August 2, 2018

DSB made another successful summary judgment motion in favor of a homeowner defendant in Bronx County. Plaintiff, a laborer, was injured while painting a commercial building when he stepped upon bamboo which was allegedly overgrown from defendant’s property. DSB established that, even if the bamboo was overgrown from defendant’s property, defendant had no duty to trim and/or remove any bamboo growing on the neighboring premises. That was the duty of the neighboring property owner.