In September, we were successful in dismissing a lawsuit brought by an injured party against our client a national pet retailer. The suit involved an alleged dog bite to the plaintiff that the plaintiff contended was the responsibility of the retailer. The discovery in the case showed no evidence of any wrongdoing by the client and no evidence that the client knew that the dog had a kind of propensity to bite. After discovery was completed and a motion for summary judgment filed by our national client, the Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the action against the corporation with prejudice.
In August, this firm was successful in a six figure settlement against a major banking institution. The case involved our client, a manufactured home builder against both a contractor and bank. Previously, the bank had issued a joint check by agreement of the parties to the home builder under the builder's contract with the mortgage company. The builder converted the funds and was able to deposit the check with the banking institution with a forged endorsement on the back of the check. Our client brought suit in Plymouth Superior Court seeking recovery of all amounts due and attorney's fees against both the builder and the bank for negligence under the Massachusetts Uniform Commercial Code.
- This firm was successful in defending a national bowling retailer against a plaintiff on a slip and fall action. The case settled after deposition of the plaintiff. The original demand in the action was $35,000 and the matter was later settled for $2,000.
- Katz Law Group was successful in defending a national clothing retailer on a slip and fall action at the client's store in Boston. Where the accident occurred in an area of the store that was questionably under the control of two defendants, we were able, through discovery to have the co-defendant, another major national retailer, contribute to a settlement with the plaintiff. The original demand was $60,000 against both defendants and the case settled for $12,000 with both defendants contributing $6,000 to the settlement.
- In a premises liability action, this firm defended a national retailer on a slip and fall claim. Prior to bringing a motion for summary judgment, the plaintiff reduced its settlement demand from $50,000 to $3,000 and the case was settled in that amount.
- Katz Law Group successfully took an interlocutory appeal from an arbitrator to the Norfolk Superior Court and had the Court reverse the findings of the arbitrator finding that there was not claim to arbitrate three of the petitioner's four cases. The Court also awarded attorney's fees to our client as part of this appeal process.
- In a commercial litigation matter, our office filed a motion for summary judgment for a major national equipment finance company against a debtor who had purchased equipment for Norvergence. After hearing on our motion, the Court allowed our motion for summary judgment and allowed for attorney's fees.
- Katz Law Group obtained a favorable settlement using JAMS Endispute mediation services in a case involving an accident at a food retailer's premises. The mediation took two days with all parties present before resolution. In this particular case, there was no issue of liability, but only an issue of damages remaining for the mediator. Notwithstanding, we were able to decrease the original demand in this action based on soft tissue injury alone from $75,000 to $13,000.
- This firm represented a national clothing retailer on an accident to a minor child wherein the child tripped while running around the client's retail premises. On behalf of our client, and due to the over negligence on the part of the Plaintiff's wife in failing to supervise her son, we brought a third party action for her contribution seeking damages. The original settlement demand was $320,000 and the action settled for $8,500 after approval by the Norfolk Superior Court.