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NY High Court's Injury Ruling Could Spark Fast Settlements

Law360 (April 16, 2018, 9:44 PM EDT) -- A recent ruling from New York's highest court that an injured worker can win summary judgment on his employer's liability without proving he was blameless could prompt personal injury defendants and their insurers to forge quick settlements in cases where it's clear the defendant is at least partially at fault, experts said.

In a 4-3 ruling, the New York Court of Appeals reversed a trial judge and Appellate Division's denial of partial summary judgment in a suit brought by Carlos Rodriguez accusing a fellow New York City sanitation employee of violating safety guidelines during snow chain installation, which caused a garbage...

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