In the matter of Falkovskaya v. The City of New York, et al., Plaintiff sought to recover monetary damages for serious injuries sustained as a result of a slip and fall on a purported dangerous sidewalk condition.  Plaintiff named Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP (TLS&S) client, South Shore Paving, LLC (“South Shore”) and six other entities as defendants, alleging that they were negligent in maintaining and repairing the sidewalk.  Plaintiff sought to recover against South Shore based upon a permit it obtained to repair the sidewalk.  The other defendants brought cross-claims against South Shore seeking common law indemnification, contractual indemnification and contribution. Upon analysis of the photographs disclosed by Plaintiff of the accident situs, along with the sidewalk permits maintained by the Department of Buildings, inspection reports of the Highway Inspection and Quality Assurance agency and South Shore’s work logs, Robert Leff and Jamie Kuebler discovered that South Shore had never performed work on the sidewalk at issue.  Relying upon the foregoing evidence, Leff and Kuebler moved for summary judgment seeking dismissal of all direct and cross-claims against South Shore.  Following oral argument, the Court granted TLS&S’ motion in its entirety.