Lawyer must explain why he shouldn't face sanctions for missing conference

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for the plaintiff in a motor vehicle accident lawsuit needed to appear at a hearing this week to determine why he should not face sanctions, according to Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas records.

Kevin W. Kologinsky was the subject of a Wednesday hearing at Philadelphia City Hall to show why sanctions should not be levied on him by the Court for missing a scheduled case management conference on May 19.

On Feb. 14, 2013, Philadelphia resident Patricia Merenda was driving eastbound on Grant Avenue and stopped at a red light at the intersection with Bustleton Avenue. Moments later, fellow Philadelphia resident Bernard Goldberg allegedly caused a rear-end collision with Merenda’s vehicle.

According to the lawsuit, Goldberg violated the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code by following Merenda’s vehicle too closely, speeding and not stopping at a red light.

Merenda suffered cervical herniation, bulges, a concussion, post-concussion syndrome and visual disturbance, in addition to other injuries in the accident.

The plaintiff is seeking in excess of arbitration limits, plus delay damages, attorney’s fees, court costs and other relief the Court deemed just and proper.

The defendant is represented by Daniel J. Maher of Baginski, Mezzarotte & Hasson, and Eric I. Lerner, also in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 150101603

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