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Author: Defense Counsel

Florida Supreme Court Adopts Federal Summary Judgment Standard On December 31, 2020, the Florida Supreme Court decided to scrap the established state law standard for summary judgment in favor of adopting the more lenient federal standard articulated by the United States Supreme Court in the trilogy of cases of Celotex Corp. v. Catrett, 477 U.S. 317 (1986), Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc., 477 U.S. […]
New Year, New MSZL&M Calendar. To celebrate the new year, MSZL&M attorneys Larry Sarowitz and Alex Krasnitsky have created a 2021 MSZL&M photo Calendar. Larry and Alex have been making a yearly calendar of their photos for more than five years, and nothing makes them happier than to share it with their friends and colleagues. If you would like a copy, please email Kate […]
With Profound Sadness We Mourn the Loss of Jason G. Wehrle Our Valued Partner, Dear Friend, and Admired Colleague (1971-2020) Jason Wehrle, the Managing Partner of our firm’s Pittsburgh Office, passed away on December 19, 2020 following a short illness.  Above all else, Jason was the loving and devoted father to his two children, Emma and Brady, and an adoring son to his mother, Cathy […]
November 17, 2020 Sandra T. Carson of MSZL&M’s Maryland office obtained summary judgment on behalf of a large local car dealership group in a personal injury action arising out of a collision involving a loaner vehicle it had rented to one of its customers.  Plaintiff’s car was struck nearly head-on when our client’s vehicle crossed a double-yellow line and entered plaintiff’s lane.  Plaintiff, who […]
MSZL&M is proud to welcome Laura Schinella to the team! We are pleased to announce that Laura Schinella, has joined our Central Florida office as an associate attorney.  Ms. Schinella focuses her practice on representing clients in civil and commercial litigation claims involving automobile and first party insurance, premises liability, coverage issues, government liability, and other tort claims. Prior to joining MSZL&M, Ms. Schinella […]
JURISDICTION FOR MEDICAL PROVIDER CLAIMS IN THE NEW JERSEY WORKER’S COMPENSATION DIVISION MAY BE IMPACTED BY JURISDICTION FOR THE UNDERLYING  CLAIM By:  James Backenson In 2012, the Legislature in New Jersey gave medical providers the opportunity to file claims for payment of services rendered to employees who suffer a compensable injury under the Worker’s Compensation Act (N.J.S.A. 15:34-1 et .seq.).  In doing so, the […]
Katie E. Pakler
Great win for Katie Pakler of MSZL&M’s Western Pennsylvania Office! Plaintiff brought a premises liability action against our client, a Fortune 100 retailer, in which Plaintiff claimed he sustained personal injury after tripping and falling in the parking lot of the store.  According to Plaintiff, he parked in a parking spot containing cracks, debris and trash and that while walking to the store, his […]
MSZL&M is pleased to announce that William Parks has joined our Central Florida office.  William (“Bill”) Parks, an Associate in our Central Florida Office,  grew up in Baltimore, Maryland but has lived in Florida for the past five years. Before joining MSZL&M, Bill represented financial institutions in both state and federal court, initiating foreclosure proceedings and defending against alleged violations of consumer protection laws. […]
  Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers’ West Virginia Managing Partner Bradley Shafer will be speaking for NBI on Monday November 16.  He will discuss legal updates in West Virginia, handbook updates, and Reasonable Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the West Virginia Human Rights Act.  There will also be a COVID update. Please use the link provided below to see the full brochure […]
Matthew R. Harris
NJ Presumes Workers Compensation  Coverage for Essential Workers Who Contract COVID-19 By:  Matthew Harris, Esq. Governor Phil Murphy signed law that immediately went into effect on September 14, 2020 that created a rebuttable presumption that, absent demonstrable proof to the contrary, “essential” workers who contract COVID-19 at work will be entitled to workers compensation coverage and benefits for their illness.  Notably, the law is […]