On June 1, 2023, Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney attorneys successfully secured final judgment in favor of a popular nationwide supermarket chain during the early discovery phases of the litigation. The Providence County Superior Court granted final judgment in favor of Defendant where Plaintiff failed to appropriately respond to discovery requests in a timely manner. Notably, HCC was able to secure the favorable outcome less than 9 months from the date the lawsuit was filed, resulting in an efficient and cost-effective result for the client. The case was defended by Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney attorneys Peter Garvey, Adrianna Hughes, and Meagan Bellamy.
Plaintiff alleged personal injuries after a slip and fall in the store. As litigation commenced, Plaintiff did not actively prosecute the claim nor respond to Defendant’s discovery requests. HCC aggressively defended the case by pushing toward dismissal through discovery motion practice. Defendant moved for Court Orders compelling the outstanding discovery and conditionally dismissing the case for Plaintiff’s noncompliance, which were all granted in Defendant’s favor. Eventually, Defendant sought entry of final judgment due to Plaintiff’s continued failure to respond. After a hearing on Defendant’s motion, the Court ruled that a complete dismissal of Plaintiff’s claims and judgment in Defendant’s favor was warranted.
In so doing, HCC continues its longstanding tradition of successful and zealous client advocacy throughout all phases of litigation.
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