Gray•Duffy obtains full dismissal for property management client sued in trip and fall lawsuit.

September 2017

Overview

Michael Eisenbaum of Gray•Duffy, LLP secured a dismissal with prejudice of a lawsuit filed against the firm’s clients, who were owners and managers of a residential apartment property.

Discussion

Neville Grant v. State of California, et al.

The elderly plaintiff apparently tripped and fell over cracks in the sidewalk causing him to fall head first into a tree, resulting in significant head trauma and other injuries. An inspection of the area where the incident occurred revealed that it was just off of the client’s property. Through discussions with the Plaintiff’s attorney, he finally inspected and acknowledged that the incident did not occur on the client’s property, and agreed to dismiss the case against our client. Ultimately, the Plaintiff dismissed the case with prejudice against the client, who managed and owed the adjacent property, leaving only the City of Los Angeles as a defendant in the case.

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