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10/01/08


Jolie Deutschman, Jeff Schwaber and Ivonne Lindley reach $1.75 million settlement in drowning case

Related Attorney(s): Jolie S. DeutschmanJeffrey M. SchwaberIvonne Corsino Lindley

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Metro Verdicts Monthly

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In a recent issue of Metro Verdicts Monthly, Stein Sperling attorneys Jeff Schwaber and Ivonne Lindley were noted as attorneys representing the plaintiff in Lucy Omar, Personal Representative of the Estate of Jana Hammad, Deceased v. LTF Club Operations Company, Inc. The case involved the death of a five-year-old girl at a swimming pool where the plaintiff, the personal representative of her estate, claimed negligence on the part of the pool’s employees and the defense claimed the child’s father was responsible for her supervision.

In August 2007, the plaintiff’s decedent was swimming in pool with two teenage lifeguards present. Her father noticed she was beneath the water and jumped in to get her. After attempts at CPR, she was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Plaintiff alleged the decedent was under water for four to five minutes before being discovered and that the pool’s lifeguards failed to properly monitor the pool and its patrons and failed to enforce rules regarding flotation devices. In addition, no rope was in place to divide the pool’s shallow and deep ends.

The case resulted in a $1.75 million settlement before trial.


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