January 2, 2018

DSB won a case with an injured postal worker. The firm was successful in having a claim against a Suffolk County homeowner defendant dismissed. Plaintiff, a United States Postal Service mail carrier, was injured when she backed her mail vehicle into a utility pole in front of defendant’s home. The Court, in granting summary judgment to the defendant homeowner, found that the defendant’s placement of light reflectors on the pole did not create a duty upon the defendant to otherwise maintain the public utility pole. The Court further agreed with defendant’s position that the homeowner defendant did not take any action to make the utility pole appear as if it was out of place.