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New York State Justice Denies Starwood Motion To Dismiss Injury Claim

Mealey's (October 24, 2016, 11:08 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — A New York state justice on Oct. 6 denied a hotel franchisor’s motion for summary judgment in a premises liability action as premature, saying that the franchisor cannot show that it is not the owner of the hotel where the slip-and-fall injury occurred before discovery is completed (Gloria Stern v. Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc., No. 108672/2011, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.; 2016 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 3544).

(Opinion available. Document #98-161025-038Z.)

On the morning of March 6, 2009, Gloria Stern and her...
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