Stylianou v Ansonia Condominium
2008 NY Slip Op 02476 [49 AD3d 399]
March 18, 2008
Appellate Division, First Department
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
As corrected through Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ann Stylianou, Appellant,
The Ansonia Condominium, Respondent.

[*1] Patton, Eakins, Lipsett, Holbrook & Savage, New York City (John G. Lipsett of counsel), for appellant.

Goldberg Segalla LLP, White Plains (Robert Varga of counsel), for respondent.

Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Marcy S. Friedman, J.), entered February 15, 2007, which, in an action for personal injuries sustained in a trip and fall allegedly caused by a sidewalk defect near the entrance to defendant's premises, granted defendant's motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint, unanimously affirmed, without costs.

Plaintiff failed to rebut defendant's evidence that the complained of defect was trivial in that the depth of the caulking joints for the sidewalk slabs was between one eighth of an inch and three eighths of an inch at any given point (see Trincere v County of Suffolk, 90 NY2d 976 [1997]). The entirely trivial nature of the defect was established as a matter of law and there was no need to send the case to a jury (id).

Finally, plaintiff's expert report is so lacking in detail as to the slope of the sidewalk flag, where along the alleged slope any measurements were taken and how the alleged slope was the proximate cause of plaintiff's fall, that it is insufficient to raise an issue of fact in opposition to defendant's prima facie showing of entitlement to summary judgment. Concur—Lippman, P.J., Gonzalez, Sweeny and Catterson, JJ.