Verdicts

Rolf Kroll Successfully Limits Damages in 4 day York County Premises Liability Action

Plaintiff allegedly tripped over an older rubber floor mat while entering our client’s pizza shop sustaining a herniated disc resulting in permanent, intractable, neck and arm pain. Plaintiff’s counsel argued the floor mat was formerly an industrial indoor kitchen mat not intended for outdoor...

Associate Deniz Uzel and Partner Michael Miller Prevail on Summary Judgment in Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

Philadelphia Associate Deniz Uzel prevailed on her motion and oral argument for summary judgment as to alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Judge Pappert of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania...

Residential Mortgage, Breach of Contract – Defense Verdict

Philadelphia partner James Kahn and associate Jen Coatsworth received a defense verdict after a 12-day arbitration in a claim involving allegations of breach of contract and consumer deception in a residential mortgage program. They were successful in obtaining an order removing the case to...

Statute of Limitations Defense Successful in Beaver County Motor Vehicle Case

Plaintiff, operator of motor vehicle involved in a collision with defendants vehicle, sued the defendant vehicle owners, the driver’s parents, but, not the driver, shortly before the statue of limitations expired. After the statute ran, the defendants’ answer was filed, which averred neither...

Statute of Limitations Defense Successful in Beaver County Motor Vehicle Case

Plaintiff, operator of motor vehicle involved in a collision with defendants vehicle, sued the defendant vehicle owners, the driver’s parents, but, not the driver, shortly before the statue of limitations expired. After the statute ran, the defendants’ answer was filed, which averred neither...

Defense verdict for General Contractor

Our Philadelphia partner, Fred Lachat, defending the interests of a General Contractor’s employee operating a piece of heavy equipment known as a “track chipper,” who ran over the plaintiff during a pipeline right-of-way maintenance project, resulting in multiple crush injuries and permanent...

Partner Catherine Straggas and Associate Emily Mahler Prevail at Trial in Race/Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Philadelphia Partner Catherine Straggas and Pittsburgh Associate Emily Mahler obtained a defense verdict at trial on an high exposure age and race discrimination lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Plaintiff's former employer, a large...

Pennsylvania Liquor Liability Contribution Action – Defense Wins Dismissal

In a case of first impression in the PA US District Court, Pittsburgh colleagues Miles Kirshner & Kyle McGee successfully argued a contribution action by an insurer of a drunk driver against our restaurant licensee was not actionable. The insurer paid $600,000 on behalf of their vehicle...

Slip and Fall Defense Verdict in Philadelphia

Plaintiff, a dental technician in her mid-fifties, parked her car in our client’s lot and opted to take the shortest route toward her employer’s office by walking over a grassy area, still wet with morning dew, rather than walking around the lot to a paved surface. Plaintiff fell in the area...

Partner Thomas Gebler and Associate Emily Mahler Prevail on Motion to Dismiss Civil Rights Claim in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Partner Thomas Gebler and Associate Emily Mahler successfully obtained dismissal of all claims in a Civil Rights lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against a local municipality and its pension plan. Plaintiff, a retired employee of...

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