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NY_Grand_Central_Station_nyreblog_com_.jpgIn Sparozic v. Bovis Lend Lease LMB, Inc. , Suzy Sparozic tripped and fell in a Grand Central Terminal passageway when she "caught her toe on a section of the floor raised about one inch above a sunken expansion joint cover."

Typically, a landlord is responsible for injuries when it retains control of the property in question or is contractually obligated to maintain and repair the premises. In this instance, America Premiere Underwriters, Inc. and New York & Harlem Railroad Company established as "out-of-possession" landlords they had no such duty. (As did several of the other defendants in the case, like GCT Venture, Inc., Bovis Lend Lease LMB, Inc, and Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.)

When the Putnam County Supreme Court granted the defendants' request, Sparozic appealed to the Appellate Division, Second Department, which affirmed the outcome.

Was that the last stop?

j0172587.gifTo download a copy of the Appellate Division's decision, please use this link: Sparozic v. Bovis Lend Lease LMB, Inc.