Efficient Success

An elderly plaintiff suffered memory loss and emotional injuries when he tripped on a raised sidewalk that our client repaired eight months before the incident.  Plaintiff filed an action against the property owner alleging that the poorly maintained sidewalk created a dangerous tripping hazard.  The property owner filed a cross-complaint alleging that our client failed to remove the hazard when they cut the concrete slab.  We filed a motion for summary judgment arguing that the client was protected by the accepted work doctrine.  Days before an opposition to the motion was due, the property owner dismissed the cross-complaint in return for a waiver of costs.