Orlando Associate, Guive Rosen, successfully argued for summary judgment in a case against their client, a general contractor/construction company.
A Plaintiff involved in an auto-accident sued for injuries arising out of a multi-vehicle crash, naming 5 defendants, including the client, a construction and paving company, who was not involved in the accident. Plaintiff initially alleged negligence of the client through existence of a joint venture between the client and another subcontractor involved in the accident, and later amended their complaint to allege negligence through vicarious liability. The court agreed that the evidence showed that there was no genuine issue of material fact as to whether anything more than a general contractor-subcontractor relationship in fact existed, and similarly that the client did not exercise dominion or control over the subcontractor involved in the accident. Accordingly, summary judgment was granted in favor of the company.
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