Joshua Bovender wins summary judgment in Adams County trip and fall case.
July 12, 2017
On July 10, 2017, the Honorable Michael A. George of the Adams County Court of Common Pleas granted Littlestown Borough’s Motion for Summary Judgment in a case involving a trip and fall incident. Following the incident, the Plaintiff brought suit against his neighbor, who in turn joined the Borough as an Additional Defendant, alleging that the hole which caused the fall was the result of the Borough’s failure to maintain a storm water line running beneath the subject property. Attorney Bovender successfully moved for summary judgment, raising principals of municipal immunity, while also underscoring the lack of evidence suggesting that any maintenance work on the storm water line factually caused or contributed to the hole’s existence.