New York State Court of Claims

New York State Court of Claims

CUTRI v. STATE OF NEW YORK, #2001-018-058, Claim No. 98753


Synopsis


Court awarded interlocutory judgment on liability; Claimant sought damages for injuries she sustained when she slipped and fell down icy steps leaving the Environmental and Forestry College.

Case Information

UID:
2001-018-058
Claimant(s):
MICHELE E. CUTRI
Claimant short name:
CUTRI
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Defendant(s):
STATE OF NEW YORK
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Third-party claimant(s):

Third-party defendant(s):

Claim number(s):
98753
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Judge:
DIANE L. FITZPATRICK
Claimant's attorney:
Trevett, Lenweaver & Salzer, P.C.(Thomas E. Lenweaver, Esquire appearing)
Defendant's attorney:
Hon. Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General(Edward McArdle, Esquire, Assistant Attorney General appearing)
Third-party defendant's attorney:

Signature date:
January 29, 2001
City:
Syracuse
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See also (multicaptioned case)



Decision

Claimant sought damages for injuries she sustained on February 26, 1998, when she was a student at the Environmental Science and Forestry College. On that day she was leaving the parking lot to go to class and her route required her to go down a flight of stairs. The stairs were icy and she slipped and fell.

A trial was held on the issue of liability only on January 17, 2001. At the conclusion of the trial, Claimant moved for a directed verdict and a bench decision was rendered on the record granting the motion. Based upon the Findings of Fact placed on the record by the Court, it is

ORDERED, THAT AN INTERLOCUTORY JUDGMENT BE ENTERED ACCORDINGLY, and a trial on the issue of damages be scheduled.

January 29, 2001
Syracuse, New York

HON. DIANE L. FITZPATRICK
Judge of the Court of Claims