M&W Case Alert – Lori Brown Sternback Brings Home a “No Cause” in Monmouth County


Recently, one of our veteran trial attorneys, Lori Brown Sternback, tried a premises liability case in Monmouth County relating to an accident that occurred in the State of Vermont.more

Lori helped the jury navigate the terrain of New Jersey tort law with the help of Vermont and national building codes to arrive at a defense verdict.  Read the full Case Alert here.

Methfessel & Werbel Fall Highlights – 2023


M & W Fall Highlights include a District VIII Ethics Committee Chair appointee, NJICLE seminar presentations, an NJ Special Investigators Association presentation, an article publication and the NJLJ Insurance Defense Law Firm of the Year.more

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Methfessel & Werbel’s Gina Stanziale and Richard Nelke Present at the Insurance Law 2023 Seminar


On September 27, 2023 the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education will welcome moderator Gina Stanziale and speaker Richard Nelke who are presenting at the "Insurance Law 2023: Analysis of a Property Claim Seminar."more

The seminar will take a deep dive into first party property claims.  Read more here.

M&W Case Alert – New Jersey Law Journal Publishes Ric Gallin Article on Comparative Fault Allocation


In this week's New Jersey Law Journal, M&W partner Ric Gallin analyzes several important Appellate Division and Supreme Court rulings affecting the ability of defendants to seek contribution from other potentially responsible tortfeasors or liability insurers.more

Click here to read the article and feel free to email Ric with any questions about the application of these cases to your claims.

Case Alert – Appellate Division Affirms Dismissal of Business Interruption Claims Due to Covid-19


For two years M&W has been litigating the insurance implications of business interruption loss on account of COVID-19 shutdowns. On June 20, 2022 the Appellate Division provided a degree of much-needed finality, accepting the coverage arguments we have consistently advanced on behalf of the industry.more

In several matters consolidated under the lead case of Mac Property Group LLC, et al, v. Selective Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, the Appellate Division directly confronted the questions that we and our clients have been litigating in the trenches since March of 2020.  Read the full Case Alert here.

Case Alert – M&W’s Bill Bloom Testifies before State Commerce Committee


On June 20, 2022, Bill Bloom testified before the State Commerce Committee on behalf of the Insurance Council of New Jersey to address several proposed bills that are likely to adversely affect automobile insurers and their policyholders throughout the State.


The  subject proposed bills are S471, S481 and S2254 and the thrust of the opposition to the bills is the limit to consumer choice and increase in premiums.  Read the full Case Alert here.