Municipal Liability for Injuries
An interesting decision came down in September of 2014 involving municipal liability claims. In Granada v City of White Plains, 2014 NY Slip Op 06053, the Second Department ruled that a municipality is not immune from claims involving “proprietary functions” which are therefore differentiated from governmental functions. The Plaintiff-decedent was attacked and killed in a parking garage owned by the city. The Plaintiff rented the parking spot from the city on a monthly basis. The city had the obligation of providing a minimum level of security in it’s proprietary function as a commercial property owner. The city’s function as a commercial property owner has nothing to do with its functions as a governmental body. Therefore, the city was not entitled to summary judgment based on governmental immunity.
Personal Injury Attorneys
As always, if you have a question involving a possible injury or wrongful death claim, call The Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC at (516) 858-2620 to speak with a litigation attorney today.