On July 1, 2010, Koster, Brady & Nagler, LLP obtained a unanimous decision from the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, affirming a lower courts dismissal of the complaint against the firms client, a commercial property owner. The case involved an alleged trip and fall over the broken stump of a No Parking signpost embedded in a New York City sidewalk. In affirming the lower court, the Appellate Division adopted this law firms position that the City of New York, and not the abutting property owner, was responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of sidewalk signposts. The Court held that signposts are not part of the sidewalk for purposes of 7-210 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York. This case represented the first time that this specific issue was addressed by any New York appellate court. Additionally, this case was decided by the first all female panel of judges in the history of New York State. Several media outlets reported on this historic event. Smith v. 125th Street Gateway Ventures, LLC, 2010 NY Slip Op 05873.