Church Not Liable To Senior Citizen Injured By Collapse Of Folding Table Set Up By Senior Citizen's Club Volunteer

Court: Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York

Case: Curtis Harry v. Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn

Date: Aug. 1, 2012

From: New York attorney Gary E. Rosenberg (personal injury and accident attorney and lawyer; serving Brooklyn and Queens; Queens injury attorney)

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Facts: The plaintiff/accident victim was a member of a senior citizens club that held meetings in a church. All religions were welcome. A club volunteer set up a folding table incorrectly and it collapsed, injuring the plaintiff. So what else? He sues the church.

We are not told the extent of plaintiff's injuries.

Held: The Church played no part in the setting up of the table nor did it contribute to the happening of this accident. The Court rightly throws out plaintiff's case on a defense summary judgment motion.

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