A man who claims he slipped and fell while ice skating at the Cabin John ice skating rink 14 months ago has sued the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission for $95,000 in a negligence case filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court.
Matthe N. Novick, of 9716 Clydesdale St., Potomac, claimed in the suit that on Dec. 6, 1975 when he went skating, the ice rink was "exceptionally soft, mushy, slushy, and full of puddles and potholes." Those "dangerous, defective and hazardous" conditions caused him to fall and injure his ankle, for which the first count of his suit seeks a $75,000 judgment.
As a result of that fall, Novick and his wife, Judith Ann Novick, also a plaintiff, jointly "suffer loss of services, society and consortium to the detriment of their marital relationship," for which the second count of the suit seeks a $20,000 judgment.
The extent of the injury to his right foot and ankle was not described in the suit. Mrs.Novick referred all questions to their attorney, Maurice R. Duni, who could not be reached for comment.
Sanford E. Wool, general counsel of the MNCPPC, declined to comment of the case. He said the matter would be turned over to the agency's insurance carrier for discussion.