TT&H Attorney Joe Pulcini wins non-suit in Philadelphia County Court.
March 18, 2019
Attorney Joe Pulcini recently won a non-suit in connection with a negligence action filed in Philadelphia County. The case involved a slip and fall at a grocery store, with $72,000 in medical expenses being claimed, and a demand from the Plaintiff in the amount of $600,000.00. Joe’s client, a commercial landlord, had responsibility for the roof. The tenant assumed responsibility for an air conditioning unit in the ceiling of the store. The incident occurred at the time of a torrential rainstorm, after which water appeared in one of the aisles of the store. The Plaintiff slip and fell in that aisle, suffering a herniation requiring fusion surgery.
The precise source of the water in the aisle was difficult to ascertain. The water appeared to be due to either the roof or the air conditioning unit. Water seepage is believed to have occurred due to winds of the passing storm. At trial, after the plaintiff rested, Joe successfully moved for a non-suit, arguing that the landlord had no notice of the condition at issue. The plaintiff, who is represented by Simon & Simon, apparently intends to file an appeal.
Questions about this case can be directed to Joe Pulcini, at (610) 332-7027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.