Phila. condo complex and management co. sued for negligence over attack inside unit

By Jon Campisi | Aug 12, 2013

The victim of an alleged attack at a condo building in a ritzy Philadelphia neighborhood has filed a civil suit against the complex and the realty company that manages the property over claims that the defendants failed to provide adequate security personnel who could have helped thwart the attack.

Keya Perry is suing Philadelphia-based Stoba Associates L.P. and Abbotts Square Condominiums, as well as Danella Realty & Management Co., which is located in nearby Montgomery County, over injuries he claims to have sustained back on Dec. 16, 2012 after being attacked inside one of the units at the condo building at 530 S. 2nd Street in Philadelphia’s Society Hill neighborhood.

Perry, who the suit says was lawfully on the premises at the time, and appears to be the owner of the condo unit, was attacked by unknown assailants, for reasons either unknown to the plaintiff or not specified in the civil action, an act that caused him to sustain a variety of serious and permanent physical injuries.

The injuries included sprains and strains of the cervical and lumbar spine, right hip sprains and strain, a right knee sprain and strain, and right sacroiliac somatic segmental dysfunction.

Perry maintains that he has had to spend large sums of money on medical attention, and that the attack also caused him to suffer from serious mental anguish, humiliation, embarrassment, psychological and emotional distress and acute anxiety.

The complaint contains counts of negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress against all three named defendants.

The defendants are accused of failing to properly and adequately interview, supervise, train, evaluate, recruit, monitor and assign its agents; creating a dangerous and hazardous condition that they either knew about, or should have known about; failing to exercise the requisite degree of care; failing to provide reasonable, responsible, diligent and properly trained security personnel; failing to properly inspect the locks on the complex’s doors; allowing people to enter the plaintiff’s unit without his consent; and allowing dangerous persons on the property.

The plaintiff seeks more than $50,000 in damages.

He is being represented by Philadelphia attorney Leonard K. Hill, who filed the complaint Aug. 8 at Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.


The case ID number is 130800533. 

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