Demand
$500,000

Offer
$5,000

Result
Defense Verdict

Venue
Washington County

Judge
Emery

Attorney
Pamela V. Collis

Date
April 2009

Dram shop action

Plaintiffs, a husband and wife, each claimed personal injuries sustained in a bar fight that occurred in a social club that they claimed had served them while they were visibly intoxicated.

Husband claimed a head injury, broken ribs and various bruises while the wife claimed she was unable to conceive children due to her involvement.

The jury returned a defense verdict.


Demand
$750,000

Offer
$175,000

Result
Defense Verdict

Venue
Erie County

Judge
DiSantis

Attorney
Paul J. Walsh III

Date
February 1998

Slip and fall case at a bank

A woman alleged that the bank was responsible for her slip and fall because it allowed a build-up of snow and ice on its sidewalk.  She alleged a permanent back injury, a fractured wrist, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

A neurologist from the Cleveland Clinic testified that this 36 year-old woman was permanently disabled and would never work again.


Demand
$96,000

Offer
$10,000

Result
Defense Verdict

Venue
Jefferson County

Judge
Snyder

Date
June 2000

Slip and fall on water causes slipped femoral epiphysis

The Plaintiff slipped and fell on water at the Defendant’s grocery store. She claimed that the water was caused by a leaking refrigeration system.

As a result of the fall, the Plaintiff sustained a slipped femoral epiphysis requiring surgery and the insertion of a screw into her hip.


Demand
$55,000
Offer
$18,000

Result
Defense Verdict

Venue
Butler County

Judge
O’Brien

Date
May 2000

Trip and fall on torn tread causes torn ACL

The Plaintiff, a unit owner in a commercial condominium development, sued the Defendant condominium association after he tripped and fell on the torn tread of a stair in a common stairwell.

The Plaintiff maintained that the condominium association had notice of the dangerous condition of the stair but failed to take any action to correct the defect.

His fall resulted in a torn ACL requiring arthroscopic surgery. He thereafter developed post-traumatic osteoarthritis.

A verdict was entered for the defense.