We Provide Representation in Pennsylvania
We Provide Representation in New York
We Provide Representation in New Jersey
We Provide Representation in Florida
We Provide Representation in West Virginia
We Provide Representation in Delaware
We Provide Representation in Maryland

MSZL&M secures dismissal with prejudice for fraud upon the court in slip-and-fall case

MIAMI, Florida (December 2017) – In a Florida case, a plaintiff brought a premises liability claim against our client for an alleged slip-and-fall incident. The Plaintiff claimed she sustained injuries to her head, neck, and back and denied having any prior injuries or preexisting conditions before the alleged incident.

Discovery to nonparties, however, revealed the Plaintiff had multiple motor vehicle accidents wherein she sustained exactly the same injuries she later alleged  were the result of the slip-and-fall. Additionally, attorney Ana Saruski discovered the plaintiff previously attempted—and failed—to procure benefits for those same ailments before suing our client.

With surveillance footage, photographs, insurance records, and medical records contradicting the plaintiff’s allegations, Ms. Saruski successfully moved the court for a dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims by demonstrating the plaintiff’s repeated efforts to lie and mislead the defense.

Motions to dismiss for fraud are difficult to prevail upon, but Ms. Saruski showed the court evidence from multiple sources and aspects of the plaintiff’s life and presented them clearly and efficiently, making it clear the plaintiff’s deceit was a deliberate scheme to subvert the judicial process.

Ms. Saruski practices in the firm’s Miami office and focuses primarily in the areas of premises liability, medical malpractice, automobile liability, trucking litigation, and negligent security.


Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers L.L.P. publishes this site to provide general information regarding certain fields of law to our clients and friends. As every situation is unique and the facts and advice would vary with individual circumstances, the information contained on this site does not constitute legal advice. Transmittal of information from this site or any use of electronic mail is not intended to create or establish an attorney-client relationship between Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers L.L.P. and anyone else. Do not send any information until you speak with one of our attorneys and receive authorization to do so. If any communication from this site is not in conformity with the rules and regulations of any state governing lawyer conduct, Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers L.L.P. will not accept representation which is based on such communication.
 
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers L.L.P. has offices in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh PA, Wheeling, WV, New York and Long Island NY, Cherry Hill NJ, Miami and Tampa, FL. None of the attorneys listed in this Web site are certified as an "expert" or "specialist" pursuant to any authority governing the practice of law in the State of New York.