Rule hearing may show bus accident's plaintiff attorney in contempt

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 5, 2015

Adrian J. Moody  

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiff counsel for a minor boy injured a car-bus collision in Center City will be the subject of a rule hearing for contempt called by a Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas judge.

Judge John W. Herron called for the Tuesday hearing back on Sept. 27, in which attorney Adrian J. Moody will have the opportunity to argue why he allegedly failed to comply with a Dec. 16, 2013, court order.

The order required him to file an affidavit upon the purchase of $15,614.47 in savings certificates in the name of plaintiff Steven Wallace (Brown), to be redeemed when Wallace reaches majority age. The hearing is for Moody to show why he should not be found in contempt of court, for not filing that affidavit.

On Feb. 17, 2010, the suit states defendant Gormah Kamara was driving at the intersection of 16th and Callowhill Streets in Philadelphia. At the same time and place, plaintiff Wallace was a passenger on a vehicle from the Yellow Bird Bus Company, which was about to enter I-676 northbound from the right lane on 16th Street, the suit says.

According to the lawsuit, Kamara then changed lanes and struck the bus through careless driving, failing to yield the right-of-way and failing to have the vehicle under control.

In October 2012, plaintiffs Wallace and his mother Nicole Brown filed suit against Kamara, Hector Colon and Yellow Bird Bus Company, all of Philadelphia.

The plaintiffs are seeking judgment not in excess of $50,000, plus interest, attorney’s fees and costs of suit in this case.

The plaintiffs are represented by Moody plus Stacy L. Shields of Shields Law Group, both in Philadelphia.

The defendants are represented by Laurence I. Gross of Salmon Ricchezza Singer Turchi in Philadelphia, and Michael R. Small of Donnelly & Associates in Conshohocken.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 131102725

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