06/11/2018 – MALVERN, PA – Pamela Devine defended a claim against a registered professional land surveyor in Philadelphia, and was able to obtain a stipulation of dismissal from all parties. The land surveyor was joined to a home construction case gone wrong by an Architect whose theory was that one (or more) of the parties relied on the survey prepared by our client. After nearly a year of litigation in Philadelphia, Pam was able to establish that none of the parties could have relied on the survey that was performed because all of the homeowners’ damages were incurred before the survey was performed. Despite requests by plaintiffs and the Architect, that the land surveyor contribute to settlements, Pam obtained voluntary dismissal of the client with no contribution to any settlement. Because our client did not contribute to any settlement and we secured a voluntary dismissal, he did not have to pay his deductible.
06/05/2018 – SCRANTON, PA – A brand new firm client of Tom Geroulo’s was referred by another practitioner. The client, a well-known actor, contacted BBC Law on a Monday afternoon. By Thursday of that same week, BBC Law helped the client file for a trademark on his brand new clothing line. In that short time frame, BBC Law consulted extensively with the client, handled the due diligence research, and prepared the application all in the same week.
05/28/2018 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Andrew Benedict and Sharon Piper Donovan obtained an arbitration award in favor of their client, an owner of a Pizza restaurant in Philadelphia from a claim made by a man who alleged he fell on steps outside the back of the property. The Plaintiff claimed one of the owners invited him to the upstairs portion of the building and witnessed his fall on the steps. Benedict and Piper Donovan put forth evidence that the steps were not open to the public, the Plaintiff was not a patron and the owners did not allow him on the steps. The arbitration panel rejected the Plaintiff’s testimony by finding in favor of the Defendant. The Plaintiff’s demand before arbitration was $50,000.
5/10/2018 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Just 3 weeks after opening its doors, Bardsley, Benedict + Cholden, LLP earned its first defense verdict as Andrew Benedict and Sharon Piper Donovan gained a victory after a very contentious 6 day trial against a prominent Center City plaintiff’s firm in Philadelphia County before the Honorable Rosalyn Robinson. Benedict and Piper Donovan represented a landscaper/snow removal contractor in a slip and fall on ice action brought by a wife and her husband against said contractor, property owner and lessee. The jury found no negligence on behalf of the contractor. The plaintiffs were making a claim for pain and suffering, permanent injury, future medical costs, consortium and future lost wages. The demand before trial was $1,000,000.