Jeffrey Jean v Three Rivers Construction, Saginaw County Circuit Court. While working for a subcontractor at a construction project at the Ryder Center on SVSU’s campus, plaintiff ascended a ladder, striking his head on a beam that allegedly protruded into the plaintiffs path of travel. He filed suit, alleging violation of the common work area doctrine. After discovery, we filed a motion for summary disposition on behalf of the general contractor, Three Rivers Construction, on the basis that there was no proof or evidence that the plaintiff could establish violation of three of the four requirements required to establish common work area liability. After reviewing the briefs and hearing extensive oral argument, the court agreed with our position, granting summary disposition and dismissing any and all claims made by plaintiff.