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On March 18, MSZL&M closed our offices for two weeks to flatten the curve.  Almost two years later, we have been reminded that necessity is the mother of invention and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Having a cloud based IT system allowed us to seamlessly transition to working from home without pause.  However, we realized there were aspects of […]
On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court held in Bostock v. Clayton County, 590 U.S. ___ (2020), that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bars employment discrimination “because of [an employee’s] race, color, religion, sex, or national origin,” includes discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  Significantly, in a 6-3 decision, the Bostock Court ruled that, when an […]
Sandra Carson, Sr. Litigation Counsel in MSZL&M’s Maryland office, recently obtained a defense verdict in favor of our client, a large national retailer, after a 4-day jury trial in the Circuit Court for Carroll County. Plaintiff, who was seeking over $200,000 in damages plus attorney’s fees, claimed that our client and co-defendant, an independent contractor of our client, improperly installed a new oil boiler […]
South Florida Partner, Randy J. Lipkien, obtained summary judgment in a premises liability claim against our client, a construction contractor. Plaintiff claimed she sustained serious injuries tripping over a curb leading into her place of employment. Plaintiff claimed the curb was constructed “too high” causing her to get her foot caught on it and fall to the ground. Our client maintained that the curb […]
Florida attorney Samantha S. Loveland, obtained summary judgment in a premises liability claim against our client, a warehouse restaurant supplier. Plaintiff claimed she sustained serious injuries tripping over a damaged parking bumper while loading items she bought at the store into her car. Plaintiff claimed our client failed to warn her of dangerous conditions and failed to keep the premises in a reasonably safe […]
Florida associate Connor Milo, a member of MSZLM’s Premises Liability Practice Group, obtained summary judgment in favor of our gas station convenience store operator. Plaintiff claimed she sustained serious injuries when she slipped and fell on a foreign substance near a self-service gas pump. Plaintiff claimed that our client failed to properly maintain and inspect the area surrounding the gas pump and that it […]
On September 16, 2021, the New Jersey Appellate Division reached a decision in the matter of Mercado v. Krimmell, 2021 WL 4204944. This decision will likely have a strong impact on personal injury matters arising from motor vehicle accidents where government owned and operated motor vehicles are involved and inclement weather contributed to the accident. Plaintiff Elena Mercado’s car was rear-ended by a New […]
Mintzer, Sarowitz, Zeris, Ledva and Meyers was happy to partner with the Rutgers University –  Minority Student Program (MSP) in order to provide opportunities to MSP students to take part in judicial internships.  Through this partnership, we were able to provide the opportunity for students from historically underserved communities to obtain valuable experience in the legal field.  Two students summarized their experience as set […]
On September 9, 2021 President Biden delivered a major speech on the resurgence of the COVID pandemic.  He outlined a six part plan to address it.  One of those parts involves a vaccine mandate. While Biden did not get into the details, it is believed that his directive to the Department of Labor was for an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to be issued by […]