Author: Defense Counsel
Richard Abrams, Managing Partner of the firm’s Wilmington Delaware office, secured a Directed Verdict at the close of Plaintiff’s case in chief.
Michelle E. Hardin recently presented on an appellate litigation panel at St. Thomas University School of Law on October 17, 2019 in Miami, Florida. The panel was assembled by the school’s moot court team, which is led by MSZL&M law clerk Antoinette Mederos. The panel featured Third District Court of Appeal Judge Fleur Lobree and Professor Howard Blumberg formerly of the Miami-Dade County Public […]
Ela M. Hernandez, a lawyer based in Miami, FL whose primary area of practice is Civil Trial Practice, has earned the AV Preeminent® Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating
Brian A. Eves recently presented on a panel at the CLM Southeast Conference on October 4, 2019 in Kissimmee, Florida. The seminar class topic was “Consumer Product & Appliance Failures: Manufacturer vs Consumer,” which he presented along with along with Timothy Tresierras, ARCCA, Inc., Gregory Vacek, Chubb; and Ilene Munk, Foley & Mansfield. The panel covered primary causation and subrogation issues, including case studies involving consumer products. Mr. Eves presented on real world application in litigation, and how adjusters, clients, and counsel can work together to effective and efficiently handle claims based on the scope of the damages.
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 […]
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
(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.
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 […]
(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 […]