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John J. Ortiz, Jr., An Infant By His Mother and Natural Guardian Carmen Felix, et al v. the City of New York

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


December 6, 2012

JOHN J. ORTIZ, JR., AN INFANT BY HIS MOTHER AND NATURAL GUARDIAN CARMEN FELIX, ET AL.,
PLAINTIFFS-APPELLANTS,
v.
THE CITY OF NEW YORK,
DEFENDANT-RESPONDENT.

Ortiz v City of New York

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 December 6, 2012

Tom, J.P., Mazzarelli, Moskowitz, Abdus-Salaam, Feinman, JJ.

Order, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Julia I. Rodriguez, J.), entered January 11, 2012, granting defendant's motion for summary judgment and dismissing the complaint, unanimously affirmed, without costs.

In this action for personal injuries sustained by the then 13-year old plaintiff while playing basketball on an outdoor court at a park owned by defendant City of New York, defendant made a prima facie showing of entitlement to judgment as a matter of law based on the doctrine of assumption of risk (see Morgan v State of New York, 90 NY2d 471, 482-486 [1997]). The risks assumed by the infant plaintiff included those created by the gaps in the playing surface. In opposition, plaintiff failed to raise a triable issue of fact.

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

ENTERED: DECEMBER 6, 2012

CLERK

20121206

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