Our Partner, Glenn A. Ricketti, Esq. recently wrapped up a trial involving a hotly disputed, intersectional collision, motor vehicle case between the client’s work van and the plaintiffs car where plaintiff alleged five herniated discs and proposed future back surgery. Halfway through the trial the Plaintiff’s settlement demand remained over $225,000. Following Glenn’s cross examination of the Plaintiff, in which Glenn caught the Plaintiff lying about his past medical condition, the case settled for a mere $7,500.
After the resolution of the case the client’s President provided the following note to the insurer:
“My company was represented by Mr. Glenn Ricketti in a recent jury trial. I wanted to reach out to you and express what a pleasure it was to have him handle my case. He was extremely organized for the trial and prepared myself and our witness so that we both felt confident entering the courtroom. The case/trial was estimated to last three days but turned out to only last three hours with a settlement.
As much as I would rather never see an attorney again, if the need should arise, I would feel relieved to have Glenn representing [our company] again. I would like to thank Margolis Edelstein for this case’s WIN!!!”
Upon learning our Wilmington, Delaware based partner, Jim Huggett, secured the dismissal of our law firm client in a Bankruptcy matter, the claim professional commented:
“Excellent, very pleased with your results, obviously, but also with your attention to details and communication. Thank you.”
Upon learning of the EEOC decision to Dismiss the Plaintiff’s Charge of Discrimination against a suburban Pittsburgh Township, the Township Solicitor sent the following note to the Township insurer: “Although I’m sure that you already know it, Charlie Saul is a credit to the profession. Thank-you for bringing him to (our) Township.”
Upon learning a challenging premises liability lawsuit involving an invitee to commercial property who had sustained a serious compression fracture in her lower back, was resolved, the client responded to Jerry as follows:
“Thanks Gerald! Great news!! I am very pleased and relieved this lawsuit has been settled. I appreciate all your help – you took good care of us, and made the process smooth and understandable. I wish you health and prosperity forever! Warm Regards …”
Upon learning that our Western PA based colleague, Kyle McGee, amicably resolved a serious products liability matter on behalf of his client, where the settlement demand was in the high six-figure range, and the case resolved for less than the anticipated future cost of defense, the claim professional commented: “This is fabulous! The more I think of this…the more pleased I am regarding the outcome. The plaintiffs came down off of their ivory tower! Great job!”
After successfully resolving a serious bodily injury matter on behalf of our regional grocer/retailer, The Chief Risk Officer sent the following note to Bill and Jonathan: “Thank you for your outstanding representation in this matter. We certainly appreciate how your firm has always worked very hard on our behalf. My hope is that we do not need your defense services frequently, however, I would strongly lean toward your firm to assist in these important matters. Again thank you ….”
Upon successfully resolving a serious auto liability matter, the claim professional/large loss adjuster, commented: “Jerry … I wanted to say again you did a fantastic job in the plaintiff deposition which aided us in being able to resolve this matter. Thank you.”
After successfully concluding a settlement agreement with a malpractice Plaintiff which allowed an IRS refund request on the Plaintiff’s behalf for several hundred thousand dollars, and then overseeing the refund petition to the IRS, the refund was granted and that greatly lowered the carrier’s indemnity obligation under the settlement. The professional lines claim counsel commented:
“WOW! Thank you for all of the excellent hard work in helping to bring this long journey to a great conclusion, gentlemen!”
Upon learning our Philadelphia based partner, Cathy Straggas, had recovered for our client on a contribution action, the national claims administrator commented
“Hello Cathy: Thank you. (Our retailer client) rarely gets any reimbursement over the last years- it seems we pay out on endless files and pay all fees on these tender issues and never get anything back. This is great. This file will be a milestone. The client will love this.”
Upon learning a challenging defense case had been amicably resolved and the need for further extensive trial preparation and testimony eliminated, our client commented: Stephanie. What a relief. Thanks so much for your hard work on the case. I spoke to Emery yesterday and thanked him as well. Both of you have been very understanding and helpful during this long process. I sincerely appreciate it. Take care.