Grant v. Caprice Management Corporation, 1496.

CourtNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division
Citation841 N.Y.S.2d 555,43 A.D.3d 708,2007 NY Slip Op 06759
Docket Number1496.
PartiesGINA GRANT, Respondent, v. CAPRICE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION et al., Defendants, and CAPRIS & CAPRI WINDOW CORP., Appellant.
Decision Date18 September 2007
43 A.D.3d 708
841 N.Y.S.2d 555
2007 NY Slip Op 06759
GINA GRANT, Respondent,
v.
CAPRICE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION et al., Defendants, and CAPRIS & CAPRI WINDOW CORP., Appellant.
1496.
Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Department.
Decided September 18, 2007.

Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Barbara R. Kapnick, J.), entered February 27, 2007, which, to the extent appealed from, denied the cross motion of defendant Capris & Capri Window Corp. (Capris) for summary judgment dismissing the complaint as against it, unanimously affirmed, without costs.


The court properly denied Capris' cross motion for summary judgment in this action in which plaintiff seeks damages for injuries she allegedly sustained when a window installed by Capris fell out of its tracks and struck her in the head as she attempted to close it. Although a contractual obligation, standing alone, will generally not give rise to tort liability in favor of a third person (see Eaves Brooks Costume Co. v Y.B.H. Realty Corp., 76 NY2d 220, 226 [1990]), an exception exists where a contractor who undertakes to perform services pursuant to a contract negligently creates or exacerbates a dangerous condition so as to have "launched a force or instrument of harm" (Espinal v Melville Snow Contrs., 98 NY2d 136, 141-142 [2002], quoting Moch Co. v Rensselaer Water Co., 247 NY 160, 168 [1928]). The allegation that Capris negligently installed the window with defective parts causing it to fall out of its track falls within this exception (see e.g. Bienaime v Reyer, 41 AD3d 400 [2007]; Prenderville v International Serv. Sys., Inc., 10 AD3d 334, 336-338 [2004]). Triable factual issues exist concerning what parts Capris replaced, whether the part was replaced by someone else or whether Capris altered or repaired the spring latch mechanism provided by the window manufacturer prior to or during installation, and whether the window was negligently installed.

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  • Tuchman v. Deam Props. (Us), LLC, Index No. 101056/2010
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • April 25, 2014
    ...90 A.D.3d at 447-48; Singh v. United Cerebral Palsy of N.Y. City, Inc., 72 A.D.3d 272, 278 (1st Dep't 2010); Grant v. Caprice Mgt. Corp., 43 A.D.3d 708, 709 (1st Dep't 2007). See Eliasberg v. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr., 79 A.D.3d 628 (1st Dep't 2010); Corrales v. Reckson Assoc. Re......
  • Karydas v. Ferrara-Ruurds
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • September 1, 2016
    ...98 N.Y.2d 136, 139, 746 N.Y.S.2d 120, 773 N.E.2d 485 [2002] [internal quotation marks omitted]; see e.g. Grant v. Caprice Mgt. Corp., 43 A.D.3d 708, 841 N.Y.S.2d 555 [1st Dept.2007] ).Regardless of which party had the burden of proof on the Espinal exception, the evidence submitted on the m......
  • Matos v. Shelter Rock Homes, Inc., 2013-08997
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • July 22, 2015
    ...harm by failing to properly repair the fence door (see Cohen v. Schacter, 51 A.D.3d 847, 857 N.Y.S.2d 727 ; Grant v. Caprice Mgt. Corp., 43 A.D.3d 708, 841 N.Y.S.2d 555 ; Ocampo v. Abetta Boiler & Welding Serv., Inc., 33 A.D.3d 332, 822 N.Y.S.2d 52 ; Phillips v. Seril, 209 A.D.2d 496, 619 N......
  • Kramer v. Cury
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • February 9, 2012
    ...directed the digging of the subject trench, and did further digging in it once the trench was created ( see Grant v. Caprice Mgt. Corp., 43 A.D.3d 708, 841 N.Y.S.2d 555 [2007] ).TOM, J.P., SWEENY, ACOSTA, RENWICK, ROMÁN, JJ.,...
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  • Tuchman v. Deam Props. (Us), LLC, Index No. 101056/2010
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • April 25, 2014
    ...90 A.D.3d at 447-48; Singh v. United Cerebral Palsy of N.Y. City, Inc., 72 A.D.3d 272, 278 (1st Dep't 2010); Grant v. Caprice Mgt. Corp., 43 A.D.3d 708, 709 (1st Dep't 2007). See Eliasberg v. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr., 79 A.D.3d 628 (1st Dep't 2010); Corrales v. Reckson Assoc. Re......
  • Karydas v. Ferrara-Ruurds
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • September 1, 2016
    ...98 N.Y.2d 136, 139, 746 N.Y.S.2d 120, 773 N.E.2d 485 [2002] [internal quotation marks omitted]; see e.g. Grant v. Caprice Mgt. Corp., 43 A.D.3d 708, 841 N.Y.S.2d 555 [1st Dept.2007] ).Regardless of which party had the burden of proof on the Espinal exception, the evidence submitted on the m......
  • Matos v. Shelter Rock Homes, Inc., 2013-08997
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • July 22, 2015
    ...harm by failing to properly repair the fence door (see Cohen v. Schacter, 51 A.D.3d 847, 857 N.Y.S.2d 727 ; Grant v. Caprice Mgt. Corp., 43 A.D.3d 708, 841 N.Y.S.2d 555 ; Ocampo v. Abetta Boiler & Welding Serv., Inc., 33 A.D.3d 332, 822 N.Y.S.2d 52 ; Phillips v. Seril, 209 A.D.2d 496, 619 N......
  • Kramer v. Cury
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • February 9, 2012
    ...directed the digging of the subject trench, and did further digging in it once the trench was created ( see Grant v. Caprice Mgt. Corp., 43 A.D.3d 708, 841 N.Y.S.2d 555 [2007] ).TOM, J.P., SWEENY, ACOSTA, RENWICK, ROMÁN, JJ.,...
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