Over the course of his nearly 40-year career, Ed has conducted more than 100 jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals. He represents businesses in civil litigation matters including contracts, products, construction, employment, trademarks, negligence, and insurance, and has handled matters in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and several other states throughout the country. His cases have involved alleged defects in consumer and industrial products, construction errors and delays, trademark infringement, fraud, commercial lease breaches, employment discrimination, insurance bad faith, insurance claims mishandling, retrospective premium overcharges, and negligence in hotels, bars, restaurants, schools, pharmacies, and retail stores. Ed serves as a judge pro tempore conducting mediations in the Dispute Resolution Center of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County and as an arbitrator for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. When he is not working, Ed enjoys motorcycle touring, downhill skiing, and cycling.
- Upper Moreland Township v. 7-Eleven, Inc.
Obtained non-jury verdict holding that township’s attempt to impose business privilege tax on $3 billion of client’s gross receipts generated in interstate commerce violated the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution.
- The Gleason Works v. Boninfante Friction Inc.
Won favorable non-jury verdict for world leading producer of gear manufacturing machines in contract dispute governed by the Uniform Commercial Code.
- Kingsbury, Inc. v. GE Energy Power Conversion UK, Limited
Obtained early dismissal of federal action alleging defective manufacture of multi-million dollar motor for experimental nuclear fission reactor in South Korea.
- Accor Franchising v. HI Hotel Group
Won jury verdict for trademark infringement on behalf of motel franchisor and obtained Third Circuit decision reversing District Court’s finding that a holdover motel franchisee is not a trademark counterfeiter thereby receiving award for treble damages and attorneys’ fees.
- Danella Companies, Inc. v. PMA
Successfully tried to verdict insurer’s claim that insured failed to pay premiums due for workers' compensation insurance and defeated insured’s counterclaim seeking compensatory and punitive damages for alleged claims mishandling.
- Global Contact v. Precision Tube Co.
Obtained favorable jury verdict against claim that client’s failure to manufacture to specifications copper-nickel tubes caused significant damages to importer of parts for United Arab Emirates desalination plant.
- Lobianco v. McKesson
Won summary judgment for pharmaceutical distributor accused of contributing to pharmacy error in dispensing cancer medication.
- Hymon v. Southland Corporation
Obtained defense verdict for major corporate client accused of causing death of customer who bought gasoline and used it in kerosene heater.