The Penn Record May 10, 2016, 8:51pm


Husband and wife sue town center operators

PHILADELPHIA — Husband and wife are suing Whiteland Investors LP and BPG Management Company LP, town center operators, citing alleged breach of duty, negligence and carelessness.

April and Norman Holmes filed a complaint on April 15, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendants alleging that they allowed the sidewalk to remain in dangerous condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that, on Oct. 31, 2014, plaintiff April was walking on the sidewalk of Whiteland Town Center when suddenly she tripped on an uneven sidewalk, causing her to fall and sustain various severe and permanent injuries to her body. As a result, she suffered pains, mental anguish and severe shock to her nervous system. She has also suffered loss of earnings, loss of enjoyment of life and medical expenses. The plaintiffs holds Whiteland Investors LP and BPG Management Company LP responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to timely repair defects, failed to inspect the premises and failed to provide proper safety warnings.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgement against defendant in an amount not exceeding $150,000, plus costs of this suit, attorney's fees as well as any other relief as the court may deem adequate, just and proper. They are represented by Brandon A. Swartz and Larissa K. Staszkiw of Swartz Culleton PC in Newton.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-01802

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