U.S. Second Circuit - The FindLaw 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion Summaries Blog

Runner v. N.Y. Stock Exch., No. 08-0653

In an action based on an injury plaintiff sustained while using a pulley to move a reel of wire down a small flight of stairs, judgment as a matter of law for plaintiff is affirmed where defendants were liable under New York's "scaffold law" because the application of the force of gravity to an 800 pound reel of wires caused plaintiff's hands to be severely injured.

Read Runner v. N.Y. Stock Exch., No. 08-0653

Appellate Information

Argued: April 2, 2009

Decided: January 5, 2010


Opinion by Judge Cabranes


For Appellants:

Steven J. Ahmuty, Jr., Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt, LLP, Lake Success, NY

For Appellee:

Scott N. Singer, Sacks and Sacks, LLP, New York, NY