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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 […]

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP Property Damage Group Secures Dismissal of Ten Million Dollar Claim on Waiver of Subrogation

Press Releases | 18 Jan 2019 | by

Recently, our property damage group was retained to represent a roofing contractor for a fire that caused ten million dollars to a warehouse under construction.  The fire had its inception on the roof during the application of the roofing membrane.  The contractor had subcontracted all the work, but retained control of selling all materials for the project as is their standard operating procedure.  Unfortunately, […]

MSZL&M secures dismissal with prejudice for fraud upon the court in slip-and-fall case

Press Releases | 18 Jan 2019 | by

MIAMI, Florida (December 2017) – In a Florida case, a plaintiff brought a premises liability claim against our client for an alleged slip-and-fall incident. The Plaintiff claimed she sustained injuries to her head, neck, and back and denied having any prior injuries or preexisting conditions before the alleged incident. Discovery to nonparties, however, revealed the Plaintiff had multiple motor vehicle accidents wherein she sustained exactly […]

MSZL&M secures voluntary dismissal with prejudice based on statutory immunity in negligent security case

Press Releases | 18 Jan 2019 | by

TAMPA, Florida (August 2017) – In a Florida case, a plaintiff brought a premises liability claim against our client for negligent security and insufficient lighting where the plaintiff alleged he was attacked, robbed at gunpoint, and sustained a gunshot wound on our client’s commercial property. Attorney Regina Henderson discovered the plaintiff himself actually was on the premises to perpetrate a crime at the time he […]

Delaware Legislature Enacts Law Requiring Disclosure of Bodily Injury Limits

Industry News | 18 Jan 2019 | by

Prior to September 4, 2018 and the enactment by the Delaware Legislature of a law requiring insurance companies to disclose bodily injury limits in auto policies, insurance companies were not required in Delaware to disclose coverage limits prior to litigation, to third-parties, claimants, or their attorneys.  The practice of nondisclosure predates the 1930s, and is a remnant from a time when insurance contracts and their […]

MSZL&M PROPERTY DAMAGE GROUP SECURES RECOVERY IN NEW YORK FOR CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF HIGH EFFICIENCY CRAC UNIT

Press Releases | 20 Dec 2018 | by

(December 20, 2018) MSZL&M Property Group has recently secured a recovery for a Fortune 50 financial institution against multiple Defendants for a catastrophic failure of High Efficiency Computer Room Air Conditioner (CRAC Unit). This unit was mechanically connected to a building wide glycol mix cooling system and the internal BMS (Building Management System) that allowed the property manager to monitor the units. After only […]

MSZL&M Property Damage Group Secures Two Dismissals for Roofing Subcontractor against General Contractor in Fire Loss

Recent Verdicts | 6 Dec 2018 | by

(December 6, 2018)  On July 22, 2011, during a complete renovation of the Tioga Marine Terminal II Warehouse in Philadelphia, a fire originated on the roof 10 hours after our client, the roofing contractor, left the jobsite.  Two years later, the Commonwealth filed suit against the General Contractor, who quickly joined our client.  Fortunately for us, the suit was filed in the statutorily constructed […]

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP Employment Practices Group Scores Big in Arbitration

Recent Verdicts | 15 Nov 2018 | by

(November 15, 2018)  Bradley Shafer, partner in the firm’s Wheeling, West Virginia office scored a huge victory for its client fighting off a retaliatory discharge claim.  Not only did Shafer obtain an arbitration award in the client’s favor, but he also recovered all attorney’s fees and costs associated with litigating the enforcement of the arbitration agreement. Employee Resource Group LLC operates several Wendy’s franchise […]