Advertising Disclosure Email Disclosure

General Liability

The General Liability Practice Group of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin regularly litigates in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida and New York, defending insureds, insurance companies and self-insured entities.
 
The general liability practice area includes such diverse types of defense litigation as:

  • Owners and contractors protective liability
  • Owners, landlords and tenants coverage
  • Bailor/bailee
  • Premises liability
  • Assault and battery
  • Security
  • Commercial liability
  • Advertising injuries
  • Defamation
  • Privacy
  • Elevator incidents
  • False arrest
  • Malicious prosecution cases
  • First-party and third-party property damage cases
  • Fire legal liability litigation

 
We understand that every client is concerned with the extent of legal fees and costs incurred. Savings are achieved in a number of ways. With offices situated within a six-state region, we are able to provide our clients with defense attorneys who are close to and very familiar with the litigation forum. Secondly, we are cognizant of the need to deliver legal services in a prompt and efficient manner, coupled with considerable emphasis on being results-oriented.
 
We would welcome the opportunity to work with you in handling your general liability litigation and we are available to give presentations or conduct training seminars on general liability topics. We are also on the cutting edge of alternative fee arrangements in order to provide our clients with the highest level of services in the most cost-efficient and predictable manner possible.

Pages

Feb 16, 2015
Obtained a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of a security company after a 14-day trial in the Supreme Court, New York County. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants failed to provide adequate security at a New York City homeless shelter by...
Sep 29, 2014
Obtained a defense verdict in Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas after a six-day trial. The defense represented a company with a 20-year history of teaching defensive tactics to police, military and federal law enforcement. The company...
Sep 29, 2014
Representing the mother of a mentally ill individual who went on a shooting spree at a psychiatric institute in Pittsburgh, the defense prevailed on preliminary objections in the nature of a demurrer in her favor. The shooting incident resulted...
Sep 29, 2014
Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of the owners of a sprint car racetrack following a six-day jury trial in a case that attracted a high amount of media attention in the Central Pennsylvania area.  The plaintiff was a young but experienced...
Jun 10, 2014
The jury sided with the defense in a premises liability trial where the plaintiff's flip-flops were a central issue. The plaintiff was a resident in the defendant condominium association and claimed her flip-flop became wedged under an old,...
Nov 18, 2013
Obtained a no-cause verdict in New Jersey in a general and premises liability case involving a fight that took place in a movie theater lobby. The plaintiff, who was 15 at the time of the incident, alleged he was an innocent bystander who got caught...
Oct 27, 2011
Attorney obtained a defense verdict before an ADR arbitrator. The attorney represented a city homeowner whose resident son had contacted a telephone services provider for the installation of a phone line. The plaintiff, who worked for a...
Oct 17, 2011
Attorney obtained a defense verdict in a jury trial. Plaintiff alleged that he was a business invitee since he was paying "rent" to a long time family friend in her home. Plaintiff was instructed to keep the family's small dogs out of his room and...
May 31, 2011
Attorney obtained a defense verdict following a three day trial . The plaintiff was the owner of a local auto center. Our client was a national residential and commercial tree landscaping company. When one of the landscaping company's bucket...
Feb 7, 2011
Attorney won a contested motion for summary judgment, in a case in which the plaintiff/son brought suit against his mother, a large insurance company's insured, on the theory that she was negligent for failing to timely take her anti-seizure...

Pages

Pages

Defense Digest Article December 4, 2017
Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 4, December 2017 By Douglas J. Kent, Esq.* Key Points: Insurers are increasingly using drones to evaluate claims, reduce costs and cut cycle time. Drones present a variety of risks and potential exposures..., Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 4, December 2017. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not...
Law Alerts October 1, 2017
The plaintiff was injured at the gym when the rubber grip of a pull-up bar detached. He brought suit against the fitness club, alleging its negligence caused his injuries. The fitness club filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings on the basis..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2017 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts October 1, 2017
When bringing a loss of earning capacity claim, the burden is on the plaintiff to establish, with reasonable certainty, that the capacity to labor has been diminished and to provide a monetary standard to which a jury can measure future loss. While..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2017 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts October 1, 2017
The plaintiff allegedly tripped and fell over a damaged piece of tile in an interior hallway while exiting a Catholic church. When determining whether a defect is trivial as a matter of law, the court is required to look at all of the facts..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2017 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts October 1, 2017
After a tractor-trailer carrying approximately 400 beehives overturned on I-95 in Delaware, a beekeeper and his fellow employees arrived on scene to recollect the bees. Unfortunately, the plaintiff was stung multiple times. As a result, he developed..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2017 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts October 1, 2017
The Appellate Division, Second Department affirmed the trial court’s ruling permitting the jury to consider an adverse inference charge if they did not credit the testimony of the defendant’s witness that there was no surveillance..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2017 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Defense Digest Article September 1, 2017
Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 3, September 2017 By Claire B. Ventola, Esq.* Key Points: Property owners and operators owe no duty to protect persons injured on an adjoining roadway. Property owners and operators owe no duty to guests or..., Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 3, September 2017. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not...
Defense Digest Article September 1, 2017
Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 3, September 2017 By Bradley J. Goewert, Esq.* Key Points: Collateral source rule does not allow entire amount of medical bill to be submitted to jury in personal injury action when bill was paid by Medicare..., Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 3, September 2017. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not...
Law Alerts July 1, 2017
The plaintiff filed a complaint in which he alleged he was injured while stepping into a hot tub at the defendant’s community center. He proposed several theories of negligence, including that the defendant failed to install a non-slip surface..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2017 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...

Pages

Chair

Howard P. Dwoskin
Director, Casualty Department
(215) 575-2664
hpdwoskin@mdwcg.com

Additional Contacts

Matthew S. Schorr
Assistant Director, Casualty Department
(973) 618-4155
msschorr@mdwcg.com

Related Practice Areas

Before you send this email please note:

You are attempting to send email, through a link on our website, to an attorney of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin or an employee in our firm. Please note that your email may not be treated as confidential and does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should not rely upon the transmission of an email through this website if you are seeking to enter into such a relationship. Until such time as we have agreed to represent you, no information in your email will be treated as confidential. Please contact us directly by telephone at 1.800.220.3308 if it is your intent to seek legal counsel with our firm or convey confidential information.

If it is still your intent to send this email, knowing that it may not be treated as confidential, you may accept our terms of agreement by pressing "OK". If you choose not to accept these terms of agreement you may navigate away from this page by pressing "Cancel."