PHILADELPHIA – A Kentucky man alleges his former Philadelphia-based attorney failed to adequately represent him in a dispute with his former employer.
Sherman Hart filed a complaint on Nov. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Gerald J. Pomerantz Esq. and Gerald Jay Pomerantz & Associates PC alleging legal malpractice and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was injured while performing his duties as an employee of Coca-Cola in 2014 and was later terminated the same year. The suit states the defendants represented him in the matter. He alleges that the defendants failed to file briefs on time, failed to help him find medical treatment and failed to present evidence from witnesses.
The plaintiff holds Pomerantz and Gerald Jay Pomerantz & Associates PC responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to properly perform their legal services for the plaintiff, including failing to introduce the evidence of plaintiff's continued medical treatment and rehabilitation for his injuries, and that the defendants should have known of evidence to contradict Coca-Cola's reasoning that the plaintiff was terminated for cause.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount of more than $75,000 plus interest, punitive damages and any further relief this court grants. He is represented by Matthew B. Weisberg of Weisberg Law in Morton and Gary Schafkopf of Schafkopf Law LLC in Bala Cynwyd.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-04994-GJP