Leverage

Partner Ted Scheley, and associates Daniel Lee and Catharine Christian represented a national wholesale distributor of construction products in a personal injury matter involving a plaintiff that partially severed three of his fingers while using a sliding miter saw. Utilizing key portions of plaintiff’s deposition testimony, they prepared a Motion for Summary Judgment on the grounds that a dual employment relationship existed between plaintiff and our client, limiting plaintiff’s recovery to worker’s compensation benefits. Without filing the motion, the Clapp Moroney lawyers convinced plaintiff to settle for a nominal amount, despite plaintiff’s significant injuries, our client’s potential exposure, and the minimal liability of the saw manufacturer.