PHILADELPHIA – A customer of a popular Irish-themed pub in downtown Philadelphia who allegedly received serious injuries when struck by an outdoor table’s flying umbrella has sued the pub and its owners for damages.

Shuntaine Woodard of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on March 2 versus Oberst Incorporated (doing business as “Moriarty’s Restaurant”) and its owners John Ferry and Christine Ferry, also all of Philadelphia.

On Oct. 31, 2017, Woodard visited Moriarty’s Restaurant in Center City, Philadelphia, at which point her lawsuit says she “was injured by an umbrella that was attached to a table and flew off, hitting the client in the head, which was a defect/dangerous condition of the pathway and/or sidewalk, on the premises, causing serious and permanent personal injuries.”

The plaintiff charges that the defendants failed to inspect, maintain, repair or warn of said dangerous condition and should have known of the potential harm it could present to customers and visitors to the restaurant, among other charges.

Per the lawsuit, Woodard suffered various serious and permanent personal injuries, serious impairment of bodily function and/or permanent serious disfigurement and/or aggravation of pre-existing conditions, and others ills and injuries in the accident, all to plaintiff’s great loss and detriment.

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

The plaintiff is represented by Marc I. Simon of Simon & Simon, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180203223

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at

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