Weber Gallagher fields a diverse team of litigators. It includes skilled, aggressive veterans who have tried numerous cases to verdict and attorneys whose experience in investigations and attention to detail regularly lead to summary judgments and favorable settlements. These seasoned litigators oversee the work of younger team members, whose involvement helps us contain client costs. We are particularly mindful of costs as we design a strategy tailored to a client’s business needs. Trying a case to verdict can be expensive and is not always the most desirable path. A client who is unable to gain dismissal from a suit might consider a settlement. In some instances, alternative dispute resolution is an option. We guide clients as they decide on the appropriate path. Our attorneys appear in state and federal courts, including at appellate levels, and in administrative proceedings. Clients engage us for a range of complex matters, and we have extensive experience with expert witnesses.
Secured dismissal in assault and negligent security action on behalf of the owner and management company of a luxury uptown Manhattan apartment building. After a motion to reargue, a subsequent motion to renew, and three appellate motions, the First Department affirmed the motion court’s decisions granting our client summary judgment motion and denying plaintiff’s motion to renew her opposition. The First Department agreed with us and found that we established prima facie showing that the entrance to the apartment building was not negligently maintained, resulting in a complete dismissal the complaint.
Successfully obtained an early dismissal of a Consumer Fraud claim on the pleadings for failure to state a claim. In that case, the plaintiff homeowners lost power when a tree fell during a storm and took down the power lines. As part of the work necessary to restore power, certain trees on the homeowners’ property were trimmed by the defendant company. The plaintiff homeowners took issue with the manner in which they had been trimmed and filed a lawsuit, alleging among other things, that the defendant company was liable for consumer fraud. The court granted the defendant’s motion, finding that there was no consumer transaction and therefore dismissed the consumer fraud claim.
Won summary judgment for a martial arts school on a case involving personal injury to a minor based on the plaintiff’s failure to meet the burden of proof required for the heightened recklessness standard of care allowed in New Jersey for participants in amateur sporting events.
- 04.26.21Speaker, "Virtual Hearings and Trials," Defense Research Institute
- 04.14.21Panelist, "The Use of Videoconferencing Technology in Litigation: Best Practices and Potential Pitfalls," Delaware State Bar Association
- 10.06.21 The Nitty Gritty of Trial by iPad