Liability in Injury Case Hinges on Supervision of Work
A graduate of the New York University School of Law, Scott Haworth serves as managing partner at Haworth Coleman & Gerstman, LLC, in New York City. Scott Haworth has published several notable articles on defense topics, including "Active Use of the Spoliation Defense" for the Defense Research Institute and “Tort Law Update" for the Syracuse Law Review.

The firm of Haworth Coleman & Gerstman defended its clients in Grygo v. 1116 Kings Highway Realty and prevailed when the New York State Appellate Division upheld the summary judgment of a lower court dismissing the plaintiff’s claims. The case concerned a union painter who was injured when a cart of dry-wall fell onto his legs.

The attorneys argued that the lower court’s ruling should be affirmed because their clients did not supervise or control the plaintiff’s work, and therefore no liability could be assigned to the defendants. Additionally, the accident was not due to failure to supply a safety device, and it occurred in an open work space, which meant that the New York City Industrial Code did not apply. Ultimately, the court decided that the plaintiff suffered due to general hazard encountered at a construction site and, thus, could not establish liability according to New York Labor Law.
 
Liability in Injury Case Hinges on Supervision of Work
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