Congratulations to Steven Lavietes and Stephanie McDougall for their victory in persuading the Appellate Division, Second Department to uphold their defense verdict that was obtained in Queens County Supreme Court. Our clients, the building owner and property management company, faced significant exposure following an incident in which a 48 year old gentleman claimed to have fallen down while descending a stairway inside his apartment building and suffered severe injuries. Steven tried the case and the jury found that our clients were not responsible for causing the plaintiff’s fall. The plaintiff appealed to have the jury’s verdict set aside but Stephanie successfully argued that the Second Department should uphold the jury’s verdict. Way to go Steven and Stephanie!