Expansion of Mall Duties to Third Party Criminal Acts
The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently overturned a Court of Common Pleas ruling which had granted summary judgment in favor of the Steamtown Mall in a case involving an assault which occurred in the Mall’s parking lot. The claim was brought by Sharon Young, who was employed by one of the Mall’s tenants. Young was the victim of a car-jacking which occurred as she was leaving from work. Young was attacked by unidentified assailants who were attempting to steal her vehicle from the employee section of the Mall parking lot.