Jury award against the New York City Transit Authority and its contractor for construction related damages upheld by Appellate Division
In an action brought by a landowner against the Transit Authority and its contractor, Weg and Myers P.C. was successful in obtaining a jury returned a verdict of $631,327.06 for damage sustained to the plaintiffs building due to neighboring construction. The defendants appealed, requesting a new trial on liability and reduction of damages. In Skordilis v. New York City Transit Authority, the Appellate Division, Second Department denied the appeal, holding that defendants were not entitled to a new trial. The Court also held that the damages were not excessive because they did not deviate "materially from what would be reasonable compensation". Click here to read a copy of the Second Department's Decision.