J. Mark Pecci, II and Erica Johnson were successful in obtaining Summary Judgment in Philadelphia County. Plaintiffs, wife and husband, alleged loss of consortium claims as a result of an assault to the wife which occurred in their apartment building. At the time the Motion for Summary Judgment was filed, the loss of consortium claims were the only claims left against Defendant. During the course of the litigation, the Plaintiff husband died. Our Motion for Summary Judgment argued that the loss of consortium claims were no longer viable as the Plaintiff husband was no longer living and such claims could not survive. The Philadelphia trial Court granted the loss of consortium claims as to Defendant which resulted in the ultimate dismissal from the case.
August 4, 2017