OverviewWendy Lin Suh of Gray•Duffy’s Encino office obtained a summary judgment in favor of two clients in a personal injury lawsuit filed by the plaintiff injured on the defendant’s property, which was being leased by a construction company. Gray•Duffy settled the case on behalf of the construction company for a fraction of the amount being claimed.
DiscussionAllen Peter Fagan v. Robert Buzek, et al. Gray•Duffy represented an independent contractor, a property owner and a construction company that was leasing property in a personal injury lawsuit where the plaintiff sustained injuries to his right leg after being hit by a forklift driven by the independent contractor. The plaintiff’s statement of damages totaled nearly $136,000, consisting of past medical expenses, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Gray•Duffy prevailed on a motion for summary judgment against the plaintiff. The court found that the property owners owed no duty to the plaintiff and Ms. Lin Suh negotiated a favorable settlement of $30,000 for the construction company.
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