KATHLEEN L. PUTRINO, AS ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF CARMIN R. PUTRINO, DECEASED, APPELLANT, v. BUFFALO ATHLETIC CLUB, RESPONDENT.
82 N.Y.2d 779, 624 N.E.2d 676, 604
N.Y.S.2d 539 (1993).
4 No. 284 SSM 35 [1993 NY Int. 196]
October 14, 1993
Decided October 14, 1993
This memorandum is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the New York Reports.
Submitted by Richard Weissfeld, for Appellant.
Submitted by John A. Ziegler, for Respondent.
The order of the Appellate Division should be affirmed, with costs. Plaintiff put forth no evidence that defendant's aerobics classroom is a "place of public assembly" subject to statutory liability under Labor Law § 470. Moreover, even if the entire facility were shown to be a "place of public assembly", the liability imposed is merely a codification of common law and the claim is no more viable than plaintiff's other claims (Rickard v Farmer's Museum, 284 App Div 140, 142). With respect to each of her common law negligence causes of action, plaintiff failed to introduce admissible evidence establishing a triable issue of fact sufficient to preclude summary judgment. At best, plaintiff put forth the opinions of medical and health club experts which are conclusory and, therefore, inadequate to counter a summary judgment motion (Amatulli v Delhi Constr. Corp., 77 NY2d 525, 533-534, n2). Accordingly, the Appellate Division correctly modified the order of Supreme Court by granting summary judgment dismissing all of plaintiff's claims.
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On review of submissions pursuant to section 500.4 of the Rules, order affirmed, with costs, in a memorandum. Chief Judge Kaye and Judges Simons, Titone, Hancock, Bellacosa, Smith and Levine concur.