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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Macy's wants to push back trial in case of woman who blames store for fall, knee injuries

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By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 17, 2019


Macy's

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh Macy’s department store is seeking to delay a trial centered on liability resulting from its allegedly defective entranceway causing a plaintiff’s knee injuries.

On March 5, Patrick W. Murphy, counsel for all defendants, filed a motion to briefly postpone trial in the matter brought against them by plaintiff Ruth Snodgrass. Due to multiple trials being scheduled in the same time span in late May and new discovery being revealed in the plaintiff’s deposition, Murphy requested an order removing the instant case from the May 28 trial pool.

Ruth Snodgrass of Dravosburg first filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Feb. 16, 2018 versus Macy’s and Macy’s HQ, both of Pittsburgh.

On Sept. 9, 2017, Snodgrass claimed she was on the premises at Macy’s, located in Pittsburgh’s South Hills Village, when the lawsuit states she was caused to fall on defective, uneven pavement and/or concrete which was located at or near the entrance, causing serious and permanent personal injuries.

Snodgrass supposedly sustained right knee injuries, including a fracture and a tear, plus scrapes, lacerations, contusions and bruising.

The plaintiff claimed the defendants failed to exercise proper care over the premises, failed to inspect, monitor, repair or warn of the defective and dangerous entranceway condition in question, in addition to other charges.

For one count of negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $35,000, plus all costs and other relief this Court deems just.

The plaintiff is represented by Marc I. Simon of Simon & Simon in Pittsburgh, and Joshua David Baer of Margolis Edelstein, in Philadelphia.

The defendants are represented by Patrick W. Murphy in Carnegie.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-18-002310

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nick.malfitano@therecordinc.com

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