Proof Turned up by Investigation Leads to Early Dismissal in Personal Injury Claim
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Proof Turned up by Investigation Leads to Early Dismissal in Personal Injury Claim

January 10, 2020

Goldberg Segalla earned its client, a plumbing manufacturer, early dismissal from a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged that piping materials from the manufacturer’s construction site caused him to fall and injure himself while walking on an adjacent sidewalk.

The plaintiff claimed the piping material damaged the sidewalk.

Defending the plumbing manufacturer against a high-volume and difficult plaintiff’s firm in New York City, Goldberg Segalla associate Bilal Chaudry conducted a comprehensive investigation of the accident site and worked diligently with the client’s in-house counsel to determine that the piping materials had no connection to the construction site. Despite Bilal’s providing the plaintiff’s counsel with proof that Goldberg Segalla’s client’s equipment did not contribute to the accident, the plaintiff’s counsel refused to voluntarily discontinue the case. As a result, Bilal made a pre-answer motion to dismiss.

On December 11, 2019, the presiding judge, Robert Caloras, granted the motion to dismiss all claims, effectively earning an early resolution for our client.


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