Duffy Win in Top Verdicts of 2015

(Philadelphia) A $5 million settlement secured by Duffy + Partners was listed in the “Top Pennsylvania Verdicts of 2015,” compiled by VerdictSearch and distributed by The Legal Intelligencer, the oldest law journal in the United States. In the publication, the settlement was included the number one premises liability recovery and the overall seventh top settlement in the commonwealth for the year.

In the case, Mangano v. James J. Clearkin, Inc., the firm represented a high school administrator who slipped on wet flooring glue that had been applied by a flooring contractor. “While the defense admitted spreading the glue, they claimed that Mrs. Mangano was not watching where she was walking, and should have seen the bright white glue on the floor,” noted Duffy attorney Ken Fulginiti.

The client cited severe pain in her leg that did not appear on MRIs or X-Rays, but was identified as RSD/CRPS, a post-traumatic pain syndrome linked to the accident. The defense blamed the pain on a prior accident and/or prior medical conditions. Through depositions of defense corporate representatives, it was discovered that the contractor had prepared a company safety manual. However, it was never distributed to its employees.

For a full account of the case, visit http://www.duffyfirm.com/news/school-slip-and-fall-case-settles-for-5m. To learn more about the firm’s experience in premises liability, visit http://www.duffyfirm.com/practice-areas/premises-liability.