15Sep 2015

Sweeney & Sheehan Managing Partner Warren Voter and Partner Barbara O’Connell will be giving presentations at the USLAW Fall Client Conference, scheduled for September 17-19 at the Westin Copley Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Voter is speaking in a Product Liability presentation on Managing the Media in the Aftermath of a Catastrophic Event, and Ms. O’Connell is speaking in a Labor and Employment presentation on The Birds, The Bees and The Legalese of Pregnancy Leave. For more information about USLAW, visit www.uslaw.org.

28May 2015

Sweeney & Sheehan partners Barbara O’Connell, recognized for Employment Litigation: Defense, and Warren Voter and J. Michael Kunsch, each recognized for Personal Injury Products: Defense, have been named 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers  by Thomson Reuters.   In addition, Sweeney & Sheehan Associate Brian Perez was recognized as a Rising Star for Personal Injury Products: Defense.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multifaceted and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  Only 5 percent of the state’s 50,000 lawyers make it through the rigorous selection process.

13Apr 2015

Sweeney & Sheehan partner Michael Kunsch gave two presentations at the Spring 2015 USLAW Client Conference in San Antonio, Texas. On Friday, April 10, Mr. Kunsch spoke on the topic of risk management and indemnity agreements. On Saturday, April 11, he participated in a panel presentation on managing construction defect litigation. For more information about USLAW, visit www.uslaw.org.

13Feb 2015

New Jersey managing partner Andy Siegeltuch recently obtained a defense verdict in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on behalf of a security officer for the Camden County Board of Social Services in a federal civil rights case. The officer had been accused of choking unconscious, kicking and dragging the plaintiff, a customer of the Board, following a verbal encounter between the two. The plaintiff asserted the officer used execessive force during the encounter, in violation of his 4th Amendment rights, a claim the jury rejected.

 

30Dec 2014

In a case where a sexual harassment plaintiff who was allegedly raped by her immediate supervisor accepted an offer of judgment approximately one-tenth of her settlement demand, plaintiff’s counsel filed a fee petition seeking more than $1.2 in attorneys’ fees. Firm partner, Robyn McGrath, successfully argued to the court that the plaintiff’s attorneys’ engaged in double billing, billing for unnecessary work, and overcharging for almost every task.

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26Dec 2014

The New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed a summary judgment order obtained by Partner, Robyn McGrath, and Senior Associate, Denise Montgomery, in a case where a fifteen year old special education student was shot on the grounds of his school. The trial court granted summary judgment to the defendant school on the grounds of charitable immunity. On appeal, plaintiff argued that the trial court had erred in holding that the conduct of the defendant school and its employees did not constitute gross negligence as a matter of law and that the question should be decided by a jury.

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