Monthly Archives: July 2016

G & S Obtains Dismissal of Claims Against Court Appointed Psychiatrist

Plaintiff sued our assured psychiatrist and other defendants asserting civils rights violations in connection with her role in a Family Court neglect proceeding which culminated in his loss of parental custody. Our client was appointed by the court to perform a forensic psychiatric evaluation of the plaintiff.  Plaintiff asserted claims against our client for violating his civil rights pursuant to 42 USC 1983 of the 14th Amendment as well as claims for defamation.  Continue reading

G & S Obtains Summary Judgment for Five Distinct Defendants in a Single Motion

The plaintiff in this action worked for a coffee distribution company when with knowledge of a broken light, exited from work through the loading dock and tripped over the bottom of a concrete ramp that had been poured to elevate trucks to the surface of the dock, fracturing his patella which required surgery.  He contended he fell due to a nonworking light and an improperly designed ramp which failed have handrails and yellow visibility paint.

Although he received Workers’ Compensation benefits, he sued his employer and his employer’s parent company  as well as a defunct affiliated company, as well as his employer’s landlord and a company affiliated with the landlord that shared the building.  G&S took over the defense of all five defendants.  Only the contractor that built the ramp was not being defended by G&S. Continue reading