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That is how Marks O’Neill has remained one of the Northeast’s well-known and premier defense firms. Marks O’Neill continues to set the standard for creative, aggressive and effective defense strategies coupled with unparalleled client service. Over the past three decades, we have fortified this reputation by delivering exemplary results for our clients across a wide range of industries and markets. Our proactive approach to litigation is continuously supported by our track-record and accomplishments in each jurisdiction. Marks O’Neill continues to strive for legal excellence coupled with cost-effective results.

Recent News

Daniel Bentz of our Pittsburgh Office was successful in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of a client
February 22, 2018

Daniel Bentz of our Pittsburgh Office was successful in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of a client, a well-known multinational corporation. The case involved complex products liability issues, whereby the plaintiff claimed he was severely burned over a large portion of his body as a result of his use of several products that were alleged […]

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Mark Giannotti of Marks, O’Neill’s Philadelphia office was successful in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of his client
February 7, 2018

Mark Giannotti of Marks, O’Neill’s Philadelphia office was successful in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of his client. Plaintiff was an inpatient resident at Defendants’ drug and alcohol facility when he was assaulted by two other residents in the men’s bathroom. Plaintiff suffered a fractured jaw and back-related injuries as a result. Plaintiff filed a […]

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Sharon Conners of Marks O’Neill’s Maryland office was successful in obtaining summary judgment under Federal Rule 56 in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
February 2, 2018

On February 2, 2018, Sharon Conners of Marks O’Neill’s Maryland office was successful in obtaining summary judgment under Federal Rule 56 in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Plaintiff filed an employment discrimination suit against her former employer for both age and race discrimination following her termination. Plaintiff initially filed against […]

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Delaware Attorney Obtains Favorable Ruling from US District Court
January 16, 2018

Eileen Ford, Esquire obtained a favorable ruling from the US District Court, Delaware in a matter applying the Sutton Rule to grant a 12b6 motion to dismiss. State Farm v. Lambert, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 192323 (D. Del. 11/21/17) involves a claim filed by the landlord’s insurer, as subrogee of the landlord.. State Farm sought […]

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Dismissal of New Jersey Class Action
January 10, 2018

Sean Kelly and Melissa Kanbayashi of Marks, O’Neill’s New Jersey office, were successful in obtaining a voluntary dismissal in a class action venued in New Jersey Federal District Court. Marks O’Neill represented a national retail furniture chain. Plaintiff filed a putative class action challenging our client’s pricing practices contending that they violated the New Jersey […]

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Sutton Rule Applied by Delaware District Court
December 27, 2017

On November 21, 2017, Eileen Ford, Esquire obtained a favorable ruling from the US District Court, Delaware in a matter applying the Sutton Rule to grant a 12b6 motion to dismiss. State Farm v. Lambert, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 192323 (D. Del. 11/21/17) involves a claim filed by the landlord’s insurer, as subrogee of the […]

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Marks, O’Neill Continues Partnership with Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School
November 15, 2017

Since the beginning of the Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School in 2012, Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly, P.C. has proudly served as a Job Partner for each school year, employing four Cristo Rey high school students per academic year.  For the 2017-2018 school year, the Firm welcomed four Cristo Rey students: two returning students, […]

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Legal Update: NJ TCCWNA Class Action Victory Upheld By Supreme Court
October 20, 2017

Until now it has been an open question as to whether health club membership agreements in New Jersey are subject to the fee restrictions of  RISA.  On October 17th, the New Jersey Supreme Court answered that question with a significant victory for health clubs and others facing similar TCCWNA class actions. In Mellet v Aquasid, Sean X. […]

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