New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department
February 21, 2013
EUGENE WASHINGTON, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS-RESPONDENTS,
FAUSTO ATENCO, ET AL., DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS.
Washington v Atenco
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Decided on February 21, 2013
Friedman, J.P., Sweeny, Renwick, Freedman, Roman, JJ.
Judgment, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Julia Rodriguez, J.), entered August 16, 2011, upon a jury verdict, in plaintiffs' favor, unanimously affirmed, without costs. Order, same court and Justice, entered January 10, 2012, which denied defendants' motion to set aside the verdict or order a new trial, unanimously dismissed, without costs, as subsumed in the appeal from the judgment.
Although the court should have given a proximate cause charge, defendants failed to preserve their argument that the trial court erred in declining to charge the jury on proximate cause and to include a jury interrogatory whether the accident was a substantial factor in causing plaintiffs' injuries, since they neither raised a contemporaneous objection to the court's denial of their requests therefor nor articulated a cognizable objection after the charge was given (see CPLR 4110-b; Kroupova v Hill, 242 AD2d 218, 220 [1st Dept 1997], lv dismissed in part, denied in part 92 NY2d 1013 ).
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
ENTERED: FEBRUARY 21, 2013
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