Default judgment issued in favor of Philly nursing home in state court

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – After lack of response, a Philadelphia nursing home has won a default judgment in a litigation it initiated against one of its former residents for alleged non-payment of costs.

Per a praecipe for entry of default judgment filed by plaintiff counsel Dennis C. Vondran Jr. on July 26, 2017, it said that defendant Mary Glassmire did not file an answer to the instant complaint in the legally-required time period – and that she was liable for payment of costs totaling $17,342.89.

River’s Edge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Philadelphia first filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on June 21, 2017 versus Mary Glassmire, also of Philadelphia.

“Mary Glassmire was admitted to plaintiff’s facility on April 27, 2015, discharged from plaintiff’s facility on Aug. 5, 2015, and received necessary services from plaintiff. Glassmire incurred necessary [medical, residential and daily living] service expenses at plaintiff’s facility,” the complaint said.

According to the complaint, Glassmire refused to provide payment for services rendered, in breach of a contract signed upon her admission into the facility, and her itemized expenses are as follows:

Principal: $12,600.00

Costs: $589.48

Interest: $1,633.41

Attorney’s Fees: $2,520.00

Total: $17,342.89

Before the issuance of the default judgment, for counts of breach of contract, breach of implied-in-fact contract and unjust enrichment/quantum meruit, the plaintiff was seeking judgment of $17,342.89, an accounting of the defendant’s assets, attorney’s fees and other relief the Court deems appropriate in this matter.

The plaintiff is represented by Vondran Jr. of the Law Offices of Brian Scott Dietrich, in Philadelphia.

The defendant did not secure legal representation, per court records.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170602177

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