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Yearly Archives: 2007

About False Imprisonment in New York

Client Resources | 1 Jan 2007 | by

As an owner or operator of a retail establishment, you may one day face a claim sounding in false imprisonment brought by a patron who was detained for the purpose of questioning or investigation in connection with attempts to shoplift items or perform some other criminal act.  It is therefore prudent for store owners to be aware of the essential elements and defenses to […]

Premises Liability in Pennsylvania

Client Resources | 1 Jan 2007 | by

Generally, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, every property owner (or those occupying or in control of property) has a duty to keep its adjacent sidewalks and lots in a safe condition for travel by the public.  In fact, walkways “must be so maintained that they will not present an unreasonable risk of harm to pedestrians.”  Peair v. Home Ass’n of Enola Legion No. 751, 430 […]

MSZL&M Earns Favorable Result in New Jersey Court While Contesting UM Claim Under N.J.S.A. 17:28-1.1(f)

Recent Verdicts | 1 Jan 2007 | by

Controlling Statutes and Legal Principles In the State of New Jersey, N.J.S.A. 17:28-1.1 is an important statute pertaining to insurance coverage for uninsured and underinsured motorists (“UM/UIM”). In 2007, the statute was amended to specifically require that UM/UIM benefits be made payable to individuals employed by the named insured regardless of whether that individual is an additional named insured on the policy. Section (f) […]