June 8, 2022

DSB prevailed on appeal in a labor law case against a religious organization. Plaintiff was allegedly injured when he fell from a ladder while painting the exterior of a detached garage that had been converted into a private meditation room. The Appellate Division, Second Department, unanimously modified the lower court’s denial of summary judgment on plaintiff’s Labor Law §§ 240(1) and 241(6) and substituted a provision granting those portions of DSB’s motion. The Appellate Division found that DSB established its prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law.

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