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Governor Murphy signed new laws that will crack down on worker misclassification in New Jersey and which will provide additional benefits for workers once in effect. Misclassification is the practice of illegally and improperly classifying employees as independent contractors, when they are, in fact, employees. This practice deprives workers of the right to earn minimum wage and overtime, workers’ compensation, unemployment, earned sick leave, […]
On December 31, 2016, at 10:45pm in the middle of dinner service, a fire originated in an overladen grease tray in a broiler of a high end steakhouse in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.  Responding within days, the insurance carrier bent over backwards for its insured, paying the claim in accordance with the policy and negotiating parts of the loss based upon demands of its […]
Recently, attorney Samantha S. Loveland successfully argued a Motion for Reconsideration in favor of Defendants on the issue of whether or not Plaintiff would be allowed to board at trial the total of all medical bills or only the amount paid by Medicare for the medical care received. In this case Plaintiff has over $500,000.00 in total medical bills, which will be reduce to […]
On December 31, 2016, at 10:45pm in the middle of dinner service, a fire originated in an overladen grease tray in a broiler of a high end steakhouse in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.  Responding within days, the insurance carrier bent over backwards for its insured, paying the claim in accordance with the policy and negotiating parts of the loss based upon demands of its […]
Samantha S. Loveland of the Jacksonville, Florida office of Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP prevailed in motion for summary judgment on punitive damages for a regional trucking firm client.  Plaintiff alleges he was injured when the vehicle he was riding in was hit on I-95 in Jacksonville, FL. Plaintiff alleges that the driver was negligent in operation of his Freightliner – owned […]
SB-54, which cleared the Florida Legislature in April 2021, and would have repealed Florida’s PIP Scheme, was vetoed by Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, Wednesday. In his letter to the Secretary of State, Gov. DeSantis acknowledged “the PIP system has flaws,” but that “SB 54 does not adequately address the current issues facing Florida drivers,” adding the bill could have consequences the legislature had not […]
On June 10, 2021, the New Jersey Supreme Court reached a decision in the matter of Pareja v. Princeton International Properties 2021 WL 2371260.  This decision, which is important in the context of commercial property landowners, is summarized below. Plaintiff, Pareja filed a lawsuit for personal injuries when he when he slipped and fell on a driveway apron, that section of the sidewalk that […]
Partner Larry Ging and Associate Katie Pakler obtained summary judgment for our client, the owner of a mall where the accident took place.  Plaintiff claimed that she was walking through a department store in the mall when she slipped on a puddle of water and sustained various injuries.  She sued the department store as well as the firm client.  Plaintiff claimed both were responsible […]
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP is proud to announce that one of our Philadelphia partners, Jeffrey Sotland has been elected as President of the Board of Directors of the Support Center for Child Advocates.  Serving on the Board for over three years, he just recently shepherded through a new five year strategic plan for the Support Center over the past year during […]
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 […]