Case: Casmere Manigault-Harrision vs Urban Resource Institute, Inc.
Counsel: Robert Von Hagen
Result: Pre-Answer Motion to Dismiss Granted
Robert Von Hagen obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a plaintiff’s complaint in a case arising from a motor vehicle accident involving co-employees. By submitting affidavits, payroll records, and reports containing admissions by the plaintiff, Mr. Von Hagen proved that the plaintiff was riding as a passenger in a vehicle owned by her employer and operated by her co-worker during the normal course and scope of her employment. In so doing, it was established that the plaintiff’s action was barred by New York Workers Compensation Law, which provides that plaintiff’s exclusive remedy for on-the-job injuries was through her employer’s workers compensation coverage.
Read the decision here.