<h3><strong>Philadelphia, PA </strong></h3>
In the case of <i>Modesta Ciarlone, et al. v. 271, L.P. et al.</i>, Modesta Ciarlone was heading to the Planet Fitness gym in Malvern, PA when she slipped and fell on black ice. As a result of her fall, she claimed she underwent three surgeries to her left hip – including a hip replacement. In her lawsuit, Ciarlone named the property owner, the gym and our client, the snow and ice contractor. The pre-trial demand on the case was $500,000.
WCM partner Bob Cosgrove and associate Remy Cahn tried the case before the Honorable William Mahon, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Chester County. After a four day trial and just before the jury got the case, the case settled for $250,000 or half of the plaintiff’s pre-trial bottom line demand.