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Sandra T. Carson, of the firm’s Maryland office, recently secured a defense verdict for a regional waste removal company after a one-day bench trial in a case arising out of a collision between a trash truck and a passenger vehicle. Liability for the collision was conceded and the parties had resolved Plaintiff’s property damage claims pre-suit; however, Plaintiff filed suit to recover for emotional […]
In 2019, our client, a stucco remediation contractor was placed on notice of 26 estate homes with stucco claims and shortly thereafter found itself part of over 10 AAA filings and 2 Court of Common Pleas cases all arising out of 26 homes and allegations of non-compliant stucco applications from 2005 through 2015 with a total exposure in excess of five million dollars.  Along […]
The New Jersey and Wheeling Offices teamed up for a double win for a client.  Plaintiff, a resident of Ohio, was involved in a multi-vehicle motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania.  He filed a personal injury claim against our client and several other entities in federal court in Ohio.  Bradley Shafer of the Wheeling Office filed a motion to dismiss arguing the Ohio federal court […]
Maryland Managing Partner George Bogris prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment based on spoliation of evidence in a multi-party lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County in a case involving a fire at a local eatery. Bogris represented the fire suppression contractor in the case which also included the hood cleaner as a co-defendant. Both defendants filed Summary Judgment motions claiming that […]
New Year, New MSZL&M Calendar. To celebrate the new year, MSZL&M attorneys Larry Sarowitz and Alex Krasnitsky have created a 2022 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 […]
On March 18, MSZL&M closed our offices for two weeks to flatten the curve.  Almost two years later, we have been reminded that necessity is the mother of invention and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Having a cloud based IT system allowed us to seamlessly transition to working from home without pause.  However, we realized there were aspects of […]
Sandra Carson, Sr. Litigation Counsel in MSZL&M’s Maryland office, recently obtained a defense verdict in favor of our client, a large national retailer, after a 4-day jury trial in the Circuit Court for Carroll County. Plaintiff, who was seeking over $200,000 in damages plus attorney’s fees, claimed that our client and co-defendant, an independent contractor of our client, improperly installed a new oil boiler […]
South Florida Partner, Randy J. Lipkien, obtained summary judgment in a premises liability claim against our client, a construction contractor. Plaintiff claimed she sustained serious injuries tripping over a curb leading into her place of employment. Plaintiff claimed the curb was constructed “too high” causing her to get her foot caught on it and fall to the ground. Our client maintained that the curb […]
Florida attorney Samantha S. Loveland, obtained summary judgment in a premises liability claim against our client, a warehouse restaurant supplier. Plaintiff claimed she sustained serious injuries tripping over a damaged parking bumper while loading items she bought at the store into her car. Plaintiff claimed our client failed to warn her of dangerous conditions and failed to keep the premises in a reasonably safe […]
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 […]