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Matthew R. Harris
NJ Presumes Workers Compensation  Coverage for Essential Workers Who Contract COVID-19 By:  Matthew Harris, Esq. Governor Phil Murphy signed law that immediately went into effect on September 14, 2020 that created a rebuttable presumption that, absent demonstrable proof to the contrary, “essential” workers who contract COVID-19 at work will be entitled to workers compensation coverage and benefits for their illness.  Notably, the law is […]
Mintzer Sarowitz has offices spread throughout the Northeast, MidAtlantic, Midwest, and Florida.  The firm also has a diverse practice group, including labor and employment.  Recently, the firm was able to provide expedited services to an institutional client on short notice.  The client’s Virginia location became ensnared in a post-accident investigation conducted by a state agency.  The client reached out to its attorney, George Bogris, […]
Maryland’s Highest Court Overrules Frye-Reed, Officially welcoming the era of Daubert By Saad Malik, Esquire On August 28, 2020, the Maryland Court of Appeals voted 4-3 to officially adopt Daubert as the standard by which courts admit or exclude expert testimony, abandoning the previously standing Frye-Reed test.  See Rochkind v. Stevenson, Case No. 47, September 2019 Term (Aug. 28, 2020).  In 1978, Maryland Courts […]
Another victory for our New York Office! Allen Kohn from MSZL&M’s New York office obtained summary judgment on behalf of our client, a regional grocery store.  After plaintiff’s daughter was caught shoplifting, a verbal dispute escalated to a physical altercation with an alleged store “employee.” During the altercation, Plaintiff was struck with a stick and lost use of an eye. The case was venued […]
STATUS OF PHILADELPHIA COURT SYSTEM IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC By, Steven Cherry PHILADELPHIA, PA , September 08, 2020 —  For those of you who may be interested in how the Philadelphia Court System has been responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic, here is the current status of civil operations as of September 2020: On March 16, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared a Statewide […]
Western District of Missouri Court Gives Potential Life to COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims By: Jason G. Wehrle, Esq. Throughout the country a myriad of lawsuits have been filed by businesses against their insurers seeking business interruption coverage in connection with shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the suits involve different parties and venues, one common thread is the lawsuits involves the question of […]
Maryland’s Highest Court Upholds Trial Court’s Decision to Give Spoliation Jury Instruction By:  Ashley Friedman, Esquire (August 25, 2020) In its July 27, 2020 opinion in Steamfitters Local Union No. 602 v. Erie Ins. Exch.. and Steamfitters Local Union No. 602 v. Cincinatti Ins. Co., Maryland’s highest court upheld the trial court’s decision to give a spoliation jury instruction. The case stemmed from an […]
Big win for our South Florida Office Steven Mitchel and H. Maxwell Wihnyk secured the dismissal of their mold assessor client from a serious mold contamination case.  Plaintiff filed a 10-count complaint seeking damages for personal injury and violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, including allegations of a conspiracy to produce false-test results.  Despite the serious allegations, Steve and Max […]
Michael Murphy
New Jersey Supreme Court Finds that the ‘Made Whole’ Doctrine Does Not Apply to First-Dollar Risk By: Michael J. Murphy, Esq. In a recent decision addressing a question of law certified by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in City of Asbury Park v. Star Insurance Company (A-20-19) (083371) the Supreme Court of New Jersey found that the equitable ‘Made […]