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Florida associate Connor Milo, a member of MSZLM’s Premises Liability Practice Group, obtained summary judgment in favor of our gas station convenience store operator. Plaintiff claimed she sustained serious injuries when she slipped and fell on a foreign substance near a self-service gas pump. Plaintiff claimed that our client failed to properly maintain and inspect the area surrounding the gas pump and that it […]
On September 16, 2021, the New Jersey Appellate Division reached a decision in the matter of Mercado v. Krimmell, 2021 WL 4204944. This decision will likely have a strong impact on personal injury matters arising from motor vehicle accidents where government owned and operated motor vehicles are involved and inclement weather contributed to the accident. Plaintiff Elena Mercado’s car was rear-ended by a New […]
Mintzer, Sarowitz, Zeris, Ledva and Meyers was happy to partner with the Rutgers University –  Minority Student Program (MSP) in order to provide opportunities to MSP students to take part in judicial internships.  Through this partnership, we were able to provide the opportunity for students from historically underserved communities to obtain valuable experience in the legal field.  Two students summarized their experience as set […]
On September 9, 2021 President Biden delivered a major speech on the resurgence of the COVID pandemic.  He outlined a six part plan to address it.  One of those parts involves a vaccine mandate. While Biden did not get into the details, it is believed that his directive to the Department of Labor was for an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to be issued by […]
Frank Whelan, Long Island AttorneyMintzer, Sarowitz, Zeris, Ledva & Meyers, LLP is please to announce the hiring of Frank A. Whelan as a Partner in its Long Island Office in Hicksville, New York.  Mr. Whelan brings his trial skill to the firm following his time  with the Buckheit & Whelan, P.C. where he was responsible for both civil prosecutions and criminal defense cases.   Mr. Whelan developed his trial […]
Ela M. Hernandez, Associate at the firm’s Southern Florida office, was elected to serve as National Secretary of the Hispanic National Bar Association for the 2021-2022 Term. 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 professionals in the United States and its territories.  Established in 1972, the […]
Governor Murphy signed new laws that will crack down on worker misclassification in New Jersey and which will provide additional benefits for workers once in effect. Misclassification is the practice of illegally and improperly classifying employees as independent contractors, when they are, in fact, employees. This practice deprives workers of the right to earn minimum wage and overtime, workers’ compensation, unemployment, earned sick leave, […]
On December 31, 2016, at 10:45pm in the middle of dinner service, a fire originated in an overladen grease tray in a broiler of a high end steakhouse in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.  Responding within days, the insurance carrier bent over backwards for its insured, paying the claim in accordance with the policy and negotiating parts of the loss based upon demands of its […]