Hancock House suit dismissed

NEW CUMBERLAND – A Hancock County judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Hancock House now that the litigants have settled out of court, according to Circuit Court records.

Judge James P. Mazzone said all matters in Mildred Moninger’s case against Hancock House have been “amicably adjusted, compromised and settled.”

Moninger, a resident of the Hancock House, 720 Third Ave., New Cumberland, sued the government-subsidized apartment complex in July 2013 for injuries she suffered in a fall in September 2011.

Moninger claimed in the lawsuit that the Hancock House had been negligent in not properly maintaining safe conditions in the parking lot, where she fell while unloading groceries.

The facility since has installed a fence and signs around the parking lot perimeter.

Details of the settlement were not disclosed.

Also named in the lawsuit were Columbus developer George Kontogiannis and Colonial American Development Corp., which operates Hancock House.

The seven-story facility has 108 subsidized apartments that are rented to low-income senior citizens and people with disabilities.