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James Bilias, Plaintiff-Respondent v. Gaslight

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


November 20, 2012

JAMES BILIAS, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT, --
v.
GASLIGHT, INC., DEFENDANT-APPELLANT, ALEX SANCHEZ, DEFENDANT.

Bilias v Gaslight, Inc.

Decided on November 20, 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.

Mazzarelli, J.P., Sweeny, Moskowitz, Renwick, Freedman, JJ.

Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Paul Wooten, J.), entered October 17, 2011, which denied the motion of defendant Gaslight, Inc. for summary judgment dismissing the complaint as against it, unanimously affirmed, without costs.

Gaslight failed to establish its entitlement to judgment as a matter of law in this action for personal injuries allegedly sustained by plaintiff when he was attacked by defendant Sanchez after being forcibly escorted out of Gaslight's bar. The conflicting testimony contained in the record raises triable issues, including whether Sanchez was an employee of Gaslight, whether the acts complained of were excessive, and whether such acts were within the scope of Sanchez's employment and in furtherance of Gaslight's business (see Sims v Bergamo, 3 NY2d 531, 534-535 [1957]; Babikian v Nikki Midtown, LLC, 60 AD3d 470 [1st Dept 2009]).

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

ENTERED: NOVEMBER 20, 2012

CLERK

20121120

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