Author: Defense Counsel
On January 29, 2020, Sandra T. Carson, of our Maryland Office, obtained judgment as a matter of law on behalf of a major retail client at the close of plaintiff’s case in a premises liability trial in which plaintiff sustained a fractured patella and other injuries as a result of a fall in our client’s store. Plaintiff alleged that she slipped on an unknown […]
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers is pleased to announce that Katie E. Pakler has joined the Western Pennsylvania office as an associate. Katie has experience in various areas of the law, with a concentration on litigation, health care and professional liability. Katie’s interest in healthcare law and litigation stems from her involvement with her family’s medical supply sale and distribution business. Prior to […]
(February 2020) On January 3, 2018 a wet sprinkler line in the attic space of an unoccupied tenancy froze and discharged thousands of gallons of water due to weather conditions that was referenced as a polar vortex. MSZL&M was retained to represent the landlord for a tenant’s loss alleged to be in the millions of dollars. This tenant leased the neighboring space in a […]
On December 21, 2016, a fire originated in a condominium unit under renovation in Greenbelt, Maryland. Causing over $750,000.00 in damages, it was determined that the fire originated in the HVAC closet as a result of hot work being performed on copper piping. The investigation revealed that the renovation was being undertaken by the unit owner as general contractor and several hired contractors. MSZL&M […]
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP is pleased to announce that Terrence Pitt has joined the firm as a partner is our Eastern Pennsylvania office. Terry spent the last twenty-five years of his legal career practicing civil litigation, this after three years as an assistant district attorney. Terry’s civil experience has involved the defense of medical malpractice, asbestos, sidewalk design and auto accident […]
In May 2015, MSZL&M client Superior Fire Protection, a New Hampshire Corporation, performed an inspection and test of a dry pipe fire sprinkler system installed in a Holiday Inn Express in Rochester, New Hampshire. In February 2016, water remaining in the fire sprinkler system froze causing the system to crack and discharge water throughout the Holiday Inn Property. It was alleged that improper installation, […]
Many of the attorneys at the firm participated once again this year in the Camden County Bar Foundation’s Adopt-a-Family For the Holidays Program. This is a wonderful program administered in conjunction with St. Joseph’s Pro Cathedral Church School in Camden. The church assigns needy families whose income is at or below the poverty level to law firms in the area so we can give them […]
MSZL&M would like to welcome associate attorney Michael J. Murphy to the firm. Mr. Murphy joins us with five years litigation experience in actions founded in premises liability, products liability, and commercial automotive liability. His prior practice was also focused in toxic tort and pharmaceutical drug liability. With a demonstrated commitment to the zealous defense of his clients, Mr. Murphy is a welcome addition to […]
Annie Hernandez, from the Miami Office, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “K” with her term becoming effective on January 1, 2020, and running through the end of the term of service on April 30, 2022. She previously served on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “E” from 2012 to 2015.
Brian Eves recently presented a Continuing Education credit course on Automobile Bodily Injury Claims Handling for adjusters with Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. in Pompano Beach, FL. The Course covered multiple topics involved in handling bodily injury claims from traffic accidents, including coverage analysis, responding to 627.4137 claims, common and emerging damage trends and analysis, combatting fraud, and negotiating tactics.