Organic cuisine restaurant alleges construction company's negligence led to damage on its adjacent roof

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A new lawsuit claims that a construction company’s negligence led to damage sustained to the roof of the adjacent building, an all-organic restaurant.

Nukeyshia Vega of Glenmoore and 1240 Ridge Avenue LIC Corp. (Seed Freedom) of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on May 22 versus Dunnagal Construction Company, LLC, of Birdsboro.

On Sept. 1, 2016, the plaintiffs say they sustained damage to their property by the defendant “negligently and improperly erecting scaffolding from the adjoining property, causing severe damage to the roof. As a result of these damages, plaintiffs were forced to close their business, suffering loss of income and loss of rent.

“Plaintiffs retained the services of Dan W. Welch Public Adjusters. Pursuant to their representation of plaintiffs, DWW issued estimates for the interior damage only in the amount of $16,819.26. Plaintiffs sustained severe damage to the roof and structure of the building. As a result of defendant’s negligence, plaintiff, 1240 Ridge Avenue LIC Corp. (Seed Freedom) sustained a loss of income from Sept. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2017 in the amount of $8,683,” the suit says.

“Plaintiff’s loss of income is continuing through 2018. As a result of defendant’s negligence, plaintiff, Nukeyshia Vega, sustained loss of rental income and sustains an ongoing loss of income from Sept. 1, 2016 to the present at the rate of $5,000 per month. Plaintiff’s loss of rent is continuing through 2018,” the suit adds.

For negligence, the plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest, costs and other such relief as the Court may deem just and proper.

The plaintiffs are represented by Robert F. Stranick of the Law Offices of Robert F. Stranick, in Media.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180502297

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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