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GROSS v. LOCKWOOD FOLDING BOX CORP. (06/01/71)

decided: June 1, 1971.

GROSS
v.
LOCKWOOD FOLDING BOX CORP., APPELLANT



Appeals from orders of Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division, of Philadelphia, March T., 1967, No. 679, in case of Julius Gross et ux. and Raymond Horwitz and Carol Gross Horwitz v. Lockwood Folding Box Corp. and Richard B. Dubrow v. The Hertz Corporation, Charles Martin and Lockwood Folding Box Corporation.

COUNSEL

William J. O'Brien, with him Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz, for appellant.

Jack J. Bernstein, with him B. Nathaniel Richter, and Richter, Syken, Ross, Binder & O'Neill, for appellees.

John W. Kormes, for appellee.

Jones, Cohen, Eagen, O'Brien, Roberts and Pomeroy, JJ. Mr. Chief Justice Bell took no part in the consideration or decision of this case. Mr. Justice Cohen took no part in the decision of this case.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 443 Pa. Page 160]

The jury verdicts in favor of one of four similarly situated plaintiffs and in favor of defendant with respect to the other three plaintiffs, two of whom suffered undisputed property damage, are inconsistent verdicts

[ 443 Pa. Page 161]

    justifying a new trial as to all. See Thompson v. Iannuzzi, 403 Pa. 329, 169 A.2d 777 (1961); Pascarella v. Pgh. Rwys. Co., 389 Pa. 8, 131 A.2d 445 (1957). See also Kessler v. Matlack, 210 Pa. Superior Ct. 450, 233 A.2d 592 (1967).

Orders granting new trials affirmed.

Disposition

Orders affirmed.

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