SUPREME COURT OF NEW YORK, APPELLATE DIVISION, SECOND DEPARTMENT
June 16, 1969
JOHN VELLA, APPELLANT,
SEACOAST TOWERS "A", INC., RESPONDENT
In a negligence action to recover damages for personal injuries, plaintiff appeals from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Kings County, entered March 12, 1968 in favor of defendant upon the trial court's dismissal of the complaint at the end of plaintiff's case upon a jury trial.
Rabin, Acting P. J., Benjamin, Munder, Martuscello and Kleinfeld, JJ., concur.
"While under some circumstances a glass door exit may be constructed or maintained in a manner so as to constitute negligence (see Shannon v. Broadway & 41st St. Corp., 272 App. Div. 1029, affd. 298 N. Y. 589), in the instant case there was a complete absence of proof of negligence on the part of defendant. There was no evidence offered to show faulty construction or improper maintenance" (Luciano v. Mapart, Inc., 14 A.D.2d 843
, mot. for lv. to app. den. 11 N.Y.2d 642; see, also, Gardino v. Barney Co., 17 A.D.2d 895; cf. Lockwood v. Proctor, 21 A.D.2d 686). Accordingly, it was proper to dismiss the complaint, especially in light of the rule that a plaintiff is bound to see what by the proper use of his senses he might have seen (Weigand v. United Traction Co., 221 N. Y. 39, 42; see, also, Cooper v. Scharf, 11 A.D.2d 101).
Judgment affirmed, with costs.
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