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Update on New Jersey Supreme Court’s Decision in Haines v. Taft

Client Resources | 14 Aug 2019 | by

In our April 2, 2019 article, “New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Claimant Cannot Recover Economic Loss For Difference in Coverage When Electing Lower PIP Coverage,” we reported on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s March 26, 2019 ruling in Haines v. Taft, 237 NJ 271, that plaintiffs were barred from recovering against a tortfeasor the amount of unpaid medical bills in excess of their PIP […]

New Jersey’s Work-Product Doctrine

Client Resources | 1 Jul 2019 | by

There is no Presumptive Rule that Materials Collected Prior to the Commencement of Litigation are Not Protected by New Jersey’s Work Product Doctrine The New Jersey Appellate Division recently held in the matter of Paladino v. Auletto Enter., Inc. (No. A-0232-18T1, June 6, 2019) that there is no per se rule that materials collected before the commencement of litigation are not prepared in anticipation […]

MSZL&M Subrogation Group Secures 85% Recovery For Catastrophic Fire in Fast Food Restaurant in Washington State

Press Releases | 17 Jun 2019 | by

(June, 2019)  On September 19, 2015, the employees of a fast food Restaurant in Brewster Washington closed at 1:00 AM.  At 2:30 AM, a fryer that was inadvertently left on malfunctioned, and exceeded its operating temperature limit, resulting in a flash over and fire in the vat.  Triggering the Ansul system, the fire should have been extinguished and damages of less than $50,000 incurred.  […]

The Western Pennsylvania office is pleased to announce 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 […]

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

Press Releases | 27 Feb 2019 | by

(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 […]