Jeff’s Forgotten Supreme Court Cases – The Forgotten Watergate Case

When most people think about the Supreme Court’s impact on the Watergate scandal, they think about United States v. Nixon, 418 U.S. 683 (1974), the case in which a unanimous Court ordered the Nixon Administration to turn the White House tapes over to Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Few people today remember another 8-0 Supreme Court decision, United States v. U.S. District Court, 407 U.S. 297 (1972). (Justice William Rehnquist recused himself from both cases because of his recent work in the Nixon Justice Department). This 1972 case is perhaps the key to understanding the fundamental issue involved in the Watergate scandal.
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MKCI Celebrates Defense Verdict in Boston, MA Premises Liability Case!

The case involved an alleged slip and fall in the ladies room at a regional retailer’s location in Randolph, Massachusetts. The floor had recently been mopped and “wet floor” warning signs were posted in the hallway outside of the bathroom as well as inside the bathroom. There was also evidence that an employee orally warned Plaintiff that the floor had just been mopped. In addition, Plaintiff was captured on surveillance video walking past the warning sign that was outside of the ladies room at the time of the accident.
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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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