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)

Attorney Stuart J. Schatz (Of Counsel)


E-mail: Stuart@McMahon4Law.com

Telephone: (610) 272-9502

Office Location: 21 West Airy Street Norristown, PA 19401

Bar Admissions: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Education: University of Baltimore School of Law

About

Mr. Schatz is a highly experienced litigator with a practice that focuses primarily on personal injury cases and family and domestic law. Thereafter, Mr. Schatz worked as an Assistant Public Defendant in Bucks County, PA (1977-1979), before moving into private practice with Kramer Kapustin & Schatz (1980-1986). He was subsequently an associate with Solomon, Berschler, & Warren (1985-1991) and shortly thereafter became partner of the firm Solomon, Berschler, Warren, Schatz & Flood (1991-2014). Most recently, Mr. Schatz was associate with Mandrachia Law (1991-2014).

Notable Achievements

In 2001, Mr. Schatz successfully argued before the Supreme Court, setting new legal precedent in the case of American Red Cross v. W.C.A.B. (Romano), 745 A.2d 78 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2000) aff’d 766 A.2d 328 (Pa. 2001). In that case, the Court held that when an employee sustains a work-related injury as a result of the negligence of an uninsured or underinsured motorist and recovers UM or UIM benefits from his or her own policy, an employer has no right of subrogation against that recovery, because the benefits were not from a third-party, but from the employee’s own motor vehicle policy for which the employee paid the premiums.

Mr. Schatz again successfully argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2003 and made new law in the case of Hoffman v. Troncelliti, 839 A.2d 1013 (Pa. Super. 2003). There, the Plaintiff, Sherry Hoffman, owned a car and had selected limited tort coverage. Her mother had full tort coverage. The Court held that in cases where there are two or more conflicting policies, the tort option covering the vehicle in which the party was injured should apply, so long as the injured party is an “insured” under that policy.

Education

Mr. Schatz obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore in 1974