“Gentlemen, I write to convey my thanks and appreciation to Kyle McGee of the Pittsburgh office. We were entangled in a complicated casualty case in USDC for the Northern District of West Virginia. The case was on the verge of trial. There were multiple coverage actions pending… We received a call from our defense counsel in the underlying liability case that the Judge was expecting a company representative with full authority to appear in court the following day for a mandatory settlement conference – (The Next Day). It was not acceptable to the Court to simply have defense counsel attend. The examiner handling the file, had previously been ordered to attend a mediation in Connecticut the same day, and thus was unavailable. Our coverage counsel was unavailable as well. (Our) Examiner then suggested that Kyle attend to represent the company. He did so very ably and then wrote a very thorough, yet concise summary of the proceedings, which were Ordered to continue… since the case did not settle… Kyle returned…and the matter finally settled. Kyle did an excellent job assisting defense counsel with the negotiators and was able to get the case settled for less than the settlement authority than he was given. Kudos to Kyle for a job well done.”
Our Philadelphia partner, Glenn A. Ricketti, Esq., resolved a high exposure matter at trial on behalf of a jubilant insured/client. The insurance claim professional praised Glenn for his legal acumen, skill and effort with the following e-mail:
“I think you know how happy we were with your handling of this case, but just wanted to send you a quick note letting you know that we were extremely pleased with your handling of this case. I don’t send out this type of e-mail everyday. We couldn’t have asked for a better result and we sincerely believe this fantastic result which you obtained could NOT have any been achieved by anyone else. We believe this result was obtained because we had the very best attorney on the case, you! We should celebrate this victory in the near future. Great work, Glenn and looking for to working with you on many more cases in the future.”
A comment from our client, the President and CEO of a Cable Company, regarding the efforts of our associate, Julianne Curry, Esq., in resolving a contentious matter:
“Thank you for all your hard work in bringing this case to resolution. Your preparation and your focus on the facts made Judge Welsh work hard for us in getting the plaintiffs to significantly move off their position. I also appreciated your perspective on how labor law can affect small business like ours. Again, nice job”.
Our Philadelphia Partner, Christopher A. Tinari, Esq., was successful in dismissing a contentious lawsuit on behalf of his client, a religious entity, and the claims professional recognized Chris on his efforts:
“An insured had an internal rift how to manage their entity which divided the membership and resulted in an internal lawsuit. The initial pleadings were full of issues that would not be covered. However, there remained a count that was likely a meritorious claim for false imprisonment. In addition to difficult pleadings, none of the parties involved in the suit were English speaking.
Mr. Tinari was able to meet with the defendants and an interpreter, secure the facts of what transpired and was able to file Preliminary Objections to the Plaintiff’s Complaint which was sustained. This resolved the matter in its entirety. As the carrier, we were fully prepared that this would be a protracted legal battle that we would defend for months or years. Mr. Tinari’s legal skill was the sole reason for the early dismissal of the matter. We are grateful for his ability and the resulting effect on our expenses.”
Our Philadelphia partner, Elit Felix, II, Esq., resolved a matter on behalf of an excess medical malpractice insurer. The insurance claim professional responded to Elit’s status report with the following e-mail:
“Thank you, Elit. Always a pleasure when you represent us … More so, I wish all our attorneys were as intelligent and skilled as you. You are in a league of your own.”
In this auto-liability matter in southern New Jersey, partner Peter Cuddihy obtained a “no-cause” earlier this month. The claim professional advised her superior:
“While defense counsel for (co-defendant’s insurer), was good, defense counsel Peter Cuddihy of Margolis Edelstein was excellent. He is extremely thorough and had anticipated and prepared for all arguments made by the plaintiff’s attorney. Peter went above and beyond in his own research of frozen shoulders which allowed him to excel in his cross-examination of Dr Cummings as well as his closing argument.”
Christopher A. Tinari, Esq., a partner in our Philadelphia location, successfully exonerated our client Church and Pastor in a matter presented by a female employee alleging sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation in the U.S. District Court. Chris was successful in having the filing of a 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss which was upheld by the 3rd Circuit Court.
Comments from coordinating counsel on behalf of the Church:
“Chris, Thank you for achieving this great result on behalf of the church. Your diligence throughout the case, including the fantastic brief that you wrote before the district court that resulted in a rocket-speed dismissal, is much appreciated. It is nice to see your work ethic and diligence pay off in such a favorable outcome.”
Comments to the insurance carrier claim professional: “Brad, This truly is a good result for the church. You have found yourself quite an accomplished legal team with the Margolis firm, and Chris Tinari specifically. The church greatly appreciates your and their assistance throughout.”
The owner of a supply operation sued for allegedly selling to plaintiff materials containing asbestos authored the following note to Jeanine Clark, Esq., and Dawn Dezii, Esq.:
“Dear Dawn, I wish to thank you and Jeanine for the professionalism and courtesy regarding … (the recent trial). From minute one, I knew that I was being represented by the Best.”
A comment from a senior claims professional regarding Andrew’s effort:
“Andrew, you are making over achievement an art form.”
This case involved a sexual harassment and retaliation suit filed by a terminated employee of a recreation facilities operator. The fired Head Chef of a golf club contended he was terminated due to reports of alleged sexual harassment.
Correspondence from the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the Recreational Facilities Operator directed to insurance company claims professional:
“This is to acknowledge the conclusion of the case (in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Everything was handled to our satisfaction. Your company as always looked out for our (business’) best interests.
I would also like to mention that the services provided by Charlie Saul of Margolis Edelstein were exceptional. I do not know if you recall early in the process, we wanted to have our own familiar legal team assigned to the case. We could not be more pleased with the handling of the case from start to finish by Mr. Saul and his associates. They made us, the client, feel like we had been associated with them for a long time. Additionally, no question was too big or little to answer, and they did it in a professional way with dignity. Their expertise was with us every step of the way. I would recommend their services to all future clients in similar situations.
Again, it was a pleasure working with you and if I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to call me.”