Verdicts

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...

Associate Brooke Razor and 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 and associate Brooke Razor 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...

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...

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