16-0038743 Urgent Need
Client, who is very friendly and responsive, seeks assistance with a slip-and-fall case involving her late mother’s property. The client is the personal representative of her mother’s estate as of March 2017. The OP initially had an administrator appointed by the court and filed a complaint in May 2016. VIP has assisted the client with being substituted as administrator of the estate, and the client is now ready to file an answer to the complaint. The City of Philadelphia is also a defendant in the suit and has filed a subpoena to compel the plaintiff to appear for a deposition by May 9, 2017. A VIP volunteer previously took the case but did not enter an appearance on the client’s behalf, and is no longer able to assist the client. The discovery deadline is May 1, 2017; a settlement conference has been scheduled for June 15, 2017, at 11 a.m.; the projected pre-trial conference and trial dates are August 7, 2017, and September 4, 2017. Opposing counsel is Attarah Feenane.