Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 25, 2016, 12:03pm


PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiff counsel in a premises liability suit has filed to exit the litigation, citing irreconcilable differences from evidence garnered through the discovery process.

Jeffrey B. Solomon of Dion Solomon & Shapiro filed a motion to withdraw his appearance on Feb. 12, the same day an arbitration hearing was scheduled in plaintiff Wayne Jefferson’s case against Ryue H. Ko and Huyn Sook Ko of Horsham, plus Thomas Lee, Chong Ran Lee and Lee's Food Market in Philadelphia.

Solomon explained evidence received from the defendants in discovery led to the development of irreconcilable differences between himself and Jefferson in how to move forward in the case, and that his representation is no longer possible. Solomon asked the Court to provide Jefferson with 90 days or sufficient time to secure new counsel.

A hearing in this matter was held Thursday in Court chambers, at Philadelphia City Hall.

On Sept. 8, 2013, there was a broken and uneven walkway on the premises’ sidewalk, located on the 8000 block of Ogontz Avenue in Philadelphia, and according to the plaintiff, the negligence and failure of the defendants to inspect, maintain or repair the sidewalk caused Jefferson’s fall.

Jefferson allegedly suffered strain and sprain of his right ankle, ligament damage, lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar strain and sprain, disc protrusion, thoracic sprain and strain, severe nervous system shock and may have aggravated a previously-existing condition.

The plaintiff is seeking damages, individually, jointly and severally, not in excess of $50,000 in this case.

The defendants are represented by Lynda M. Volpe and John E. Toczydlowski, also in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 150302418

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

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