University sued by woman who says soccer ball caused her to trip

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 1, 2017

SCRANTON – A woman is suing Clark Summit University, alleging an errant soccer ball caused her injuries.

Susan Halley of Lake Ariel filed suit in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas on May 22 versus Clark Summit University, of South Abington Township.

“On or about Jan. 19, 2016, at approximately 7 p.m., while on defendants’ premises, plaintiff was running on the track when a soccer ball was kicked into her path, causing her to trip and fall, and causing serious and permanent personal injuries on account of which this action is brought,” the complaint said.

Halley alleges Clark Summit University failed to ensure her safety by not setting up a barrier or obstacle between the individuals playing soccer and herself, failing to warn runners of the dangers associated with the activities of the soccer players and failure to comply with Lackawanna County and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania building codes, laws and ordinances related to the design, construction and maintenance of the aforesaid premises.

“As a direct and consequential result of the negligent and/or careless conduct of the defendant, described above, the plaintiff suffered various serious and permanent personal injuries, serious impairment of bodily function and/or permanent serious disfigurement and/or aggravation of pre-existing conditions, emotional injuries, and other ills and injuries, all to plaintiff’s great loss and detriment,” the complaint continues.

For a lone count of negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus all costs and other relief the Court deems necessary.

The plaintiff is represented by Marc I. Simon of Simon & Simon, in Wilkes-Barre.

Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas case 2017-CV-03005

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