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On February 11, 2017 an employee of our client, a national retailer, was injured when a rug flipper fell off the wall of a newly retrofitted store.  Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP was called in to make a claim for the workers compensation lien against a national vendor of the client under a contractual claim with a strong indemnity provision.  Rather than […]
On March, 2020, George Bogris, Esquire, Jeffrey C. Sotland, Esquire and the Fire Life and Safety Practice Group of Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP  were retained by Certain Underwriters at Lloyds of London to investigate a recent loss at a condominium building in New Jersey on behalf of its insured.  We undertook the investigation and subsequent defense of the client. The underlying […]
Senior Associate Lianet Rodriguez, a member of the Premises Liability Practice Group of Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP, obtained summary judgment in favor of our residential apartment complex client and its on-site property management company.  Plaintiff claimed that she sustained substantial injuries resulting in surgery when she fell on the common area staircase of her apartment building.  The suit arose from Plaintiff’s […]
After suspending civil and criminal jury trials on March 17, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas resumed in-person civil jury trials on March 4, 2021. This decision was based on public health guidance and the recommendations of the CDC, as well as state and local public health officials. As of April 7, 2021, nearly 400 civil cases […]
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the New Jersey Statewide “shutdown” due to COVID-19, it is worth assessing how the New Jersey Courts adapted. Apart from jury trials, the New Jersey courts barely missed a beat keeping litigation in step. With little lag time required to figure out the technical aspects, the courts promptly switched to virtual hearings on discovery motions, substantive motions, […]
The Supreme Court heard two cases involving Ford Motor Company during its October 2020 term and issued a ruling on these cases on March 25, 2021. Ford Motor Co. v. Mont. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., 589 U.S. ____ (2020).  In each, the State’s highest court held that it had personal jurisdiction over Ford Motor Company in a products-liability lawsuit stemming from a car accident. […]