Carrie L. Christie won a defense verdict in favor of Rutherford & Christie clients Buffalo Rock Company and Joseph Watson on September 21, 2017, in a contested-liability three-vehicle collision involving an 18-wheeler. Plaintiffs sustained over $155,000.00 in special damages and sought a $2 million recovery.
U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Defense Verdict On August 23, 2017 the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a defense verdict obtained by Partner David Rutherford in federal court in White plains in 2016. The case involved a nine year old boy who alleged that he had been sexually abused on […]
Partner Carrie L. Christie and Associate Courtney Marcelo Norton won summary judgment on August 2, 2017, in a slip-and-fall case that arose when Plaintiff allegedly slipped in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant. The Rutherford & Christie defense team successfully argued plaintiff’s failure to establish defendant’s superior knowledge of a hazard warranted summary judgment […]
Partner Carrie L. Christie and Associate Courtney Marcelo Norton won summary judgment in Putnam County State Court on April 6, 2017, in a trip-and-fall case that arose when Plaintiff, while visiting Friendship Baptist Church with her choir, ascended a single carpeted step flanked by prayer rails that led to the church’s pulpit area. The Rutherford […]
R&C Obtains a Defense Verdict On December 5, 2017 Partner David Rutherford obtained a defense verdict after a six day jury trial in federal court in Brooklyn. The plaintiff, a crew chief for an aircraft services company at JFK Airport, alleged she had suffered a permanently debilitating back injury when the door to a Boeing […]