In the case of Modesta Ciarlone, et al. v. 271, L.P. et al., Modesta Ciarlone was heading to the Planet Fitness gym in Malvern, PA when she slipped and fell on black ice. As a result of her fall, she claimed she underwent three surgeries to her left hip – including a hip replacement. In her lawsuit, Ciarlone named the property owner, the gym and our client, the snow and ice contractor. The pre-trial demand on the case was $500,000.
WCM partner Bob Cosgrove and associate Remy Cahn tried the case before the Honorable William Mahon, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Chester County. After a four day trial and just before the jury got the case, the case settled for $250,000 or half of the plaintiff’s pre-trial bottom line demand.