The law firm of Cornell Grace, P.C. won a defense verdict today in favor of its client, the Rockefeller University, in the matter of Temperino v. Rockefeller University et al., Kings County Index No. 15040/2005. Firm founder Janet O’Connor Cornell served as lead counsel throughout the five-year litigation, and successfully tried the case to verdict in a six day trial.
Also successfully defending the matter was co-defendant DRA, Inc. by its owner Richard Arrabito, with trial counsel Edward v. Sapone, Esq.
Mr. Temperino, a 35-year-old union electrician, claimed that he fell from a ladder while performing construction work on a laboratory at Rockefeller University. Plaintiff asserted claims under New York State Labor Law sections 200, 240(1) and 241(6), seeking a multi-million dollar verdict. The jury unanimously rejected his claim at the conclusion of the liability phase of the trial, finding plaintiff was the sole proximate cause of his own accident
Plaintiff was represented by Talisman & DeLorenz and trial counsel Kenneth J. Ready, Esq.
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