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Yearly Archives: 2011

PA RQA Ruling

Industry News | 19 Oct 2011 | by

PA SUPERIOR COURT CLARIFIES SCOPE OF REQUESTS FOR ADMISSIONS AND GROUNDS FOR WITHDRAWAL OF ADMISSIONS  (PHILADELPHIA, October 19, 2011) The Pennsylvania Superior Court has disapproved the use of requests for admissions to turn legal conclusions and opinions into fact, and has encouraged trial courts to permit the withdrawal of opinions under certain circumstances. In Estate of John W. Borst v. Edward Stover Sr. Testamentary Trust,  30 […]

MSZL&M Secures Appellate Victory After Obtaining Summary Judgment in Philadelphia Personal Injury Case

Recent Verdicts | 26 Aug 2011 | by

Automatic Doors Not Required in Commercial Establishments    In Bellamy v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., the plaintiff fell in the entryway of a Wells Fargo Bank (“Wells Fargo”) branch on August 26, 2011 and claimed serious personal injuries. The plaintiff, who uses a walker to ambulate, alleged that Wells Fargo was required to have automatic doors at the premises.  At the close of discovery, MSZL&M […]

SCOTUS Drug Label

Industry News | 23 Jun 2011 | by

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT RULES THAT GENERIC DRUG WARNING / LABELING CASES ARE PREEMPTED BY FEDERAL LAW On June 23, 2011, the Supreme Court of the United States held in Pliva v. Mensing, 131 S.Ct. 2567 (June 23, 2011) that State Law failure-to-warn labeling claims against generic drug manufacturers are preempted by Federal Law.              The Court’s decision was based upon impossibility of performance—“it was impossible […]

NJ Supreme Court Opinion

Industry News | 2 Jun 2011 | by

NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT RULES THAT INJURED DRUNK DRIVERS MAY SUE BARS THAT FURNISHED THEM ALCOHOL  (TRENTON, NJ,  June 2, 2011) – The New Jersey Supreme Court has issued an Opinion holding that despite a prohibiting drivers convicted of DWI from recovering in tort for injuries, a drunk driver may recover for injuries against a bar establishment that improperly furnished them alcohol, under New […]

Tests Employed By the Courts for Sexual Assaults in Bars

Client Resources | 1 Jan 2011 | by

The Duty of Businesses to Shield Invitees From Harm The law in torts holds that there is a duty on the part of businesses to shield their invitees from harm.  This duty requires that the business owner take reasonable measures to prevent foreseeable harm to its invitees.  Troxel v. Iguana Curtina, LLC, 29 AD3d at 1048 (MD 2011). The scope of liability of landowners has […]

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP Announces New Partners

Press Releases | 1 Jan 2011 | by

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP is pleased to announce that Alexander Krasnitsky and Brian Eves have been named as partners in the firm. Attorney Krasnitsky works in our Cherry Hill, New Jersey office. He joined the firm in 2006 and specializes in civil trial practice, premises liability, automobile & first-party litigation, commercial transportation, subrogation and professional liability. Attorney Eves works in our […]