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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.  […]

Attorney Sandra T. Carson Obtains Summary Judgment for Wholesaler in Slip and Fall case.

(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 […]

MSZL&M SECURES SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR NATIONAL RETAILER ON NOTICE ISSUE IN SLIP AND FALL

Press Releases | 29 Jan 2019 | by

(December 2018) Allison Heim, an associate in our Tampa, Florida office successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of our client, a national clothing retailer. The case arose out of a slip-and-fall in the client’s store resulting in multiple injuries, surgery, and a verdict potential well into six figures. The incident was caught on our client’s video surveillance system but did not explicitly establish […]

MSZLM ATTORNEYS RICHARD CHESNEY, JR. AND STEVEN CHERRY OBTAINED SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR OUR RETAIL CLIENT

Press Releases | 22 Jan 2019 | by

(January 22, 2019)  MSZLM attorneys Richard Chesney, Jr.  and Steven Cherry obtained Summary Judgment for our retail client in Monroe County, Pennsylvania in a premises liability case regarding duty of a tenant to maintain common areas and transitory defects. In this case, Plaintiff, walking with the use of a wheel assisted walker, had been shopping at the store and exited through the front entrance.  Upon […]

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP Property Damage Group Secures Dismissal of Ten Million Dollar Claim on Waiver of Subrogation

Press Releases | 18 Jan 2019 | by

Recently, our property damage group was retained to represent a roofing contractor for a fire that caused ten million dollars to a warehouse under construction.  The fire had its inception on the roof during the application of the roofing membrane.  The contractor had subcontracted all the work, but retained control of selling all materials for the project as is their standard operating procedure.  Unfortunately, […]

MSZL&M secures dismissal with prejudice for fraud upon the court in slip-and-fall case

Press Releases | 18 Jan 2019 | by

MIAMI, Florida (December 2017) – In a Florida case, a plaintiff brought a premises liability claim against our client for an alleged slip-and-fall incident. The Plaintiff claimed she sustained injuries to her head, neck, and back and denied having any prior injuries or preexisting conditions before the alleged incident. Discovery to nonparties, however, revealed the Plaintiff had multiple motor vehicle accidents wherein she sustained exactly […]

MSZL&M secures voluntary dismissal with prejudice based on statutory immunity in negligent security case

Press Releases | 18 Jan 2019 | by

TAMPA, Florida (August 2017) – In a Florida case, a plaintiff brought a premises liability claim against our client for negligent security and insufficient lighting where the plaintiff alleged he was attacked, robbed at gunpoint, and sustained a gunshot wound on our client’s commercial property. Attorney Regina Henderson discovered the plaintiff himself actually was on the premises to perpetrate a crime at the time he […]

MSZL&M PROPERTY DAMAGE GROUP SECURES RECOVERY IN NEW YORK FOR CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF HIGH EFFICIENCY CRAC UNIT

Press Releases | 20 Dec 2018 | by

(December 20, 2018) MSZL&M Property Group has recently secured a recovery for a Fortune 50 financial institution against multiple Defendants for a catastrophic failure of High Efficiency Computer Room Air Conditioner (CRAC Unit). This unit was mechanically connected to a building wide glycol mix cooling system and the internal BMS (Building Management System) that allowed the property manager to monitor the units. After only […]

MSZL&M secures dismissal with prejudice for fraud upon the court in trip-and-fall case

Press Releases | 1 May 2018 | by

MIAMI, Florida (May 2018) – In a Florida case, a plaintiff brought a premises liability claim against our client for an alleged trip-and-fall in the common area of an apartment complex where she lived. The plaintiff claimed she sustained multiple injuries and underwent back surgery as a result of this incident. The plaintiff repeatedly lied under oath at her deposition and in her answers to […]

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP

Press Releases | 21 Mar 2018 | by

To better serve our clients in jurisdictions throughout Northern Florida and the “Panhandle,” MSZL&M is pleased to announce the expansion of our law firm into the City of Jacksonville, Florida.  Our new office is now open for business, and is located at : 4651 Salisbury Road  Suite 400 Jacksonville, FL. 32256 Tel:      904-516-0900 Fax:     904-701-0307  www.defensecounsel.com