Counselor withdraws from pit bull attack negligence case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 9, 2015


PHILADELPHIA – Irreconcilable differences have led counsel for a woman mauled in a pit bull attack to withdraw from the litigation associated with the incident.

Valerie A. Pedicone of Spivack & Spivack in Philadelphia filed a motion to withdraw on Sept. 16 due to differences with her client Nyesha Brown of Philadelphia.

Pedicone explained the statute of limitations ran out on the case on Dec. 27, and sought a 30-day stay of all proceedings in order for Brown to secure alternate counsel and keep the case active.

A hearing in this matter was set for Nov. 25 in court chambers at Philadelphia City Hall.

On Dec. 28, 2013, the plaintiff was walking along the sidewalk on the 300 block of North Edgewood Street in Philadelphia, when a pit bull dog escaped a nearby property owned by defendants and city residents John T. Best and Mary A. Best and viciously attacked Brown, mauling her on the left calf and causing her right knee to hit the ground.

Brown suffered strain and sprain, lacerations and scarring to both her right and lower-left extremities, exacerbations and aggravations of the conditions related to both knee injuries, and a tear of her lateral meniscus.

The plaintiff is seeking, individually, jointly and severally, compensatory damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest, fees, costs and other relief for negligence in this case.

The defendants are represented by Bart E. Levy, also in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 150201911

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