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Yearly Archives: 2013

Social Security Administration Determinations and Their Admissibility (or Lack Thereof) as Evidence in New Jersey

Client Resources | 21 Jun 2013 | by

Many times while litigating personal injury cases, the issue of a determination made by the Social Security Administration comes into play.  The plaintiff’s counsel wants to introduce the decision as evidence of the client’s injury, while the defense wants the information excluded.  The question then arises: Are these determinations admissible as evidence in New Jersey courts? A 2013 Appellate Court decision suggests the contrary.  […]

Defense Verdict at Jury Trial in New Castle County, Delaware, in Supermarket Trip and Fall Case

Recent Verdicts | 18 Feb 2013 | by

By Richard Abrams: (WILMINGTON, DELAWARE FEBRUARY 18, 2013) MSZLM attorney Richard Abrams obtained a defense verdict in favor of his client ShopRite Supermarkets. The case was tried in Wilmington Delaware before Judge Paul Wallace, who was appointed to the bench earlier this month.  In the case, Anita D’Orazio v. ShopRite Supermarkets,  plaintiff, a 74 year old woman, had entered ShopRite’s produce department as part of […]

Defense Verdict in Bathroom Ceiling Collapse Case

Recent Verdicts | 1 Jan 2013 | by

The team of Kevin Davis and Alan Bulnes secured a defense verdict for Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP in Pinellas County, Florida. In this premises liability case the plaintiff, a mother in her 30s, claimed she was in the shower of her rented apartment when a portion of the bathroom ceiling collapsed on her. We represented the apartment owners and the management company in the resulting […]

Two Years of Litigation Culminates in Defense Verdict in Premises Liability Case

Recent Verdicts | 1 Jan 2013 | by

MSZL&M attorneys Addison “Sonny” Meyers and Marcel M. Flemming obtained a defense verdict following an eight-day trial in Plantation Key, Florida, in which the plaintiff sought $4 million in damages. In 2013, the plaintiff sustained a torn right biceps on our client’s property when he fell backwards in his wheelchair going down a ramp that he claimed he was not made aware of.  The plaintiff and his liability expert […]

The Discoverability of Profiles in Social Media and its Effects on Litigation And Evaluation of Claims

Client Resources | 1 Jan 2013 | by

Social Media and Lawsuits Social media has become one of the biggest forms of communication in the world, with millions of people using one form of social media or another to stay in touch with friends and family. Facebook remains the largest social network. However, people of younger ages use Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. Other sites, such as Pinterest, Tumblr and Flickr are also […]