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Category: Recent Verdicts

Defense Verdict for New Years’ Eve Slip and Fall Accident Kevin Kelly, a partner in MSZL&M’s New York office, recently secured a defense verdict in Supreme Court, Kings County, in the matter of Duran v. Acequia Holdings Inc.  As many in the legal and liability insurance fields are aware, Kings County is by and large a plaintiff-oriented venue with higher than typical verdicts when compared […]
Controlling Statutes and Legal Principles In the State of New Jersey, N.J.S.A. 17:28-1.1 is an important statute pertaining to insurance coverage for uninsured and underinsured motorists (“UM/UIM”). In 2007, the statute was amended to specifically require that UM/UIM benefits be made payable to individuals employed by the named insured regardless of whether that individual is an additional named insured on the policy. Section (f) […]
While the average lawsuit in New York State may take a year or two to resolve, often cases can take years to resolve through no fault of defense counsel but, rather, through the inactivity and neglect on the part of the plaintiff or plaintiff’s counsel.  In those instances, it is possible that the action can be dismissed based upon an application by defense counsel […]
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP recently secured a summary dismissal of a retail defendant in a defamation case filed in Pennsylvania by arguing that the plaintiff failed to establish in the record a prima facie case of defamation.  The store manager previously banned the plaintiff from the store for threatening employees.  Plaintiff entered the store, despite the ban, and created a scene.  […]