Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 18,800+ case briefs...

Malloy v. Trombley

New York Court of Appeals
50 N.Y.2d 46 (1990)


Facts

Thomas E. Malloy (plaintiff), Douglas A. Trombley (defendant), and state trooper Britt were involved in an automobile accident in New York. Malloy and Trombley sued each other in New York state courts for negligence, and they each also separately sued the State of New York in the court of claims for trooper Britt’s alleged negligence. The court of claims actions were tried together. The court found for the state on both claims, finding that both claimants had failed to prove that the state was negligent and that Malloy and Trombley were each contributorily negligent, which would also bar recovery for either of them against the state. That decision was not appealed. Thereafter, Trombley moved for summary judgment, based on issue preclusion, in Malloy’s negligence action against him and cited the court of claims decision’s finding that Malloy was contributorily negligent in causing the accident. The trial court denied the motion, but the appellate court reversed and dismissed the claim. Malloy appealed and cited the Restatement (Second) of Judgments § 27, with comments, view that would not consider such an alternative finding essential to the prior judgment and would not give it a preclusive effect in this case.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Jones, J.)

Dissent (Meyer, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 498,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 498,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 18,800 briefs, keyed to 985 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Questions & Answers


Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial