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Clothing Drive to Support Career Wardrobe

Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly’s Philadelphia and New Jersey offices recently hosted a clothing drive to benefit Career Wardrobe. The staff members joined together, successfully collecting hundreds of ­professional items for the local charity which provides a continuous system of employability support as women and men transition into the workforce.

Summary Judgment in New Jersey Strip Search Class Action

Sean X. Kelly of our New Jersey office successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of Atlantic County in a long-running, putative class action law suit which challenged the constitutionality under the Fourth Amendment of the county’s policy of strip-searching incoming detainees to its jail.  We successfully argued that Atlantic City’s strip search policy did not […]

Superior Court Affirms Dismissal in Philadelphia Malpractice Action

Benjamin J. Tursi of our Philadelphia Office successfully prevailed before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, affirming summary judgment in a psychiatric malpractice case. Plaintiffs, husband and wife, brought suit against a hospital and its attending physician alleging that the failure to admit the husband to voluntary inpatient mental health care treatment was grossly negligent and […]

Appellate Division Affirms Dismissal of Broker Malpractice Suit

The plaintiffs in American Iron v Glover Agency, et al asserted claims of malpractice and breach of contract against our client, a commercial insurance broker. The claim arose from the alleged failure of the broker to obtain a business interruption endorsement on a commercial fire policy. When the plaintiffs failed to serve an affidavit of […]

CLE on PA MCARE Coverage

Mark Merlini of the Philadelphia office presented a lecture to a group of attorneys and claims professionals regarding the impact of Pennsylvania’s MCARE Act on medical malpractice litigation and the role of the Commonwealth’s MCARE Fund which provides statutory excess coverage to physicians in Pennsylvania. The Act, passed in 2002, changed the landscape of medical […]