Communications Company Found Not Liable for Worker’s Injuries

A member of the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Product Liability and Trial Tactics Committee, Scott Haworth is a well-known defense attorney working in New York City. As a managing partner at Haworth Coleman & Gerstman, LLC, Scott Haworth regularly wins defense verdicts for his clients in cases ranging from product liability to construction torts.

In 2014, Mr. Haworth, along with other members of his firm’s litigation team, obtained a favorable decision for a large communications company. The case, Walter Pantovic v. Sprint Communications Company, went to the Appellate Division, First Department, where the decision to dismiss all of plaintiff’s causes of action was upheld.

Plaintiff had claimed that the company’s cell site was causing extremely high temperatures that led to him passing out at his job site and suffering significant injuries. The case was won for the defendant by arguing that the plaintiff’s activities were not included among protected activities under Labor Law 240(1).