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COVID-19 Update: MSZL&M to remain in operation as normal during this time. Read More      Close

COVID-19 Update: MSZL&M to remain in operation as normal during this time. Read More      Close

Businesses are closed.  Stores and malls are empty.  Restaurant tables and hotel rooms sit vacant.  Sporting events and conferences are canceled.  Supply chains are disrupted or destroyed.  The ripple effects of the novel coronavirus are expected to wreak havoc on commerce worldwide for an extended period of time.  News reports already indicate that the impacts are being felt across virtually every industry.  Without a […]
Dear Clients and Colleagues, As we continue to be impacted by COVID-19, we have been monitoring developments and relying on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and other relevant organizations to establish our own processes to keep our team members, clients and community as safe as possible while ensuring continuing quality service.  At this time, and in accordance […]
New Jersey Supreme Court rules that a commercial tenant has sole responsibility for snow and ice removal in a slip and fall injury case where the tenant assumed responsibility for maintenance of the property, overcoming the previously established law that imposed a non-delegable duty for snow and ice removal on commercial landlords. On February 6th, 2014, Shields, a driver for Federal Express, slipped and […]
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 […]
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 […]
Katie E. Pakler
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 […]