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Case of the Month June 2020

Icy Slip, Fall Settles for $90K

Voulgaris v. Schlitz Rivercenter

Case Type:
Premises Liability - Fall
Premises Liability - Commercial Property
Premises Liability - Maintenance or Repair
Premises Liability - Negligent Outdoor Maintenance or Landscaping


Specific Liability:
Defendants failed to enact policies and procedures to discover and remedy unsafe conditions

General Injury:
Fibula/Tibia Fracture

Jurisdiction:
State: Wisconsin
Circuit Court of Wisconsin, First Judicial District, Milwaukee County.

Related Court Documents:
Plaintiff's amended complaint: 2019 WL 8194782
Third-party complaint: 2018 WL 10550237
Stipulation for distribution of third-party preceeds: 2019 WL 8194556

Case Name:
Voulgaris v. Schlitz Rivercenter, LLC; The Brewery Works, Inc. d/b/a Schlitz Park; Great Northern Insurance Company; David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.; Integrity Mutual Insurance Company

Docket/File Number:
2018-CV-008109

Result Amount:
$90,000

Result Date:
October 16, 2019

Judge:
Jeffrey A. Conen

Attorneys:
Plaintiff: Christopher L. Strohbehn, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown L.L.P., Milwaukee, WI
Defendant: Andrea P. Goode, Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C., Milwaukee, WI

Result Type:
Settlement

Experts:
Plaintiff: Not Reported
Defendant: Not Reported

Breakdown of Award:
$90,000

Summary of Facts:
Eleni Voulgaris, an adult female entering a building owned and maintained by defendants Schlitz Rivercenter, LLC and The Brewery Works, Inc. d/b/a Schlitz Park, reportedly suffered an isolated right tibia fibular fracture, requiring surgery, as a result of slipping on ice as she was entering the building. The plaintiff alleged the defendants failed to enact policies and procedures to discover and remedy unsafe conditions, failed to diligently inspect and maintain the premises in a safe manner, and failed to provide adequate notice and warning of the condition of the property. The defendants filed a third-party complaint against David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc., and its insurer, Integrity Mutual Insurance Company, seeking contribution since David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc. was responsible for snow and ice removal at the front of the building. The plaintiff reached a settlement with the defendants and third-parties defendants in the amount of $90,000.

Circuit Court of Wisconsin, First Judicial District, Milwaukee County.

Westlaw Citation:
2019 WL 8222855


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