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Category: Recent Verdicts

MSZL&M Property Damage Group Secures Two Dismissals for Roofing Subcontractor against General Contractor in Fire Loss

Recent Verdicts | 6 Dec 2018 | by

(December 6, 2018)  On July 22, 2011, during a complete renovation of the Tioga Marine Terminal II Warehouse in Philadelphia, a fire originated on the roof 10 hours after our client, the roofing contractor, left the jobsite.  Two years later, the Commonwealth filed suit against the General Contractor, who quickly joined our client.  Fortunately for us, the suit was filed in the statutorily constructed […]

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP Employment Practices Group Scores Big in Arbitration

Recent Verdicts | 15 Nov 2018 | by

(November 15, 2018)  Bradley Shafer, partner in the firm’s Wheeling, West Virginia office scored a huge victory for its client fighting off a retaliatory discharge claim.  Not only did Shafer obtain an arbitration award in the client’s favor, but he also recovered all attorney’s fees and costs associated with litigating the enforcement of the arbitration agreement. Employee Resource Group LLC operates several Wendy’s franchise […]

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP Partner Robert Shaw Secures Defense Verdict for Roadway Contractor

Recent Verdicts | 18 Oct 2018 | by

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October 2018) – Attorney Robert W. Shaw, III, Esquire, of Mintzer Sarowitz, Zeris, Ledva & Meyers’ Philadelphia office, recently obtained a defense verdict in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County in favor of a contractor in a case in which Plaintiff alleged that she suffered from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Post Concussion Syndrome as a result of driving […]

MSZL&M Secures Defense Verdict in Negligence Case Involving Claims of Post-Concussive Syndrome and Permanent Cognitive Losses

Recent Verdicts | 18 Aug 2018 | by

Wicomico County, Maryland (August 2018) – Attorney Sandra Carson, of Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP’s Towson, Maryland office, recently obtained a defense verdict in favor of a casual dining restaurant chain and its employee in a case in which plaintiff alleged that she suffered a concussion, post-concussive syndrome, permanent cognitive losses, and permanent neck and upper back injuries as a result of a […]

NJ Supreme Court Finds Insured’s Failure to Disclose Litigation Caused Loss of UIM Carrier’s Rights to Subrogate or Intervene in Action

Recent Verdicts | 17 Aug 2018 | by

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that an insured’s failure to give an underinsured motorist (UIM) carrier notice of litigation until after final resolution of the underlying tort action caused irretrievable loss of the carrier’s rights to subrogate and intervene in the action, and, therefore, the UIM carrier did not need to show prejudice to deny benefits under the policy. Ferrante v. New […]

Dismissal on Summary Judgment in New Jersey Personal Injury Case Based on Statute of Limitations

Recent Verdicts | 21 Mar 2018 | by

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP recently secured a summary dismissal of the defendant in a personal injury case by appositely arguing New Jersey’s evolving precedent governing statutes of limitations.  The dismissal implicated the interplay between considerations of interjurisdictional equity and New Jersey’s policy of repose. The plaintiff timely filed suit in New York state court for personal injuries that he allegedly sustained […]

MSZL&M’s Cross-Examination Secures Verdict for National Retail Store

Recent Verdicts | 21 Mar 2018 | by

Jury Awards Only 25 Percent of Final Settlement Demand MSZL&M Partner Louis Hockman recently secured an outstanding verdict for a national retail store when a jury awarded the plaintiffs roughly 25 percent of the plaintiffs’ final settlement demand (and approximately 40 percent of the lowest settlement recommendation made by the trial judge). In this action, filed in Philadelphia County, the injured plaintiff tripped and fell in […]

Subcontractor Versus Materialman: There Is A Difference

Recent Verdicts | 21 Mar 2018 | by

Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in Subcontractor Case  MSZL&M recently represented a well-respected general contractor that had entered into a contract for various renovations on a high-end condominium in Miami, Florida. After securing the renovation contract with the owner, our client then subcontracted with a carpentry company to manufacture wooden doors and cabinets, and install them in the condominium. Although our client and the […]

Judge Grants Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Case Based on Failure to Establish a Prima Facie Case of Negligence

Recent Verdicts | 21 Mar 2018 | by

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP recently secured a summary dismissal of the defendant in a personal injury case filed in Pennsylvania by arguing that the plaintiff failed to establish in the record a prima facie case of negligence. The plaintiff, a restaurant patron, proceeded to the restroom after being served her meal. While walking through the lobby, she fell, injuring her arm. […]

MSZL&M Recent Victory in “Significant Disfigurement” Claim

Recent Verdicts | 21 Mar 2018 | by

Recently, Peter Frucchione of our New York City office prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment which attacked the claim that the plaintiff had sustained a “serious injury” pursuant to New York State’s Insurance Law threshold standards. Typically, threshold motions involve collateral attacks on one of the many cubby holes, set forth in the Insurance Law, such as whether the plaintiff sustained a “permanent collateral limitation […]