Quirk & Bakalor

Pavlou v. The City of New York

8 N.Y.3rd 961 (2007)

Click on this link to view the article in pdf format

After a jury found that the Industrial Code was violated but found that the violation was not a proximate cause of plaintiffs’ injuries, then nonetheless proceeded to determine that the principal amount of plaintiffs’ damages was $12.8 million, the trial court ordered a new trial on the basis that the verdict finding no causation but awarding damages was inconsistent, a divided Appellate Division reversed the trial court and reinstated the verdict in favor of the municipality, and the Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the Appellate Division’s reinstatement of the verdict in favor of the defendant municipality.


Timothy J. Keane