Verdicts

Bad Faith/Insurance Coverage Case Dismissed in West Virginia

Pittsburgh partner, Kyle McGee, defended the interests of an insurance company client in a matter where the policyholder presented a claim for damage to his property due to water and mold exposures. The claim was denied as the carrier found coverage was not afforded given the facts and plaintiff...

Summary Judgment in a Liquor Liability Wrongful Death Action

Our Pittsburgh partner, Miles Kirshner, represented The Inn at Edgewater Acres in a liquor liability case arising from the death of a 36 year old mother of two in a single vehicle accident. The decedent’s estate contended that this drunken driver was served alcohol at a time when she was visibly...

Pittsburgh Partner James Harvey Secures Dismissal Of Insurance Agents E&O Case

  Mr. Harvey successfully defended an insurance agency against allegations that it should have secured commercial coverage for business activities conducted at Plaintiffs’ home. Plaintffs also sued the Homeowners’ insurer for failure to cover a fire loss in a garage in which plaintiffs...

Philadelphia Partner Jason Berger has Mistrial and Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Case Affirmed by Superior Court

Jason Berger defended his client in a 5 ½ day jury trial in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, ultimately securing a mistrial due to various improper conduct by plaintiff and his counsel and, thereafter in a Motion for Post-Trail Relief, Mr. Berger sought sanctions, including costs of...

Admitted Liability MVA, 1M Demand, $20,000 Verdict

Plaintiff was operating her vehicle in a line of cars following her sister’s hearse to final internment when our client’s employee, operating a snow plow, made an ill-timed left hand turn striking plaintiff’s vehicle, and resulting in an ambulance transport to a local hospital and plaintiff...

Summary Judgement in Wrongful Death due to Balcony Collapse at Home Construction Site

Our Scranton, PA, based colleague, Mark Sheridan, successfully argued a summary judgment motion on behalf of his general contractor client sued by the estate of a deceased self-employed painting contractor, extricating his client from what would have been a long and expensive defense. Mark...

Summary Judgment granted in a West Virginia Employment Discrimination Matter

Plaintiff, a former employee of our management company client, contended he was subjected to unlawful discrimination and harassment as the result of a disability relating to his eyesight, which was not contested and required that a 10 lbs. lifting restriction be in place as an accommodation. The...

Partners Christopher Tinari and Michael Miller Win on Summary Judgment in an Age Discrimination Lawsuit filed in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia partners Christopher Tinari and Michael Miller obtained summary judgment in an age discrimination suit filed in the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas against a large company based in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Plaintiff alleged discrimination in her employment on the basis of her...

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...

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...

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