Man says chair collapsed at Pittsburgh's Meat & Potatoes, files lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 7, 2017

PITTSBURGH – A restaurant customer claims that a Pittsburgh restaurant was negligent in using an unsafe chair on its premises, one which the plaintiff says collapsed when he sat on it and seriously injured him.

Warren McGann of Peoria, Ill. filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on June 19 versus Rut Management, LLC (doing business as the restaurant “Meat & Potatoes”) of Pittsburgh.

McGann was a customer of the restaurant on July 5, 2015, when he sat down in a chair which collapsed suddenly and without warning. McGann avers he suffered cervical sprain, dental injuries and teeth disfigurement, plus pain to his neck, back, right hip and right arm, among other injuries.

McGann claims the restaurant was negligent in failing to inspect, maintain, repair or replace the chair, in addition to other particulars, such as providing a safe place for its customers.

For a count of negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages in an amount in excess of the arbitration limits of Allegheny County, plus a trial by jury in this matter.

The plaintiff is represented by Jepthah M. Orstein of Ainsman Levine, in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-17-008648

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