The Tort Litigation Group at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott has successfully defended a wide variety of clients in connection with claims involving premises liability, professional errors and omissions, contractor liability, defamation, business torts and negligence. Examples of tort defense matters handled by the Group’s lawyers include the following cases:

  • Represented a national hotel chain in a wrongful death case involving a dram shop claim. The jury returned a verdict for the firm’s client.
  • Represented a national hotel chain in connection with a claim for premises liability based upon wrongful entry into a hotel room.
  • Represented a national property management firm in a premises liability claim that involved a serious injury to a business invitee. The jury returned a defense verdict.
  • Successfully defended a regional amusement park in a personal injury action involving a claim that a roller coaster was negligently maintained.
  • Defended an international engineering firm in connection with an errors and omissions claim that resulted in a very favorable arbitration award.
  • Represented various local government entities in connection with civil rights claims.
  • Represented a group home in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct between a counselor and a minor.
  • Represented a non-profit corporation regarding claims of harassment, trespass and First Amendment issues.
  • Represented a corporation that operates juvenile detention facilities in connection with various claims of sexual abuse between staff personnel and residents.
  • Represented a hospital in connection with a claim by a visitor that she was sexually assaulted.

In every case the firm’s attorneys attempt to resolve claims at the earliest possible time, whether by dispositive motions or settlement. However, the Tort Litigation Group is comprised of experienced trial lawyers who are well equipped to try any case to verdict and to achieve successful results for our clients.

In appropriate cases we recommend use of alternative dispute resolution techniques, such as mediation and early neutral evaluation. Members of the Group have been actively involved in the creation of several court-annexed ADR programs, and we have a thorough understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of such programs. Members of the Group have served as private and court-appointed arbitrators, mediators, special masters and adjunct settlement judges. We have found that the use of the right ADR technique can result in significant savings to our clients in appropriate cases.