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Michael Giunta and Thomas Hay Obtained Summary Judgment in a Serious Injury Case

Michael Giunta and Thomas Hay obtained summary judgement in a serious injury case arising from a residential construction site project.

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Michael Giunta and Thomas Hay obtained summary judgement in a serious injury case arising from a residential construction site project. The Plaintiff was a painter on site employed by a subcontractor. He claimed that FMG’s client, the development company, was liable for his fall from the staging because it owed a duty to supervise the subcontractor’s work and retained responsibility for the safety of the platform/scaffold. Judge Freniere rejected the plainitff’s liability theory in the attached 16-page Findings, Ruling and Order on Defendant’s Motion for Involuntary Dismissal. This case involved a potential damages award of more than $2,000,000 if the court accepted the plaintiff’s argument on liability.

Lyons, Timothy v. Philip C. Farmer Development, Inc.

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