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Norma Iris Maldonado v. the City of New York

New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department


March 1, 2012

NORMA IRIS MALDONADO,
PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
THE CITY OF NEW YORK, ET AL., DEFENDANTS, THE NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION,
DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Maldonado v City of New York

Decided on March 1, 2012

Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.

This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Gonzalez, P.J., Sweeny, Moskowitz, Renwick, Richter, JJ.

Order, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Larry S. Schachner, J.), entered February 2, 2010, which, to the extent appealed from as limited by the briefs, in this action for personal injuries allegedly sustained when plaintiff slipped and fell on sand and debris as she descended the exterior staircase of a school building, denied the motion of defendant New York City Board of Education for summary judgment dismissing the complaint as against it, unanimously affirmed, without costs.

Although defendant's submissions in support of the motion, including the testimony of the custodian of the school, indicated that the area of the accident was inspected and cleaned on the morning of the accident, plaintiff's fall did not occur until after 7 P.M. and there was evidence of ongoing construction in the area of the stairs. Under these circumstances, defendant failed to meet its initial burden of showing that it did not have constructive notice of the alleged dangerous condition (see Nugent v 1235 Concourse Tenants Corp., 83 AD3d 532 [2011]; Edwards v Wal-Mart Stores, 243 AD2d 803 [1997]; compare DeJesus v New York City Hous. Auth., 53 AD3d 410 [2008], affd 11 NY3d 889 [2008]).

THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.

ENTERED: MARCH 1, 2012

CLERK

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