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AGC Wins Motion for Summary Judgement Against Dangerous Condition on Public Property Suit

12/12/2011

AGC is extremely pleased to announce that judgment in the City of Pomona's favor was entered in a lawsuit alleging that the City maintained a dangerous condition of public property when plaintiff allegedly cut open his knee after he tripped and fell over a broken water meter cover located in the parkway across the street from his residence.

In defending the case, Senior Associate Sharon Medellin uncovered medical records from plaintiff's visit to Pomona Valley Hospital Emergency Department immediately following his injury. During such treatment, plaintiff informed medical staff that he did not trip over the water meter as alleged, but instead fell after he ran into a fire hydrant located adjacent to the water meter while playing football in the street.

When questioned on the issue during his deposition, plaintiff testified that, although he rolled over the water meter cover after he "bounced off" the fire hydrant and fell, he did not know for certain whether he actually cut himself on the broken portion of the meter cover. Consequently, Ms. Medellin filed a Motion for Summary Judgment seeking dismissal of plaintiff's Complaint. The Court agreed with her legal arguments and granted the Motion for Summary Judgment.

Sharon Medellin specializes in civil litigation in defense of police offficers. Ms. Medellin can be reached at (562) 699-5500 or smedellin@agclawfirm.com.



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