Judith Scimeca v. JP Morgan Chase Bank

Judith Scimeca v. JP Morgan Chase Bank
(February 2013)

Devin Fadaol and Lannie Milliman won a victory for JP Morgan Chase Bank and Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company in this personal injury lawsuit. Devin Fadaol successfully argued in the Motion for Summary Judgment hearing that: (1) there is no liability for the neighboring landowner/tenant for accidents occurring just outside of a high rise building on a municipal sidewalk; and (2) the neighboring landowner/tenant does not have a duty to repair, warn or inspect municipal property regardless of its proximity to a neighboring high rise building.  Judge Janice Clark in Baton Rouge granted the MSJ dismissing Chase Bank and Liberty Mutual from the lawsuit.