Sep. 28 2023

MGC Obtains Summary Judgment Victory in Negligent Security Action

JD Keister and Stephen Pytlik of MGC recently obtained a complete summary judgment victory in an alleged wrongful death and catastrophic injury negligent security action pending in Cumberland County, North Carolina. Keister and Pytlik represented a local business in a suit arising out of a tragic double shooting that occurred off the business’ premises, resulting in one death and significant injuries to a separate individual.

MGC was first retained only four months prior to trial and secured the result less than two weeks before jury selection was to begin. The plaintiffs had previously demanded the business’ policy limits, but after more than two hours of argument, the Court found no negligence on the part of the defendant.

JD Keister has practiced civil and complex litigation at MGC for over two decades. He routinely engages in the representation of parties in construction, professional liability, bad faith, real estate litigation, catastrophic loss, commercial litigation and first party defense for insurance carriers. JD’s expansive construction practice includes the representation of contractors, subcontractors, designers, developers and their insurance companies. His professional liability experience includes the regular representation of architects and engineers, attorneys, real estate brokers and agents, insurance brokers and matters that stem from director and officer liability.

Stephen Pytlik is an attorney in MGC’s Raleigh office with a practice focusing on complex litigation and administrative proceedings, representing a range of licensed professionals, companies and individuals. Stephen has been engaged directly by several universities, businesses and individuals to represent them in connection with licensure or civil litigation matters.

This legal update is published as a service to our clients and friends. It is intended to provide general information and does not constitute legal advice regarding any specific situation. Past success does not indicate likelihood of success in any future legal representation.