6/29/2017: Appellate Division Grants Summary Judgment on Liability Where Codefendant Claimed to “Black Out”

The Appellate Division — First Department unanimously reversed the trial court’s decision and granted Connor’s summary judgment motion on liability. This case involved a three-vehicle collision where the codefendant who caused the accident unusually claimed to have “blacked out” and did not remember anything about the accident. The Court agreed with our arguments that the codefendant had not presented sufficient evidence to avoid summary judgment and, under the circumstances, the evidence showed that our client was driving in a safe and reasonable manner. Conrey v. Tellone, 151 A.D.3d 655, 58 N.Y.S.3d 345 (1st Dept. 2017).  Click here to see the decision.