Monday, November 7, 2016

Denial of a cross-motion to strike the answer.

Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmed the denial of the motion in this medical malpractice action, as plaintiffs failed to demonstrate that the allegedly spoliated X-ray was ever taken.  Even if there were an X-ray, plaintiffs failed to establish that it represented a key piece of evidence, especially considering defendants' expert's opinion that it would not have yielded any useful diagnostic information.

Case:  Liburd v. St. Joseph's Med. Ctr., NY Slip Op 07117 (1st Dep't November 1, 2016)

Here is the decision.

Wednesday's issue: Summary judgment and discovery in a rear-ended vehicle accident.