Apr 2 2014

Courtroom Success 2014-12: Manchester Partners Ralph Suozzo, Bill Staar, and Associate Linda Smith

Manchester Partners Ralph Suozzo, Bill Staar, and Associate Linda Smith, recently convinced the plaintiff's counsel voluntarily to dismiss our client from the case with no payment.  The plaintiff had fallen on ice while entering a pharmacy.  She blamed the formation of the ice on leaking gutters above the spot where she had fallen.  The firm filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that our client, the original developer of the subject property, (1) had not owned the property for over five years prior to the subject fall, (2) had not managed the property at the time of the fall, (3) had not designed the subject gutters, and (4) had not installed the subject gutters.  The plaintiff filed an opposition containing blatantly false and unsupported allegations.  A subsequent phone call to the plaintiff's counsel addressing the content of a planned reply brief resulted in the voluntary dismissal of all claims against our client.

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