intl.,” N.Y. Branch v. Atradius Credit Ins. N.V., 2017 NY Slip Op. 02606, affirming the dismissal of a claim for negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, and breach of fiduciary duty because there was no special relationship between the parties, explaining:... Read more »