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On April 13, 2021, the New Jersey Appellate Division reached a decision in the matter of Hassan v. Williams, No. A-3336-18. This decision, which is important in the context of commercial transportation and motor vehicle accident lawsuits in the State of New Jersey, is summarized below. Plaintiff Ahmed Hassan filed a lawsuit claiming personal injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash that was alleged […]
Many small and mid-sized law firms are at an increased threat for cyberattacks resulting from failure to take adequate cybersecurity precautions. Smaller law firms often lack the expertise and willingness to expend operating costs on proper cybersecurity. Law firms operating without properly developed cybersecurity plans and safeguards are at risk for violating Rules of Professional Conduct and exposure to the very real threat of […]
Brian Eves is excited to be speaking at the @clm-alliance/@TheCLMalliance 2021 #CLMWCRRH Workers Compensation and Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Conference virtually on May 13th from 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm ET.  Hope to “see” colleagues and friends there. Click here https://bit.ly/2OHcU9D to register
MINTZER SAROWITZ ZERIS LEDVA & MEYERS LLP LABOR & EMPLOYMENT BULLETIN APRIL 2021 We have all seen the statistics reporting declining membership in unions over the years.  Indeed, at this point, there are more public employer union members than there are private employers. According to the January 22, 2021 US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the union membership rate of public-sector workers (34.8 percent) is […]
On February 11, 2017 an employee of our client, a national retailer, was injured when a rug flipper fell off the wall of a newly retrofitted store.  Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP was called in to make a claim for the workers compensation lien against a national vendor of the client under a contractual claim with a strong indemnity provision.  Rather than […]
On March, 2020, George Bogris, Esquire, Jeffrey C. Sotland, Esquire and the Fire Life and Safety Practice Group of Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP  were retained by Certain Underwriters at Lloyds of London to investigate a recent loss at a condominium building in New Jersey on behalf of its insured.  We undertook the investigation and subsequent defense of the client. The underlying […]
Senior Associate Lianet Rodriguez, a member of the Premises Liability Practice Group of Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP, obtained summary judgment in favor of our residential apartment complex client and its on-site property management company.  Plaintiff claimed that she sustained substantial injuries resulting in surgery when she fell on the common area staircase of her apartment building.  The suit arose from Plaintiff’s […]
After suspending civil and criminal jury trials on March 17, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas resumed in-person civil jury trials on March 4, 2021. This decision was based on public health guidance and the recommendations of the CDC, as well as state and local public health officials. As of April 7, 2021, nearly 400 civil cases […]
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the New Jersey Statewide “shutdown” due to COVID-19, it is worth assessing how the New Jersey Courts adapted. Apart from jury trials, the New Jersey courts barely missed a beat keeping litigation in step. With little lag time required to figure out the technical aspects, the courts promptly switched to virtual hearings on discovery motions, substantive motions, […]