Vasquez v. McGeever, 93783.

CourtNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division
Writing for the CourtMugglin
Citation766 N.Y.S.2d 625,2003 NY Slip Op 18309,1 A.D.3d 767
PartiesEMALY VASQUEZ, an Infant, by JESSIE VASQUEZ, Her Parent, Appellant, v. GEORGE McGEEVER, Defendant, and MONUMENT PIZZA, INC., et al., Respondents.
Docket Number93783.
Decision Date13 November 2003
1 A.D.3d 767
766 N.Y.S.2d 625
2003 NY Slip Op 18309
EMALY VASQUEZ, an Infant, by JESSIE VASQUEZ, Her Parent, Appellant,
v.
GEORGE McGEEVER, Defendant, and MONUMENT PIZZA, INC., et al., Respondents.
93783.
Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Third Department.
November 13, 2003.

Appeal from an order of the Supreme Court (Williams, J.), entered December 24, 2002 in Saratoga County, which, inter alia, granted a motion by defendants Monument Pizza, Inc. and Michael Roods for summary judgment dismissing the complaint against them.

Mugglin, J.


During the evening of November 21, 2000, while on the premises of defendant Monument Pizza, Inc., which was owned

by defendant Michael Roods (hereinafter collectively referred to as defendants), plaintiff, a 13-year-old, was stabbed in the abdomen by defendant George McGeever. As relevant to this appeal,* the complaint alleges that defendants were negligent for failing to properly manage and supervise the pizzeria and for violating Labor Law § 130, which generally prohibits the employment of persons under the age of 14. Following joinder of issue and completion of discovery, defendants moved for summary judgment dismissing the complaint against them, contending that they did not breach any duty owed to plaintiff, that plaintiff was not an employee of defendants and that if plaintiff was an employee of defendants, her sole remedy was workers' compensation. Plaintiff opposed the motion and cross-moved for summary judgment striking defendants' answer and directing an inquest on the issue of damages. Supreme Court granted defendants' motion for summary judgment and dismissed plaintiff's complaint. Plaintiff appeals.

We affirm. "It is axiomatic that an employee injured during his or her employment is limited in his or her remedy to workers' compensation unless the injury was due to an intentional tort perpetrated by the employer or at the employer's direction" (Hahne v State of New York, 290 AD2d 858, 859 [2002] [internal quotation marks and citations omitted]). Whether the employment is lawful or illegal does not alter the rule (see O'Rourke v Long, 41 NY2d 219, 223 [1976]). This record presents an issue of fact as to whether plaintiff was "permitted or suffered to work" within the meaning of Labor Law § 2 (7). This issue is to be resolved by the Workers' Compensation Board (see id. at 224), as it has primary jurisdiction with respect to such determinations (see...

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  • Timperio v. Bronx-Lebanon Hosp., 533584
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 3 Febrero 2022
    ...unless the injury was due to an intentional tort perpetrated by the employer or at the employer's direction" ( Vasquez v. McGeever, 1 A.D.3d 767, 768, 766 N.Y.S.2d 625 [2003] [internal quotation marks and citations omitted]; see Workers’ Compensation Law §§ 11, 29[6] ; Weiner v. City of New......
  • Timperio v. Bronx-Lebanon Hosp., 2022-00711
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 3 Febrero 2022
    ...unless the injury was due to an intentional tort perpetrated by the employer or at the employer's direction" (Vasquez v McGeever, 1 A.D.3d 767, 768 [2003] [internal quotation marks and citations omitted]; see Workers' Compensation Law §§ 11, 29 [6]; Weiner v City of New York, 19 N.Y.3d 852,......
  • Timperio v. Bronx-Lebanon Hosp., 533584
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 3 Febrero 2022
    ...unless the injury was due to an intentional tort perpetrated by the employer or at the employer's direction" (Vasquez v McGeever, 1 A.D.3d 767, 768 [2003] [internal quotation marks and citations omitted]; see Workers' Compensation Law §§ 11, 29 [6]; Weiner v City of New York, 19 N.Y.3d 852,......
  • Slentz v. Cortland Reg'l Med. Ctr., 2020-34868
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 7 Julio 2020
    ...Compensation Board in the first instance (see id, at 743; see also Alfonso v. Lopez, 149 A.D.3d 1535, 1536 [2017]; Vasquez v. McGeever, 1 A.D.3d 767, 768 [2003]; Mattaldi v. Beth Israel Med. Ctr., 297 A.D.2d 234, 234-235 [2002]). In light of plaintiff s concession that she did not apply for......
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  • Timperio v. Bronx-Lebanon Hosp., 533584
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 3 Febrero 2022
    ...unless the injury was due to an intentional tort perpetrated by the employer or at the employer's direction" ( Vasquez v. McGeever, 1 A.D.3d 767, 768, 766 N.Y.S.2d 625 [2003] [internal quotation marks and citations omitted]; see Workers’ Compensation Law §§ 11, 29[6] ; Weiner v. City of New......
  • Timperio v. Bronx-Lebanon Hosp., 2022-00711
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 3 Febrero 2022
    ...unless the injury was due to an intentional tort perpetrated by the employer or at the employer's direction" (Vasquez v McGeever, 1 A.D.3d 767, 768 [2003] [internal quotation marks and citations omitted]; see Workers' Compensation Law §§ 11, 29 [6]; Weiner v City of New York, 19 N.Y.3d 852,......
  • Timperio v. Bronx-Lebanon Hosp., 533584
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 3 Febrero 2022
    ...unless the injury was due to an intentional tort perpetrated by the employer or at the employer's direction" (Vasquez v McGeever, 1 A.D.3d 767, 768 [2003] [internal quotation marks and citations omitted]; see Workers' Compensation Law §§ 11, 29 [6]; Weiner v City of New York, 19 N.Y.3d 852,......
  • Slentz v. Cortland Reg'l Med. Ctr., 2020-34868
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 7 Julio 2020
    ...Compensation Board in the first instance (see id, at 743; see also Alfonso v. Lopez, 149 A.D.3d 1535, 1536 [2017]; Vasquez v. McGeever, 1 A.D.3d 767, 768 [2003]; Mattaldi v. Beth Israel Med. Ctr., 297 A.D.2d 234, 234-235 [2002]). In light of plaintiff s concession that she did not apply for......
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