Daily News and parent company face slip-and-fall suit

By Jon Campisi | May 24, 2011

A Philadelphia resident has filed a premises liability lawsuit against the Philadelphia Daily News and its parent company for injuries she suffered after tripping over a bundle of newspapers.

Attorney Jeffrey M. Rosenbaum of the firm Rosenbaum and Associates, P.C. of Philadelphia filed the civil complaint May 18 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of client Angela Johnson.

According to the suit, Johnson was walking along the sidewalk on the 2000 block of North 59th Street back in August 2009 when she stumbled over a bundle of tied newspapers that had been sitting in her way.

The complaint alleges that Johnson suffered hand injuries as well as a “severe shock to the nerves and nervous system” as a result of her fall.

Pre-existing conditions may have also been aggravated due to the incident, the suit states.

In addition to the Daily News, the other defendants listed in the lawsuit are Philadelphia Newspapers, LLC, Philadelphia Media Holdings, LLC and Philadelphia Media Network, Inc.

The plaintiff is seeking a judgment against the defendants jointly and severally in a sum not in excess of the arbitration limits, which are set at $50,000 in Common Pleas Court.

The non-jury matter is scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Jan. 20, 2012.

The case number is 110502017.

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