In 2013 I owned a small business and within the same building was a bodega next door. Someone slipped and feel on the bodega's steps of entry and got injured. My name and business, however ended up on the case. We all have been asked to provide answers and subpoenaed to appear for depositions. During the depositions, myself, the plaintiff, the buildings landlord and the buildings manager all testified that the slip and fall happened next door and not in the place that I was responsible for. The photos and diagrams all show pictures of the bodega next door. There was also a forged lease in the mix that the landlord testified that he doesn't recall signing. (Because we didn't renew the lease). I would like know how can I get my name off of this case, since I should've been involved in the first.
The defendants (my old landlords) insurance company in the party that brought me in to this case.
You have to file a motion for summary judgement. I am not sure where the forged lease fits in. You have to show there are no questions of fact to make you liable.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for over 19 years. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
If you have a lawyer representing you, he or she should be able to make a motion for summary judgment on your behalf. Did you retain your own attorney or did you have insurance so the attorney for the carrier has been defending you?
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