GMR Partner Warren Holland obtained a defense verdict in a Nassau County New Labor Law case. The Plaintiff was a town plumbing inspector who fell into an open trench on Warren’s client’s property. He allegedly sustained a knee injury which resulted in surgery. At trial, Plaintiff argued that Warren’s client should be held liable for Plaintiff’s injuries because the trench was improperly dug and unsafe. In response, Warren argued that the trench was not only properly dug but necessary under the circumstances. He further demonstrated that his client took reasonable safety precautions and did nothing to contribute to the accident. The jury ultimately agreed with Warren and found that the defendant was not negligent.