Movie theater trip-and-fall case removed to federal court

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 13, 2015


PHILADELPHIA - A woman’s case filed against a Kansas-based movie theater chain has been removed to a federal court, according to documents filed June 30.

Amanda Brady originally brought a lawsuit against American Multi-Cinema Inc., doing business as AMC Woodhaven 10 and AMC Entertainment Inc., in a state court on June 16, claiming injuries on the defendant’s premises. Brady alleges that she tripped and fell in the AMC Woodhaven 10 Theater at 1336 Bristol Pike in Bensalem on or about July 16, 2013.

Plaintiff’s counsel wrote a letter to the defendant’s claims adjustor on or about May 12, 2015, demanding payment of $378,000 and alleging serious and painful injuries including “cuboid fracture, talus contusion and development of reflex sympathetic dystrophy…a/k/a complex regional pain disorder (CRPD) to the right foot; and damage to her bones, cells, muscles, tissues and her nervous system.”

After action on the complaint commenced June 16, the defendants received service of the complaint via mail.

The filing indicates the defendants’ notice of removal of the case from the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County to the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania through their attorney, Ralph Luongo of Carroll McNulty & Kull LLC.

The plaintiff is represented by Randall Flager and Edward Zanine of Flager & Associates in Trevose.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:15-cv-03652-CMR.

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