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 (Tallahasse, March 13, 2014)  Nearly two years after hearing oral arguments, the Florida Supreme Court reversed caps enacted in2003.  In a 5-2 opinion, Justice R. Fred Lewis wrote that the subject non-economic damages cap under Florida Statute 766.118 did not bear a rational relationship to an “alleged medical malpractice insurance crisis inFlorida.” With respect to the limitations, Justice Lewis wrote that the intent of […]
Including the conditional language “subject to and without waiving the foregoing objection” is considered standard procedure in discovery production.  Because this practice is so widespread, many litigators never give a second thought to adding this boilerplate language when responding to an opposing party’s discovery requests.  With a growing number of federal court decisions condemning the validity of this language, it may be time for […]
MSZLM ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERS  PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 13, 2014) Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP is pleased to announce that Louis Hockman and John Maucher have made Partners in the firm as of January 1, 2014. Mr. Hockman has been with the firm for eight (8) years and practices out of the firm’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office. Mr. Maucher has been with the firm for eleven […]
PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 13, 2014)  Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP welcomes the following attorneys as associates to the firm: Nicholas C. Campellone Stephen T.  Bissell Both attorneys will be practicing out of the Philadelphia, PA office. For complete professional biographies of each, click on the “Attorneys” link above  
In New York, landowners generally owe a duty of reasonable care to people on their property, which requires that the property be maintained in a safe condition.  Maheshwari v. City of New York, 2 NY3d 288 (2004). However, landowners are not insurers ensuring visitors’ safety.  Therefore, while a landowner is obligated to minimize foreseeable damages on his or her property, foreseeability is not the same […]
Many times while litigating personal injury cases, the issue of a determination made by the Social Security Administration comes into play.  The plaintiff’s counsel wants to introduce the decision as evidence of the client’s injury, while the defense wants the information excluded.  The question then arises: Are these determinations admissible as evidence in New Jersey courts? A 2013 Appellate Court decision suggests the contrary.  […]
(WILMINGTON, DELAWARE FEBRUARY 18, 2013) MSZLM attorney Richard Abrams obtained a defense verdict in favor of his client ShopRite Supermarkets. The case was tried in Wilmington Delaware before Judge Paul Wallace, who was appointed to the bench earlier this month.  In the case, Anita D’Orazio v. ShopRite Supermarkets,  plaintiff, a 74 year old woman, had entered ShopRite’s produce department as part of a routine shopping […]
The team of Kevin Davis and Alan Bulnes secured a defense verdict for Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP in Pinellas County, Florida. In this premises liability case the plaintiff, a mother in her 30s, claimed she was in the shower of her rented apartment when a portion of the bathroom ceiling collapsed on her. We represented the apartment owners and the management company in the resulting […]
MSZL&M attorneys Addison “Sonny” Meyers and Marcel M. Flemming obtained a defense verdict following an eight-day trial in Plantation Key, Florida, in which the plaintiff sought $4 million in damages. In 2013, the plaintiff sustained a torn right biceps on our client’s property when he fell backwards in his wheelchair going down a ramp that he claimed he was not made aware of.  The plaintiff and his liability expert […]
Social Media and Lawsuits Social media has become one of the biggest forms of communication in the world, with millions of people using one form of social media or another to stay in touch with friends and family. Facebook remains the largest social network. However, people of younger ages use Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. Other sites, such as Pinterest, Tumblr and Flickr are also […]