Carol Ostrow May 19, 2015, 1:26pm


A New Jersey couple brought a complaint against a restaurant alleging negligence in 2014.

Carol Ann Zaleski and David Zaleski of Monroe Township sued Melt Restaurant Group LLC of Bethlehem in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania on May 8 alleging premises liability in February 2014.

Carol Ann Zaleski claims that she fell due to a defective elevator at the defendant’s Center Valley location on or about Feb. 8, 2014. Alleging that the accident was due to negligence on the defendant’s part, the suit cites failure to safely maintain the premises; recognize a peculiar and unreasonable risk of harm to the plaintiff and others; inspect the premises to learn of the hazard; and take precautions against the inherent hazard of a defective elevator.

Citing negligence, the plaintiffs claim pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of everyday functionality for Carol Ann; and loss of aid, services and consortium for David Zaleski. The plaintiffs request compensatory damages in excess of $75,000,

compensatory relief; interest; attorney’s fees, and court costs. The plaintiffs are represented by Michael Conlan of Backes & Hill in Lawrenceville, N.J.

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case 5:15-cv-02551-LS

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