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Teodoro F. Marquez, Plaintiff-Respondent v. the Trustees of Columbia University In the City of New York

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


May 10, 2012

TEODORO F. MARQUEZ, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Marquez v Trustees of Columbia Univ. in the City of N.Y.

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.

Decided on May 10, 2012

Friedman, J.P., Sweeny, DeGrasse, Abdus-Salaam, Roman, JJ.

Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Joan A. Madden, J.), entered December 12, 2011, which, insofar as appealed from as limited by the briefs, granted plaintiff's motion for summary judgment on the issue of liability under Labor Law § 240(1), and denied defendant's cross motion for summary judgment dismissing the § 240(1) claim, unanimously affirmed, without costs.

Plaintiff established his entitlement to judgment as a matter of law. Plaintiff submitted, inter alia, his deposition testimony and his affidavit showing that he was working on an A-frame ladder plastering a ceiling when the ladder became unstable and tipped, causing him to fall to the floor (see Siegel v RRG Fort Greene, Inc., 68 AD3d 675 [2009]; Orellano v 29 E. 37th Realty Corp., 292 AD2d 289 [2002]). In opposition, defendant failed to raise a triable issue of fact.

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

ENTERED: MAY 10, 2012

CLERK

20120510

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