Fallon Mulerman-Orer Wins Summary Judgment In Suffolk County
On September 26, 2016, Fallon Mulerman-Orer won summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff’s complaint in John v. Depaz, Index No. 4082/2014 (Sup. Ct. Suffolk County). The plaintiff claimed that he was struck by a motor vehicle while riding his bicycle. Ms. Mulerman-Orer argued that the defendants were free from negligence by operating the vehicle in a lawful and prudent manner, and that the vehicle actually did not come into contact with the plaintiff. Rather, the plaintiff jumped off of his bicycle upon seeing the vehicle and was never actually struck. The Court granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment and dismissed the case.