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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Allegedly injured store manager settles litigation with Philly Pretzel Factory

State Court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 9, 2019


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PHILADELPHIA – A store manager for Philly Pretzel Factory who alleged defective conditions on the premises of its Gilbertsville store led her to be seriously injured has settled her lawsuit.

On July 1, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge John M. Younge announced that plaintiff Heather McGill’s lawsuit against Philly Pretzel factory was settled prior to trial assignment and therefore, dismissed. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

McGill, of King of Prussia, initially filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on May 10, 2018, versus Philly Pretzel Factory and Soft Pretzel Franchise Systems, Inc., both of Philadelphia.

“On or about May 22, 2016, while plaintiff Heather McGill was lawfully on the aforesaid premises working as the store manager, she sustained an injury as a result of a defective condition, which included defective construction, design, floor plan and layout of the aforesaid premises, coupled with defective policies and procedures implemented by defendants as the franchisor causing an unreasonably dangerous condition to exist,” the complaint read.

The plaintiff believed the defendants caused or permitted dangerous conditions to exist, defectively constructed and designed the structure and its interior, which created a dangerous condition and failed to remove the defective condition, plus other allegations. As a result, McGill allegedly suffered a right wrist injury and tear.

Prior to settlement and for a count of negligence, the plaintiff was seeking damages, jointly and severally, in excess of $50,000 and in excess of the arbitration limits of the Court, plus a trial by jury in this matter.

The plaintiff was represented by Thomas F. Sacchetta of Sacchetta & Baldino, in Media.

The defendants were represented by Joseph G. McHale of William J. Ferren & Associates, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180500770

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

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