Patrick Heffron Achieves Defense Verdict for Chartwell



E. Patrick Heffron

E. PATRICK HEFFRON concentrates his practice in general insurance defense, civil litigation, municipal law, labor/employment law, employment discrimination, motor vehicle litigation, premises liability and dram shop liability. In addition, Mr. Heffron devotes a sizable practice to the defense of employment matters before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in Pennsylvania's state and federal courts. Mr. Heffron has experience delivering lectures and presentations on industry...

The Client:
One of the nation’s largest drugstore chains.

The Situation:
Plaintiff fell on a patch of ice on a sidewalk outside of a drugstore in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  Plaintiff commenced a negligence action against the drugstore and the property’s landlord who was obligated under a lease agreement to remove snow and ice and to maintain the exterior portions of the building.  A snow removal contractor hired by the landlord was also brought into the case as an additional defendant.

Plaintiff alleged significant bodily impairment as well as aggravation of pre-existing neck and back injuries.  Plaintiff claimed damages in excess of $300,000 during trial.  

The Chartwell Solution:  
Through skillful examination of ten fact witnesses and five expert witnesses, Attorney Heffron convinced the jury that the drugstore was not negligent and the jury rendered a verdict in favor of the drugstore