Premises Liability – Summary judgment awarded to lessee.

Howard F. Strongin successfully argued that the leasee of a large industrial facility could not be held liable as a matter of law for damages to the plaintiff who worked as an escort driver for a company which transported train cars on oversize-load trucks. Pursuant to the lease between owner and leasee the snow removal obligation remained with the landlord. Chalusian v. Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. New York State Supreme Court, Westchester County, Index No: 15586-2009.