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Yearly Archives: 2018


Press Releases | 20 Dec 2018 | by

(December 20, 2018) MSZL&M Property Group has recently secured a recovery for a Fortune 50 financial institution against multiple Defendants for a catastrophic failure of High Efficiency Computer Room Air Conditioner (CRAC Unit). This unit was mechanically connected to a building wide glycol mix cooling system and the internal BMS (Building Management System) that allowed the property manager to monitor the units. After only […]

MSZL&M Property Damage Group Secures Two Dismissals for Roofing Subcontractor against General Contractor in Fire Loss

Recent Verdicts | 6 Dec 2018 | by

(December 6, 2018)  On July 22, 2011, during a complete renovation of the Tioga Marine Terminal II Warehouse in Philadelphia, a fire originated on the roof 10 hours after our client, the roofing contractor, left the jobsite.  Two years later, the Commonwealth filed suit against the General Contractor, who quickly joined our client.  Fortunately for us, the suit was filed in the statutorily constructed […]

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP Employment Practices Group Scores Big in Arbitration

Recent Verdicts | 15 Nov 2018 | by

(November 15, 2018)  Bradley Shafer, partner in the firm’s Wheeling, West Virginia office scored a huge victory for its client fighting off a retaliatory discharge claim.  Not only did Shafer obtain an arbitration award in the client’s favor, but he also recovered all attorney’s fees and costs associated with litigating the enforcement of the arbitration agreement. Employee Resource Group LLC operates several Wendy’s franchise […]

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP Partner Robert Shaw Secures Defense Verdict for Roadway Contractor

Recent Verdicts | 18 Oct 2018 | by

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October 2018) – Attorney Robert W. Shaw, III, Esquire, of Mintzer Sarowitz, Zeris, Ledva & Meyers’ Philadelphia office, recently obtained a defense verdict in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County in favor of a contractor in a case in which Plaintiff alleged that she suffered from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Post Concussion Syndrome as a result of driving […]

MSZL&M Secures Defense Verdict in Negligence Case Involving Claims of Post-Concussive Syndrome and Permanent Cognitive Losses

Recent Verdicts | 18 Aug 2018 | by

Wicomico County, Maryland (August 2018) – Attorney Sandra Carson, of Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP’s Towson, Maryland office, recently obtained a defense verdict in favor of a casual dining restaurant chain and its employee in a case in which plaintiff alleged that she suffered a concussion, post-concussive syndrome, permanent cognitive losses, and permanent neck and upper back injuries as a result of a […]

NJ Supreme Court Finds Insured’s Failure to Disclose Litigation Caused Loss of UIM Carrier’s Rights to Subrogate or Intervene in Action

Recent Verdicts | 17 Aug 2018 | by

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that an insured’s failure to give an underinsured motorist (UIM) carrier notice of litigation until after final resolution of the underlying tort action caused irretrievable loss of the carrier’s rights to subrogate and intervene in the action, and, therefore, the UIM carrier did not need to show prejudice to deny benefits under the policy. Ferrante v. New […]

Insurance Carrier Cancellation Notice Requirements in New Jersey

Firm News | 11 May 2018 | by

In New Jersey, an insurance carrier is not required to provide notice of cancellation to it’s insured when an insurance premium finance company agreement is involved. When an insurance carrier cancels an insured’s policy due to default, it must comply with the statutory requirements provided in N.J.S.A. 17:29C-8, including providing at least fifteen days notice prior to cancellation and proof of mailing of notice […]

MSZL&M secures dismissal with prejudice for fraud upon the court in trip-and-fall case

Press Releases | 1 May 2018 | by

MIAMI, Florida (May 2018) – In a Florida case, a plaintiff brought a premises liability claim against our client for an alleged trip-and-fall in the common area of an apartment complex where she lived. The plaintiff claimed she sustained multiple injuries and underwent back surgery as a result of this incident. The plaintiff repeatedly lied under oath at her deposition and in her answers to […]

New Jersey Supreme Court Allows Apportioning Negligence Liability to Phantom Defendants in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Client Resources | 17 Apr 2018 | by

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently clarified that liability under the Comparative Negligence Act (“CNA”) can be apportioned to “phantom defendants,” those whom are known to have been involved in the accident but are unidentified. Krzylakski Decision In Krzylakski v. Tindall No. A-55-16 (N.J. April 17, 2018) Plaintiff Mark Kryzykalski was driving a car in the left lane of a road in Florence Township, New Jersey. Defendant […]

The Use of Biomechanical Engineers at Trial

Client Resources | 27 Mar 2018 | by

Biomechanical engineers are often used in motor vehicle accident cases to determine whether the forces generated in an accident were sufficient to cause the injuries allegedly sustained by a plaintiff. The information can establish the motion that the plaintiff made and whether that motion caused the plaintiff to impact the interior of the vehicle or move in a way that will exceed natural physiological […]