Maryland Office of Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers Secures Dismissal of Fire Protection Contractor
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 the failure to place them on notice of a joint scene inspection resulted in spoliation of evidence warranting the entry of judgment against the subrogating insurance carrier. The Motion filed by Bogris on behalf of the fire suppression contractor client was supported by affidavits of the owner of the company and fire suppression expert retained on behalf of the client. Plaintiff in the case offered a dismissal with prejudice of our client prior to filing an opposition to the Motion in exchange for a withdrawal of the Motion. MSZLM’s client was dismissed from the case, with prejudice. The motion filed by the co-defendant hood cleaning company was opposed by plaintiff and denied by the Court.