PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit filed against the management company of the Valley Forge Casino Resort Radisson Hotel has been stayed for 120 days, in the wake of the case’s plaintiff counsel departing the suit.
Lee D. Rosenfeld filed a motion to withdraw appearance on May 19, due to conflicts with client Charlene Fontaine of Solana Beach, Calif., in her case against Valley Forge Colonial Limited Partners, based in King of Prussia.
Moreover, Rosenfeld requested a 120-day stay of all proceedings in this case, to allow Fontaine to retain other counsel, which Rosenfeld said the defendants did not oppose.
On July 15, Judge John M. Younge ordered Rosenfeld’s petition to withdraw as Fontaine’s counsel was granted, and all proceedings in the case would in fact be stayed for 120 days – in order for Fontaine to secure new, alternate legal representation.
On Aug. 8, 2013, Fontaine was a patron on the premises of Valley Forge Casino Resort’s Radisson Hotel, when she was allegedly injured by a hazardous/defective shelf and/or fixture located in a guest bathroom, specifically in a shower. As a result, Fontaine averred she suffered serious, permanent bodily injuries, including but not limited to a closed head injury.
Fontaine filed suit for negligence, due to the defendant’s alleged failure to inspect, maintain, repair or warn of this dangerous condition. The plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus related interest and costs in this case.
The defendant is represented by Gerard F. Lipski of Campbell Lipski & Dochney, also in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 150800501
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