On December 21, 2016, a fire originated in a condominium unit under renovation in Greenbelt, Maryland. Causing over $750,000.00 in damages, it was determined that the fire originated in the HVAC closet as a result of hot work being performed on copper piping. The investigation revealed that the renovation was being undertaken by the unit owner as general contractor and several hired contractors. MSZL&M […]
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP is pleased to announce that Terrence Pitt has joined the firm as a partner is our Eastern Pennsylvania office. Terry spent the last twenty-five years of his legal career practicing civil litigation, this after three years as an assistant district attorney. Terry’s civil experience has involved the defense of medical malpractice, asbestos, sidewalk design and auto accident […]
In May 2015, MSZL&M client Superior Fire Protection, a New Hampshire Corporation, performed an inspection and test of a dry pipe fire sprinkler system installed in a Holiday Inn Express in Rochester, New Hampshire. In February 2016, water remaining in the fire sprinkler system froze causing the system to crack and discharge water throughout the Holiday Inn Property. It was alleged that improper installation, […]
Many of the attorneys at the firm participated once again this year in the Camden County Bar Foundation’s Adopt-a-Family For the Holidays Program. This is a wonderful program administered in conjunction with St. Joseph’s Pro Cathedral Church School in Camden. The church assigns needy families whose income is at or below the poverty level to law firms in the area so we can give them […]
MSZL&M would like to welcome associate attorney Michael J. Murphy to the firm. Mr. Murphy joins us with five years litigation experience in actions founded in premises liability, products liability, and commercial automotive liability. His prior practice was also focused in toxic tort and pharmaceutical drug liability. With a demonstrated commitment to the zealous defense of his clients, Mr. Murphy is a welcome addition to […]
Annie Hernandez, from the Miami Office, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “K” with her term becoming effective on January 1, 2020, and running through the end of the term of service on April 30, 2022. She previously served on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “E” from 2012 to 2015.
Brian Eves recently presented a Continuing Education credit course on Automobile Bodily Injury Claims Handling for adjusters with Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. in Pompano Beach, FL. The Course covered multiple topics involved in handling bodily injury claims from traffic accidents, including coverage analysis, responding to 627.4137 claims, common and emerging damage trends and analysis, combatting fraud, and negotiating tactics.
In celebration of Pro Bono month, the Legal Services of Greater Miami celebrated its pro bono volunteers on October 24, 2019. Amongst its honorees, Ela Hernandez, Associate in the South Florida office, was recognized for her efforts to provide and support pro bono legal services for the underserved in Miami-Dade County. Ms. Hernandez participated as a volunteer attorney throughout the year assisting community members with landlord-tenants […]
On October 28, 2019, the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida hosted its Law in the Library Series discussing the Before and After the Storm: Insurance and Contracts. Ela Hernandez was invited as a panelist to speak on the topic and which included coverage considerations, pre-event preparations and post-loss conditions. Additional panelists included Robert Butts who is certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar […]
Although the general issue of spoliation of evidence and its ramifications have been established in Pennsylvania jurisprudence for years, a recent appellate court decision has applied these principles to the amount of day-of-accident video surveillance to be retained. In Marshall v. Brown’s IA, LLC (“Shop Rite”)i the Pennsylvania Superior Court vacated a defense verdict in favor of the operator of a store because the […]