Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP

Press Releases | 21 Mar 2018 | by

To better serve our clients in jurisdictions throughout Northern Florida and the “Panhandle,” MSZL&M is pleased to announce the expansion of our law firm into the City of Jacksonville, Florida.  Our new office is now open for business, and is located at : 4651 Salisbury Road  Suite 400 Jacksonville, FL. 32256 Tel:      904-516-0900 Fax:     904-701-0307  www.defensecounsel.com

MSZL&M Announces New Maryland Office Location

Press Releases | 21 Mar 2018 | by

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP is proud to announce the opening of its new Maryland office location. Located in Towson, Maryland, MSZL&M’s new office will better serve clients throughout the Maryland and greater Washington D.C. region. Partner George D. Bogris and Senior Litigation Counsel Sandra T. Carson are leading the Maryland office. Mr. Bogris and Ms. Carson are accomplished insurance defense attorneys […]

Dismissal on Summary Judgment in New Jersey Personal Injury Case Based on Statute of Limitations

Recent Verdicts | 21 Mar 2018 | by

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP recently secured a summary dismissal of the defendant in a personal injury case by appositely arguing New Jersey’s evolving precedent governing statutes of limitations.  The dismissal implicated the interplay between considerations of interjurisdictional equity and New Jersey’s policy of repose. The plaintiff timely filed suit in New York state court for personal injuries that he allegedly sustained […]

MSZL&M’s Cross-Examination Secures Verdict for National Retail Store

Recent Verdicts | 21 Mar 2018 | by

Jury Awards Only 25 Percent of Final Settlement Demand MSZL&M Partner Louis Hockman recently secured an outstanding verdict for a national retail store when a jury awarded the plaintiffs roughly 25 percent of the plaintiffs’ final settlement demand (and approximately 40 percent of the lowest settlement recommendation made by the trial judge). In this action, filed in Philadelphia County, the injured plaintiff tripped and fell in […]

Subcontractor Versus Materialman: There Is A Difference

Recent Verdicts | 21 Mar 2018 | by

Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in Subcontractor Case  MSZL&M recently represented a well-respected general contractor that had entered into a contract for various renovations on a high-end condominium in Miami, Florida. After securing the renovation contract with the owner, our client then subcontracted with a carpentry company to manufacture wooden doors and cabinets, and install them in the condominium. Although our client and the […]

Judge Grants Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Case Based on Failure to Establish a Prima Facie Case of Negligence

Recent Verdicts | 21 Mar 2018 | by

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP recently secured a summary dismissal of the defendant in a personal injury case filed in Pennsylvania by arguing that the plaintiff failed to establish in the record a prima facie case of negligence. The plaintiff, a restaurant patron, proceeded to the restroom after being served her meal. While walking through the lobby, she fell, injuring her arm. […]

MSZL&M Recent Victory in “Significant Disfigurement” Claim

Recent Verdicts | 21 Mar 2018 | by

Recently, Peter Frucchione of our New York City office prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment which attacked the claim that the plaintiff had sustained a “serious injury” pursuant to New York State’s Insurance Law threshold standards. Typically, threshold motions involve collateral attacks on one of the many cubby holes, set forth in the Insurance Law, such as whether the plaintiff sustained a “permanent collateral limitation […]

Superior Court of New Jersey Rules that Property Owners’ Traditional Non-Delegable Duty to Maintain its Premises is Not Absolute

Recent Verdicts | 21 Mar 2018 | by

(NEWARK, NJ) – The Superior Court of New Jersey has dismissed a premises liability claim brought by a plaintiff against a property owner after a slip and fall accident, ruling that a property owner’s non-delegable duty to maintain its premises is not absolute. The plaintiff filed a lawsuit against a property owner, seeking to recover damages stemming from a slip and fall incident on […]

Taxicab Passenger Not Entitled to Uninsured Motorist Benefits under the Taxicab’s Policy

Recent Verdicts | 21 Mar 2018 | by

MSZL&M Relies Upon Appellate Division Decision to Successfully Defend a New Jersey Insurance Company from Taxicab Passenger’s Claims for Uninsured Motorist Benefits A vehicle owned by Andy Auto and operated by Danny Driver (“Driver 1”) was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a vehicle driven by Darius Driver (“Driver 2”).  At the time of the accident, Driver 1 was operating his motor vehicle […]

NY Plaintiffs Can Now Utilize Expert Affidavits in Opposition to Motions for Summary Judgment without Prior Expert Disclosure

Industry News | 16 Jan 2018 | by

Recent Change to New York’s to CPLR 3212(b) As you may be aware, New York’s Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR) Section 3212 governs motions for summary judgment.  CPLR 3212(b) was amended, effective December 11, 2015, to allow the lower court, in support or opposition to a summary judgment motion, to consider an expert affidavit whether or not such expert has been previously disclosed. […]