CIVIL VERDICTS - PREMISES LIABILITY * Estate of Joan DeMarco v. The Marquis - Decedent business tenant of apartment/office complex owner murdered by former employee of defendant in violent assault during office burglary. Plaintiff's estate alleged negligent security theory of liability against defendant. Settlement negotiated with responsible insurance company in excess of One Million Two Hundred Thousand ($1,200,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. * Khaled Bakar v. Home Properties, Inc. - Plaintiff was standing on third floor balcony of friend's apartment owned by defendant, when the floor suddenly collapsed causing plaintiff to fall to ground. Plaintiff sustained fractured ribs, non-displaced tibia fracture and herniated disc, which was treated with physical therapy and multiple epidural injections. Montgomery County jury returned a verdict in the amount of Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine Thousand ($769,000.00) Dollars. Plaintiff filed Motion for Delay Damages which was granted and case was settled for Nine Hundred Thousand ($900,000.00) Dollars. * CIVIL VERDICTS - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS * Riccardo v. Kim - Plaintiff sustained fractured cervical vertebrae at C5-6 level which required two surgeries and metal screws, arising from a two vehicle automobile accident. Out-of-court settlement negotiated with responsible insurance carriers in amount of Four Hundred Thousand ($400,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. * Estate of Robert Kane v. Joseph Falco - Decedent killed while passenger in one-car accident where intoxicated driver lost control of vehicle. Wrongful death claim settlement negotiated with responsible insurance company in the amount of Six Hundred and Sixty Thousand ($660,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. * Vinnie Moss v. Baldi Transportation/Erie Insurance Company - Plaintiff awarded Two Hundred Thirty Five Thousand ($235,000.00) Dollars by jury after trial. Defendant trucking company bankrupt and uninsured. Uninsured motorist claim settlement negotiated with plaintiff's insurance company in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand ($200,00.00) Dollars. * CIVIL VERDICTS - LIQUOR LIABILITY * Gerald & Irene Kane v. Dublin Wine and Spirits and Commonwealth of PA - Plaintiff husband and wife sustained multiple injuries in head-on collision with drunk driver. Husband-plaintiff sustained head injury resulting in brain hemorrhage and coma, with substantial recovery. Wife-plaintiff sustained broken ankle. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendants prior to trial. Husband's claim - Two Hundred Forty Thousand ($240,000.00) Dollars. Wife's claim - Ninety Thousand ($90,000.00) Dollars. (Bucks County)* Edward Pisarek v. Adriatric Club - Plaintiff police officer assaulted while on duty by intoxicated bar patron skilled in martial arts. Plaintiff sustained permanent partial hearing loss and multiple lacerations. Non-jury trial verdict in favor of plaintiff and against defendant in amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars. (Philadelphia County) CIVIL VERDICTS - PRODUCT LIABILITY* Keith Rosenberger v. Galoob Toys, Inc. - Plaintiff sustained temporary partial loss of vision in one eye with increased risk of future glaucoma, when struck in eye by defendants' children's toy, while plaintiff demonstrated newly purchased toy for child. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendants in the amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. (Montgomery County)* Raymond Cost v. Caterpillar, Inc. - Plaintiff sustained partial amputation of his lower leg, when his foot was crushed in an unguarded pinchpoint of rotating couplings inside engine area, while plaintiff was performing maintenance of defendant's heavy trash compactor/metal shearer. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendant in the amount of Four Hundred Seventy Five Thousand ($475,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. (Montgomery County)

If you are considering a Divorce, or your spouse has taken steps to initiate a Divorce, then you need to speak with an attorney who can advise you of your legal rights. It is important to know what to expect from filing or defending against a Divorce action, and the financial impact that such an action will have on you. The law offices of McMahon, McMahon & Lentz has represented numerous individuals through the often contentious and lengthy litigation that is associated with a Divorce action. We strive to achieve the optimal outcome for our clients by keeping you informed, and educated throughout the process.





In the State of Pennsylvania, a Divorce action can be filed for Fault and/or No-Fault Grounds. Fault grounds means that your spouse has committed an act of marital misconduct in the form of any of the six statutorily enumerated grounds: desertion, cruelty, cruel and barbarous treatment, bigamy, imprisonment for a crime and indignities.  In addition, for a Fault ground, the other spouse would have to be considered as an innocent and injured spouse. No-Fault grounds mean that the marriage is irretrievably broken, and either, (1) you and your spouse consent to the Divorce, or (2) two years from the date of you final separation has elapsed. It is important to speak to an attorney regarding the best way to proceed with filing or defending against the grounds for divorce.

The attorneys at McMahon, McMahon & Lentz can also explain to you the Claims associated with a Divorce action that can be filed on your behalf to protect your legal rights, such as claims for Equitable Distribution meaning a division of your assets and debts, Alimony Pendente Lite/Alimony meaning periodic payments of support from your spouse, Counsel Fees, Costs, Expenses meaning that your spouse should contribute to the payment of these items, and Incorporation of Marital Settlement Agreement provided that your spouse is willing to negotiate the terms of a resolution to your Divorce matter. Also, if you retain our legal services, then you can be assured that all of the appropriate pleading and procedural requirements are properly followed so that your goals of the Divorce action are successfully met. We ask that you contact our office today so that we can speak with you about your situation.

The information contained herein should not be used as a substitute for personal legal advice. You should contact the Law Offices of McMahon, McMahon & Lentz to schedule a Consultation with an attorney who will speak to you regarding your specific situation.