Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 10, 2015, 2:02pm


PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff’s desire to no longer pursue legal action against a motorist who allegedly injured her now has her counsel looking to exit the proceedings.

Marc Vogin of Klein Vogin & Gold filed a motion to withdraw his appearance on Oct. 12, in reference to Sambo Bunn’s motor vehicle accident lawsuit against fellow Philadelphia driver Peter Geib.

Vogin stated Bunn retained his services in November 2013, to represent her in an action based on a car accident that had transpired the previous July.

Vogin filed a writ of execution on July 13 and drafted a copy of the complaint for Bunn’s review, but it was not returned with a signed verification from Bunn. Vogin spoke with Bunn on Aug. 19, and Bunn is said to have expressed a wish to no longer pursue the suit. However, Bunn did not respond to Vogin’s follow-up letter seeking to confirm that desire.

Therefore, Vogin sought to withdraw from representing Bunn, due to the “deterioration” of the attorney-client relationship.

A hearing in the matter was set for last month in court chambers at Philadelphia City Hall.

On July 19, 2013, Bunn was driving her Nissan westward at the intersection of Hunting Park Avenue and Erie Avenue when defendant Geib's negligent driving allegedly caused the accident. Geib, proceeding east, is believed to have made an errant left turn, leading to the crash.

Bunn suffered injuries to her left shoulder, neck and lower back, aches, pains, mental anguish, disability and nervous system shock.

The plaintiff initially sought damages not in excess of $50,000, recovery of medical care costs under the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law (PMVFRL), interest and costs in the case.

The defendants have no legal representation, per court records. An arbitration hearing has been set in the case for April 8, 2016.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 150701239

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com.

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