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Yearly Archives: 2019

The Western Pennsylvania office is pleased to announced our continued growth with the hiring of Senior Litigation Counsel Eric Santos and Associate Dana Horton.

Firm News | 12 Apr 2019 | by

The Western Pennsylvania office is pleased to announced our continued growth with the hiring of Senior Litigation Counsel Eric Santos and Associate Dana Horton. Both Eric and Dana bring over forty years of combined experience to our Western Pennsylvania office.  Eric concentrates his practice in general liability matters, worker’s compensation defense, as well as toxic tort defense. Eric is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania […]

NJ Supreme Court Rules Claimant Cannot Recover Economic Loss for Difference in Coverage When Electing Lower PIP Threshold

Client Resources | 2 Apr 2019 | by

The New Jersey Supreme Court in the matter of Joshua Haines v. Jacob W. Taft (A-13/14-17) (079600, March 26, 2019) decided that a plaintiff in a motor vehicle suit with the limited $15,000 PIP election on their auto policy cannot seek economic loss for the difference between their limited $15,000 PIP coverage and the amount of their excess/unpaid medical bills totaled up to the […]

Attorney Sandra T. Carson Obtains Summary Judgment for Wholesaler in Slip and Fall case.

(February 27, 2019)  MSZL&M attorney Sandra T. Carson, of the firm’s Maryland office, obtain summary judgment for our client, a restaurant supply wholesaler, in Baltimore County, Maryland in a premises liability case involving notice and opportunity to correct a defective condition. Plaintiff, age 72, was a frequent customer of the warehouse-style wholesale supply store.  On the date of the incident, she had been in […]

ATTORNEY ELA HERNANDEZ OF MINTZER, SAROWITZ, ZERIS, LEDVA & MEYERS, LLP SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF THE HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION YOUNG LAWYERS’ DIVISION.

Industry News | 29 Jan 2019 | by

Ela M. Hernandez, Associate at the firm’s Southern Florida office, was sworn in as President of Hispanic National Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division (YLD) during its 43rd annual convention held in Philadelphia, PA from September 5 – 8, 2018. The HNBA is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership association that represents the interests of Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, law students and legal […]

MSZL&M SECURES SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR NATIONAL RETAILER ON NOTICE ISSUE IN SLIP AND FALL

Press Releases | 29 Jan 2019 | by

(December 2018) Allison Heim, an associate in our Tampa, Florida office successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of our client, a national clothing retailer. The case arose out of a slip-and-fall in the client’s store resulting in multiple injuries, surgery, and a verdict potential well into six figures. The incident was caught on our client’s video surveillance system but did not explicitly establish […]

MSZLM ATTORNEYS RICHARD CHESNEY, JR. AND STEVEN CHERRY OBTAINED SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR OUR RETAIL CLIENT

Press Releases | 22 Jan 2019 | by

(January 22, 2019)  MSZLM attorneys Richard Chesney, Jr.  and Steven Cherry obtained Summary Judgment for our retail client in Monroe County, Pennsylvania in a premises liability case regarding duty of a tenant to maintain common areas and transitory defects. In this case, Plaintiff, walking with the use of a wheel assisted walker, had been shopping at the store and exited through the front entrance.  Upon […]

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP Property Damage Group Secures Dismissal of Ten Million Dollar Claim on Waiver of Subrogation

Press Releases | 18 Jan 2019 | by

Recently, our property damage group was retained to represent a roofing contractor for a fire that caused ten million dollars to a warehouse under construction.  The fire had its inception on the roof during the application of the roofing membrane.  The contractor had subcontracted all the work, but retained control of selling all materials for the project as is their standard operating procedure.  Unfortunately, […]

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

Press Releases | 18 Jan 2019 | by

MIAMI, Florida (December 2017) – In a Florida case, a plaintiff brought a premises liability claim against our client for an alleged slip-and-fall incident. The Plaintiff claimed she sustained injuries to her head, neck, and back and denied having any prior injuries or preexisting conditions before the alleged incident. Discovery to nonparties, however, revealed the Plaintiff had multiple motor vehicle accidents wherein she sustained exactly […]

MSZL&M secures voluntary dismissal with prejudice based on statutory immunity in negligent security case

Press Releases | 18 Jan 2019 | by

TAMPA, Florida (August 2017) – In a Florida case, a plaintiff brought a premises liability claim against our client for negligent security and insufficient lighting where the plaintiff alleged he was attacked, robbed at gunpoint, and sustained a gunshot wound on our client’s commercial property. Attorney Regina Henderson discovered the plaintiff himself actually was on the premises to perpetrate a crime at the time he […]

Delaware Legislature Enacts Law Requiring Disclosure of Bodily Injury Limits

Industry News | 18 Jan 2019 | by

Prior to September 4, 2018 and the enactment by the Delaware Legislature of a law requiring insurance companies to disclose bodily injury limits in auto policies, insurance companies were not required in Delaware to disclose coverage limits prior to litigation, to third-parties, claimants, or their attorneys.  The practice of nondisclosure predates the 1930s, and is a remnant from a time when insurance contracts and their […]