Steve Toner Wins “Trial Lawyer of the Year” After 12 Consecutive Defense Verdicts

Congratulations to Stephen Toner for his well earned recognition as the 2023 American Board of Trial Advocates New York Trial Lawyer of the Year! Steve's 12 consecutive defenses verdicts set him apart from a field of accomplished lawyers and earned him the highest honor of The American Board of Trial Advocates. MKCI is proud of his dedication and commitment to our clients and colleagues.
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PA Supreme Court’s Decision Affects Evidence Involving Industry & Government Standards

In its recent decision in Sullivan v. Werner, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court readdressed its decade-old ruling in Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc. and held that, in a strict liability design defect case, the focus needs to remain on the product itself and not the “reasonableness” of the conduct of its manufacturer in making design choices – including compliance with industry or governmental standards – to ensure the safety of consumers and users of its products.
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MKCI PA Obtains Defense Verdict in Bench Trial

On September 18, 2023 MKCI Partner Chris Hillsley, with the support of Senior Associate Dave Snyder and MKCI’s PA office, obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a residential property contractor in the Philadelphia suburb of Delaware County. MKCI’s client originally brought a claim against the defendant homeowners for breach of contract for failure to pay outstanding invoices.
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MKCI Successfully Defends Appeal of Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Case

MKCI’s Robert Connor and our Syracuse, NY team successfully opposed Plaintiff’s appeal of a prior summary judgment win in a premises liability claim. Plaintiff brought the underlying action against a property owner and tenant asserting damages from an alleged trip and fall on a portion of a public sidewalk which had been excavated during a renovation.
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Kylie Brown Obtains Bench Trial Defense Verdict in First Trial

MKCI congratulates Hartford, CT attorney Kylie Brown on obtaining a defense verdict at the conclusion of her first ever trial! A bench trial was conducted in Meriden Superior Court. Plaintiff brought a product liability claim seeking damages for injuries allegedly sustained from candy purchased at Defendants’ store.
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MKCI Obtains Summary Judgment in Comparative Negligence Motor Vehicle Matter

MKCI Attorneys George W. Collins, Jr. and Angela Ponto recently successfully obtained Summary Judgment for our client in the Supreme Court of New York, Erie County. The Plaintiff in this action brought suit for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, alleging that it was caused by our client’s driving at an excessive speed and failing to take appropriate evasive action in a timely fashion, which was also the subject of a cross-claim by a co-defendant.
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