New Jersey Win on Class Action

New Jersey attorneys Sean Kelly and Sean Robins obtained a victory before the New Jersey Appellate Division. The Court affirmed the dismissal of a Class Action filed against the owner of multiple health clubs. Plaintiffs claimed that the membership agreements violated numerous statutes, including the Retail Installment Sales Act, New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, the […]

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Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly, P.C. Attorneys Conduct Seminar

On January 27, 2017, Mary Labaree, Esquire and Mark Merlini, Esquire of Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly conducted a seminar,  “Medical Malpractice and Liability for Physician Assistants” to students in the Physician Assistant Program at Salus University in Elkins Park, PA. The seminar discussed basic legal principles as they pertain to physician assistants and […]

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State of Delaware Asbestos Litigation

On February 2, 2017, the Honorable Vivian L. Mednilla of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, ruled that a manufacturer/supplier of asbestos containing component parts (i.e. paper), used by its customer (i.e. pipe manufacturer),  does not owe a duty to warn the spouse of the customer’s employee as no special relationship exists between […]

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Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly, P.C. Welcomes Six New Attorneys

Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly, P.C. is pleased to welcome six new attorneys to our Pennsylvania and New York offices. Phillip B. Shank, Casey G. McCurdy, Thomas M. Pie, Jr., Nathaniel D. Chiaravalloti, Raymond P. Fernandez and Megan A. Donovan have joined Marks, O’Neill as associates. Phillip Shank graduated from Widener University School of […]

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Week of Giving Benefits Northern Children’s Services

Attorneys and staff of Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly participated in the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s, “Week of Giving” by volunteering for Northern Children’s Services, an organization that supports the healthy development of children, while stabilizing their families to build stronger communities.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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New Jersey Class Certification Rejected, Case dismissed

In Melett v Aquasid LLC, plaintiffs alleged that defendants health club agreements violated several New Jersey statutes including the Truth in Consumer Contract and Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA), New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA), Retail Installment Sales Act (RISA) and Health Club Services Act (HCSA.) On the basis of these claims, plaintiffs sought to […]

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Dismissal of New Jersey Construction Claim in Parapalegic Case

Michael A Kosar and Mike Notartomas obtained summary judgment on behalf of a client in a matter involving significant injuries including parapalegia. The plaintiff was a construction worker who was injured performing sheathing work. The plaintiff was struck by wood and construction debris which had been stacked on an adjacent roof. The plaintiff claimed that […]

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