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Yearly Archives: 2020

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Maryland’s Highest Court Upholds Commercial Property Owner’s Duty of Care to Neighboring Property Owner By Ashley Friedman, Esquire             (August 4, 2020) In its July 27, 2020 opinion in Steamfitters Local Union No. 602 v. Erie Ins. Exch.. and Steamfitters Local Union No. 602 v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., Maryland’s highest court upheld the lower courts’ finding that Steamfitters, as a commercial property owner, owed […]
On July 22, 2020, Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers partners  Bradley Shafer, George Bogris, and Jeffrey Sotland participated in the National Fire Sprinkler Association Virtual Back to Work Contractor’s Forum.  As part of a much larger curriculum, MSZL&M presented on the following topics:  Bradley Shafer, Esquire addressed the current COVID-19 circumstances and the myriad of regulations and guidelines that exist for both worker […]
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As hair salons, gyms, and many other businesses attempt to reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, an increasingly common sign of the times is the use of a “COVID Waiver.” While some of these waivers simply ask customers to affirm that they are healthy and haven’t been exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, others ask customers to release the business in question from “any and […]
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Congratulations to Ela M. Hernandez! The Junior League of Miami recently announced its officers and board members for the 2020-2021 League year.  Ela M. Hernandez, an associate in our South Florida office,  was elected to serve on the Executive Management Team as the Vice President of Financial  Stewardship.  In her role, Ela will serve as the custodian of the League’s funds, create and implement […]
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Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP is pleased to announce that Jason G. Wehrle, Managing Partner of our Western Pennsylvania Office is scheduled to present at ACA International’s Virtual Convention and Expo on July 16, 2020.  The goal of the presentation is to provide information, guidance and strategies to assist credit industry professionals during their dealings with consumer related complaints.  Founded in 1939, […]
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MSZL&M is pleased to announce that the President of the Florida Bar recently appointed Ela M. Hernandez to serve on the 2020-2021 Civil Procedure Rules Committee and re-appointed her to serve on the Leadership Academy Committee. The scope and function of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee is to carry out the mandate of Rule 2.140 of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, concerning the […]
U.S. Supreme Court Tackles Discrimination on Basis of Homosexuality or Transgender Status in Recent Majority Opinion. Imagine an employer’s application form offered a box to check if you, the applicant, were homosexual or transgender.  How does an employer provide instructions for filling out this portion of the application without using the words “man”, “woman”, “sex” or some other synonym? Now, imagine an employer has […]
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MSZL&M is pleased to announce that Ela M. Hernandez, with the firm’s Southern Florida office, was recently recognized in the 2020 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. The list of 1,071 honorees represents just over 1% of the active Florida Bar members, including attorneys in private practice as well as top government and non-profit attorneys who practice in Florida. 
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The family of  a veteran meat-packing worker who died from COVID-19 has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, JBS SA. Enock Benjamin,70, died on April 3, 2020 as a result of respiratory failure brought on by the novel coronavirus, according to the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office. Benjamin worked at JBS’s Souderton, PA plant before he died. Ferdinand Benjamin, Benjamin’s son, who is represented […]
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MSZL&M and Jacksonville, Florida Associate, Maxwell Wihnyk obtained summary judgment in a personal injury claim against a national retailer.  Plaintiff fell in a parking lot as she was on her way to shop.  Plaintiff slipped as she stepped up onto the perimeter sidewalk surrounding the entire shopping complex.  Plaintiff underwent extensive treatment, including multiple injections to her back and knees.  Plaintiff was given a […]