Court set to rule on objections in condominium complex negligence lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 16, 2015

John A. Livingood Jr.  

PHILADELPHIA – A show cause hearing in a negligence case against a condominium complex, property management and landscaping companies is set to proceed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

In a trio of motions for preliminary objections filed on June 22, June 30 and Sept. 3, Mark J. Connor, John A. Livingood Jr. and Ralph A. Michetti each argued that the accident causing Kryzysztof Dembinski of Doylestown to sue the following defendants should be heard in Bucks County, and not the “improper” venue of Philadelphia County. 

The defendants are Patriots Ridge Condominium Complex of Warrington; Patriots Ridge Homeowners Association of Doylestown; David Brill Landscaping of Perkasie; Continental Property Management of Warrington and CPM Property Management of Southampton.

First slated to take place on Nov. 4, a rule to show cause hearing on the trio of preliminary objection motions related to venue was set for Wednesday at Philadelphia City Hall, in Court chambers.

On Jan. 5, 2014, Dembinski allegedly slipped and fell on a patch of ice and snow in the condo complex, which accumulated through the defendants’ collective negligence in their failure to inspect, maintain or clear the property, the complaint says.

The plaintiffs are each seeking a sum, jointly and severally, in excess of $50,000 from each defendant, plus interest and costs from all defendants in this case. Stefania Dembinski is suing each defendant for loss of consortium, for identical damages.

The plaintiffs are represented by Robert N. Braker of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 150501632

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