New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department
January 19, 2012
JACQUELINE MYERS-SKINNER, PLAINTIFF,
THE CITY OF NEW YORK, ET AL.,
4201 WEBSTER CORP.,
THIRD-PARTY-PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT, EXXONMOBIL OIL CORPORATION, THIRD-PARTY-DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
Myers-Skinner v City of New York
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Decided on January 19, 2012
Andrias, J.P., Sweeny, Moskowitz, Renwick, Freedman, JJ.
Orders, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Larry Schachner, J.), entered August 12, 2011 and April 1, 2011, which, to the extent appealed from as limited by the briefs, denied ExxonMobil's motion for summary judgment dismissing the third-party complaint, unanimously reversed, on the law, without costs, the motion granted, and the third-party complaint dismissed. The Clerk is directed to enter judgment accordingly.
Under the terms of the applicable lease, lessee ExxonMobil owed lessor 4201 Webster no duty to maintain the sidewalk where plaintiff fell (cf. Collado v Cruz, 81 AD3d 542 ), and the record refutes 4201 Webster's argument that it was physically excluded from the property. The sidewalk where plaintiff fell was not under ExxonMobil's control. Any lease obligation to maintain it was not in effect insofar as the parties were still in the preliminary period.
We have considered the remaining arguments and find them unavailing.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
ENTERED: JANUARY 19, 2012
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