Former Jordan’s Pizzeria Owner Sued For Creating A “Trap For The Unwary”

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Hannah Buckstine v. Jordan Schor et al.

In the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Westchester County (White Plains, NY), Case No. 57710/2016

 Former Jordan’s Pizzeria Owner Sued For Creating A “Trap For The Unwary”

On May 31, 2016, Hannah Buckstine, a SUNY New Paltz college student from Pleasantville, New York, filed a claim against Jordan Schor, the present owner of End Cut on Church Street in New Paltz; Jordan’s of New Paltz, LLC, the business name for Jordan’s Pizzeria of New Paltz (now closed); and LCore Enterprise Corporation, the owner of the building out of which Jordan’s Pizzeria operated.  Ms. Buckstine is suing for claims stemming from an accident on October 25, 2014, when Ms. Buckstine fell down the steps at Jordan’s Pizzeria in New Paltz and suffered traumatic brain injury.

The complaint alleges that that Mr. Schor boasted in the press as to how he exploited his collegiate patrons, placing his profits above their safety.  In a January 7, 2016 article entitled “From Drunk, Late Night Pizza to Upscale French-Italian Fusion,” published on October 15, 2015, in The Little Rebellion, Mr. Schor boasted:  “Anyone can make pizza.  It didn’t really matter how it tasted, people were throwing it up an hour later.  It was just about volume.  Volume equals money.  Money equals success.”  The complaint also alleges that the absentee landlord, LCore Enterprise Corporation, the pizzeria tenant, and Mr. Schor, were negligent in their creation and maintenance of the unsafe, unlit, unmarked hallway and stairs, which served as a trap for the unwary.  

The complaint further alleges that as a result of defendants’ negligence, Ms. Buckstine fell down a flight of concrete steps, fractured her skull, was rendered comatose, required a craniectomy and a frontal lobectomy, and suffers from traumatic brain damage.

The plaintiff is represented by the Law Office of Todd J. Krouner (Chappaqua, N.Y.). Mr. Krouner has experience representing victims of premises liability and traumatic brain injury cases throughout the New York City metropolitan area.

A copy of the complaint is available here. For further information, please contact the Law Office of Todd J. Krouner at (914) 238-5800.