May 26, 2022

DSB prevailed on appeal in a personal injury action against a homeowner, where plaintiff was injured by a third-party on the premises. The Appellate Division, First Department, unanimously upheld the lower court’s decision granting summary judgment to our client, the homeowner. The Appellate Division found that DSB established that the homeowner maintained the premises in a reasonably safe manner and neither knew nor should have known of the third-parties propensity to engage in violent behavior. Accordingly, plaintiff’s claims against the homeowner were dismissed.

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