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MSZL&M is proud to announce that New York Managing Partner Bradley J. Levien has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA).  Brad has been an active member of NRRDA for eight (8) years.  He has been a regular speaker at NRRDA events and has served on many committees.  He is a past chairman of the […]
A restaurant employer in West Virginia shook up its management team and installed a new kitchen manager, bar manager, front of house manager, and then hired a new general manager from outside the restaurant.  The bar manager and front of house manager began making complaints to upper level management about the new general manager claiming he was using drugs in the workplace.  An internal […]
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On April 11, 2014 Plaintiff, a delivery driver, was delivering a variety of products to a residence in Monongalia County, West Virginia.  Plaintiff was driving a boom truck and as he approached the house he discovered he could not pass underneath the telephone and cable wires that stretched across the driveway.  Having been in this situation before, the driver climbed on top of his […]
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Although the Pennsylvania Fair Share Act (the “Act”), 42 Pa.C.S. § 7102, has been the law since 2011, a number of questions remain about its application.  After the recent decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Roverano v. John Crane, Inc., 190 A.3d 591 (2018) we now have an answer to the question of whether the Act requires a factfinder to apportion liability on […]
On January 29, 2020, Sandra T. Carson, of our Maryland Office, obtained judgment  as a matter of law on behalf of a major retail client at the close of plaintiff’s case in a premises liability trial in which plaintiff sustained a fractured patella and other injuries as a result of a fall in our client’s store.  Plaintiff alleged that she slipped on an unknown […]
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers is pleased to announce that Katie E. Pakler has joined the Western Pennsylvania office as an associate.  Katie has experience in various areas of the law, with a concentration on litigation, health care and professional liability.  Katie’s interest in healthcare law and litigation stems from her involvement with her family’s medical supply sale and distribution business.  Prior to […]
(February 2020) On January 3, 2018 a wet sprinkler line in the attic space of an unoccupied tenancy froze and discharged thousands of gallons of water due to weather conditions that was referenced as a polar vortex. MSZL&M was retained to represent the landlord for a tenant’s loss alleged to be in the millions of dollars. This tenant leased the neighboring space in a […]
On December 21, 2016, a fire originated in a condominium unit under renovation in Greenbelt, Maryland. Causing over $750,000.00 in damages, it was determined that the fire originated in the HVAC closet as a result of hot work being performed on copper piping. The investigation revealed that the renovation was being undertaken by the unit owner as general contractor and several hired contractors. MSZL&M […]
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP is pleased to announce that Terrence Pitt has joined the firm as a partner is our Eastern Pennsylvania office.  Terry spent the last twenty-five years of his legal career practicing civil litigation, this after three years as an assistant district attorney. Terry’s civil experience has involved the defense of medical malpractice, asbestos, sidewalk design and auto accident […]
In May 2015, MSZL&M client Superior Fire Protection, a New Hampshire Corporation, performed an inspection and test of a dry pipe fire sprinkler system installed in a Holiday Inn Express in Rochester, New Hampshire. In February 2016, water remaining in the fire sprinkler system froze causing the system to crack and discharge water throughout the Holiday Inn Property.  It was alleged that improper installation, […]