Morgan & Akins Gets $1.5m+ Lawsuit Dismissed By Motion Practice

Chad Jackson, a partner at Morgan & Akins, recently filed and successfully argued a Rule 12.02(6) Motion to Dismiss a cause of action for negligence where Plaintiff sought “in excess of $1,500,000 plus punitive damages” against Morgan & Akins’ client. As shown by this result, early motion practice, when applicable, can be an effective tool for bringing claims to a conclusion prior to expensive written discovery and depositions.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day, the Philadelphia office of Morgan & Akins volunteered to paint the computer lab at the Francisville Playground. Even some of the “junior members” of our firm got involved. It was a great day of service and giving back to the community!

Morgan & Akins Obtains Defense Verdict in Philadelphia

Mark T. Gallagher (first chair) and Wendy S. Smith (second chair) prevailed in a 3-day trial commencing in a defense verdict on August 16, 2018.  The case involved a slip and fall at an apartment complex, involving a sympathetic plaintiff with multiple pre-existing conditions.

Plaintiff’s demand was $400,000; although there were a number of issues surrounding the circumstances of the alleged fall.  The jury returned with a defense verdict in less than 2 hours.  The client, Mark, Wendy, and the Morgan & Akins team are thrilled with the outcome!