Michal G. Ciechorski v. The City of New York, New York City Economic Development Corporation and Hudson Meridian Construction Group, Inc. Supreme Court / New York County 2016

Angelo J. Bongiorno was successful in obtaining summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff’s complaint and all cross claims against Hudson Meridian Construction Group, LLC.

The plaintiff, Ciechorski (a dock builder), alleged injuries as a result of the repetitive work activity of carrying buckets of epoxy across floating platforms to fill hollow piles driven into the Hudson River floor.  New York City Economic Development Corporation retained defendant, Hudson Meridian, to provide construction management services for the demolition and reconstruction of Pier on East 34th Street.

The Honorable Justice Debra A. James agreed with Mr. Bongiorno’s argument that Hudson Meridian was not a statutory agent of the Owner, City, or General Contractor, NYC Economic Development Corporation and Granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff’s claims of violations of Labor Law 240(1), 241(6) and 200 as well as plaintiff’s claims of negligence and all cross-claims against Hudson Meridian.

The decision was Affirmed on Appeal to the Appellate Division, 1st Department, 2017.