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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.

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Apr 26, 2010
Attorney obtained summary judgment on behalf of a vehicle services company in a quadriplegia claim. The company contracted with a Township to maintain township vehicles, including a bus used to transport senior citizens to a senior center. The...
Nov 18, 2009
Attorney won a binding ADR arbitration in which the plaintiff alleged that while dog sitting the client's Rottweiler, he was suddenly attacked and bitten on his face, resulting in a surgical reconstruction of his lip.  The attorney presented family...
Jun 16, 2009
Attorney recently won a lengthy jury trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.  The plaintiff, a 76 year old woman, was attacked by a pit bull, owned by the clients' daughter and family, who jumped over a fence onto the plaintiff's adjacent...
Mar 13, 2009
Attorneys obtained summary judgment on behalf of an international fraternity in a traumatic personal injury action. Two Plaintiffs suffered significant head traumas, skull and facial fractures as well significant cognitive loss when they were beaten...
Oct 27, 2008
Attorney obtained a defense verdict in a fire case after a week of trial on behalf of the company that serviced the restaurant's fire suppression system. Plaintiff alleged that defendant failed to maintain the fire suppression system in accordance...
Oct 20, 2008
Attorney achieved an appellate victory in a case involving claims ranging from property loss/damage, breach of contract, the malicious killing of a pet and punitive damages. A jury rendered a verdict in favor of the defendant after the Court...
Jul 21, 2008
Attorney obtained a defense verdict in favor of an insured in a "negligent hair cutting" case. Plaintiff claimed that he was cut while receiving a hair cut in defendant's salon and then subsequently developed MRSA. Defense attorneys successfully...
Jun 26, 2008
Attorney secured a summary judgment in a libel suit. Defendant, an oil distributor, ran two advertisements in a newspaper indicating that "discount oil companies" offer less than optimal service. The ads did not identify any particular "discount...
May 27, 2008
Attorneys obtained summary judgment in a case where the defendants, two teenage boys, were throwing pears at the plaintiff, a ten year old boy. One of the pears struck the plaintiff in the eye, causing a permanent loss of vision in that eye....
May 20, 2008
Attorneys succeeded in representing defendants, the grandparents/homeowners in a case involving the drowning death of their 20 month old granddaughter at their indoor swimming pool. The suit was brought by a court appointed administrator on behalf...

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Law Alerts April 1, 2018
The New York Court of Appeals clarified prior opinions regarding disclosure of social media accounts in personal injury actions. Prior precedent stated a party must show that there was relevant material on the social media account by demonstrating..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2018 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...
Law Alerts April 1, 2018
Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s finding that the insurer’s proposal for settlement was not made in good faith. The court found that the insurer had a reasonable basis to conclude its exposure..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2018 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...
Defense Digest Article March 1, 2018
Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2018 By Alex K. Yoder, Esq.* Key Points: Amendment of original pleading to change the name of a defendant is now permitted after the expiration of statute of limitations for “mistake...., Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2018. 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 intended...
Defense Digest Article March 1, 2018
Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2018 By Scott A. Ginsberg, Esq.* Key Points: Amendment to New York no-fault regulations closes “billing loophole” for services rendered out of state. Amendment should reduce..., Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2018. 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 intended...
Defense Digest Article March 1, 2018
Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2018 By Joey M. Chindamo, Esq.* Key Points: Social media evidence is generally discoverable, not subject to privilege and not protected by a right to privacy. To maximize the likelihood of..., Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2018. 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 intended...
Defense Digest Article March 1, 2018
Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2018 By Alex B. Norman, Esq., Brielle N. Kovalchek, Esq. and Elyse N. Cohen, Esq.* Key Points: Available defenses to snow and ice claims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Precautions and..., Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2018. 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 intended...
Defense Digest Article March 1, 2018
Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2018 By Nicole F. Panico, Esq.* Key Points: A proposal for settlement is a strategic litigation tool that can sometimes be difficult to enforce. In determining the enforceability of an offer..., Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2018. 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 intended...
Law Alerts January 19, 2018
The Appellate Division, First Department affirmed denial of summary judgment to a building owner in a trip and fall case based on allegedly inadequate lighting. The plaintiff died after the accident, but his accident was caught on tape, which was..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2018 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 January 19, 2018
After being injured in a motor vehicle accident, the plaintiff filed a lawsuit against her excess insurer seeking uninsured motorist benefits. The excess insurer moved for summary judgment on the grounds that: (1) the plaintiff failed to comply with..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2018 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...

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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

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