Morgan & Akins Obtains Defense Verdict in Philadelphia

Mark T. Gallagher (first chair) and Wendy S. Smith (second chair) prevailed in a 3-day trial commencing in a defense verdict on August 16, 2018.  The case involved a slip and fall at an apartment complex, involving a sympathetic plaintiff with multiple pre-existing conditions.

Plaintiff’s demand was $400,000; although there were a number of issues surrounding the circumstances of the alleged fall.  The jury returned with a defense verdict in less than 2 hours.  The client, Mark, Wendy, and the Morgan & Akins team are thrilled with the outcome!

The Whitfield Case

The Whitfield Case was decided June 13th, 2018 by the Commonwealth Court, who confirmed the application of Protz retroactively. The Court vacated the WCAB’s order affirming the WCJ’s decision denying claimant’s reinstatement petition.