McDonald’s Slip and Fall Case Settles

A Pennsylvania man who was injured in a slip and fall at a McDonald’s in Ardmore has apparently settled his lawsuit against owners of the franchise. According to court records, plaintiff Richard Solomon has agreed to accept $48,500 to drop his claim against Tanway Enterprises, L.P., the owner of the franchise. Solomon alleged that he was a customer in the Ardmore restaurant on July 30, 2013, when he slipped and fell, allegedly on a liquid substance on the floor in the main part of the store. His attorneys say the defendants were negligent in remedying the dangerous situation, and that Solomon’s fall was a direct result of the slippery floor.

Court officials say that it appeared that the matter had been settled in March, but that the defendant had refused to send a settlement agreement or make any payments on the agreed-upon settlement until Solomon provided them with a no-pay or final demand letter from Medicare. Solomon’s attorney, Alexander Kroupa, informed defendants by e-mail that Solomon was not eligible for Medicare, but defendants still refused to honor the terms of the settlement, even after Kroupa sent them Solomon’s insurance card, which indicated that he did not qualify for Medicare at the time of the settlement.

Initially, Kroupa filed a motion with the court, asking it to compel McDonald’s to comply with the terms of the settlement agreement. He sought interest and daily penalties for the defendant’s failure to comply. However, on August 15, Kroupa withdrew the motion and the court then entered an order to settle.

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