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Premises Liability Group Scores Another Defense Verdict for Casino Client

Recent Verdicts | 15 May 2019 | by

(May, 2019)  Lawrence Kelly, Esquire, a partner in our Philadelphia Office  recently received a defense verdict after a three day jury trial in Delaware County, PA.  The plaintiff was a patron at our client’s casino when she alleges she was injured due to the negligence of one of the casino’s employees.  According to the plaintiff, as she was walking near a blackjack tournament that […]

MSZL&M Premises Liability Group Scores Defense Verdict for National Retailer on Notice Issue

Recent Verdicts | 6 May 2019 | by

(May, 2019) New York Managing Partner Bradley J. Levien and Associate Anna Saruski recently went to trial in Broward County, Florida on behalf of a large, national retail chain.  Plaintiff claimed to have slipped and fallen in one of their stores.  Subsequent to the incident, she underwent two (2) arthroscopic surgeries on her left knee and one on her right.  At trial, her doctor […]

MSZL&M Maryland Office Secures Order Granting Motion for Summary Judgment in Fall on Ice.

Recent Verdicts | 2 May 2019 | by

(May, 2019), Maryland Managing Partner, George Bogris and Aman Aulakh obtained summary judgment in a claim against a snow removal contractor. Plaintiff fell in a parking lot as she exited her car to go to work. She slipped just as she exited the vehicle and struck her back on the door frame. Plaintiff was injured in March 2015 and never returned to work. Plaintiff […]

A Common Carrier’s Duty to Its Passengers Under New Jersey Law

Client Resources | 1 May 2019 | by

In New Jersey, a common carrier is a bus, train, taxicab, and/or other vehicle similarly engaged in public transportation.  When determining whether a common carrier is negligent, the standard is higher than the typical negligence standard in New Jersey.  Generally, negligence is found when a party has failed to exercise the degree of care for the safety of others which a person of ordinary […]

The Western Pennsylvania office is pleased to announced our continued growth with the hiring of Senior Litigation Counsel Eric Santos and Associate Dana Horton.

Firm News | 12 Apr 2019 | by

The Western Pennsylvania office is pleased to announced our continued growth with the hiring of Senior Litigation Counsel Eric Santos and Associate Dana Horton. Both Eric and Dana bring over forty years of combined experience to our Western Pennsylvania office.  Eric concentrates his practice in general liability matters, worker’s compensation defense, as well as toxic tort defense. Eric is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania […]

NJ Supreme Court Rules Claimant Cannot Recover Economic Loss for Difference in Coverage When Electing Lower PIP Threshold

Client Resources | 2 Apr 2019 | by

The New Jersey Supreme Court in the matter of Joshua Haines v. Jacob W. Taft (A-13/14-17) (079600, March 26, 2019) decided that a plaintiff in a motor vehicle suit with the limited $15,000 PIP election on their auto policy cannot seek economic loss for the difference between their limited $15,000 PIP coverage and the amount of their excess/unpaid medical bills totaled up to the […]

Attorney Sandra T. Carson Obtains Summary Judgment for Wholesaler in Slip and Fall case.

(February 27, 2019)  MSZL&M attorney Sandra T. Carson, of the firm’s Maryland office, obtain summary judgment for our client, a restaurant supply wholesaler, in Baltimore County, Maryland in a premises liability case involving notice and opportunity to correct a defective condition. Plaintiff, age 72, was a frequent customer of the warehouse-style wholesale supply store.  On the date of the incident, she had been in […]

ATTORNEY ELA HERNANDEZ OF MINTZER, SAROWITZ, ZERIS, LEDVA & MEYERS, LLP SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF THE HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION YOUNG LAWYERS’ DIVISION.

Industry News | 29 Jan 2019 | by

Ela M. Hernandez, Associate at the firm’s Southern Florida office, was sworn in as President of Hispanic National Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division (YLD) during its 43rd annual convention held in Philadelphia, PA from September 5 – 8, 2018. The HNBA is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership association that represents the interests of Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, law students and legal […]

MSZL&M SECURES SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR NATIONAL RETAILER ON NOTICE ISSUE IN SLIP AND FALL

Press Releases | 29 Jan 2019 | by

(December 2018) Allison Heim, an associate in our Tampa, Florida office successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of our client, a national clothing retailer. The case arose out of a slip-and-fall in the client’s store resulting in multiple injuries, surgery, and a verdict potential well into six figures. The incident was caught on our client’s video surveillance system but did not explicitly establish […]

MSZLM ATTORNEYS RICHARD CHESNEY, JR. AND STEVEN CHERRY OBTAINED SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR OUR RETAIL CLIENT

Press Releases | 22 Jan 2019 | by

(January 22, 2019)  MSZLM attorneys Richard Chesney, Jr.  and Steven Cherry obtained Summary Judgment for our retail client in Monroe County, Pennsylvania in a premises liability case regarding duty of a tenant to maintain common areas and transitory defects. In this case, Plaintiff, walking with the use of a wheel assisted walker, had been shopping at the store and exited through the front entrance.  Upon […]