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COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Litigation

October 2020

Boni, Zack & Snyder recently filed class action lawsuits on behalf of restaurants and other businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic against insurance companies, including Erie Insurance Exchange and Sentinel Insurance Co. (a subsidiary of The Hartford Financial Services Group), that have denied coverage under business interruption policies intended to indemnify policyholders for lost income and profits if their businesses were shut down.

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Interior Molded Doors Antitrust Litigation

September 2020

BZS is pleased to announced that the In re Interior Molded Doors Antitrust Litigation has settled for $56 million. BZS is one of two interim lead counsel. The hearing on Plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary settlement approval is schedule for October 8, 2020.

Three BZS Partners Selected as Super Lawyers

August 2019

BZS is pleased to announce that all three of its partners, Mike Boni, Josh Snyder and John Sindoni, were selected to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. Less than 5% of all Pennsylvania attorneys are selected. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at No aspect of this announcement has been approved by any court.

Mike Boni and BZS Appointed Interim Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in In Re: Interior Molded Doors Antitrust Litigation

October 2018

On October 19, 2018, the Firm filed an antitrust class action against the leading manufacturers of interior molded doors. The plaintiffs allege that the defendants conspired to fix the prices of interior molded doors – a popular type of interior residential door – causing those prices to be artificially inflated. On November 16, 2018, Mr. Boni and BZS were appointed interim co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs.

Joshua Snyder and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project Secure Freedom for Letitia “Teri” Smallwood

April 2018

In 2015, Mr. Snyder and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project won a new trial for their client Teri Smallwood, who had been convicted in 1972 of starting a fire that killed two people despite there being no physical evidence or eyewitness testimony directly linking her to the crime.  In vacating her conviction, the Court held that the revolutionary changes in fire science since her conviction constituted newly discovered evidence that could have altered the outcome of her trial.  After 42 years of incarceration, Ms. Smallwood was released on bail pending the Commonwealth's appeal and a potential new trial.   In April, 2018, the parties reached an agreement ending Ms. Smallwood’s case, and ensuring that Ms. Smallwood will remain a free woman.

Joshua Snyder and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project Secure Freedom for Letitia “Teri” Smallwood

Joshua Snyder Becomes A Name Partner

March 2018

The firm is pleased to announce that Joshua Snyder has been made a name partner. The firm is now Boni, Zack & Snyder LLC.

The Firm Retained in Cases Related to Opioids Epidemic

February 2018

The firm has been retained to represent Bucks and Clinton Counties, PA, in connection with the Opioids Epidemic.

Harlequin Romance Novelists Seek OK Of $4.1M Royalty Deal

June 2016

$200M MLB Antitrust Deal Cutting Cost Of Web Streams OK'd

April 2016

MLB, Fans Settle TV Antitrust Class Action Just Before Trial

January 2016

NHL Settlement Approved In Broadcast Antitrust Case

September 2015

Mr. Boni Completes Tenure as President of Local JNF Chapter

July 2015

Mr. Boni is winding down his two year tenure as President of the Eastern Pennsylvania Board of Directors of the Jewish National Fund. He steps down in October 2015.

Joshua Snyder Receives Award

May 2015

The Pennsylvania Innocence Project Presents Mr. Snyder with the Edward D. Ohlbaum Volunteer Award


Forex Investors Say Record Justifies Big-Bank Cartel Suits

July 2014

2nd Circ. Rekindles Romance Novel Royalty Suit

May 2014

Philadelphia Sues Banks Over Libor Losses In Swaps

July 2013

New Attorneys Join The Firm

May 2013

Boni & Zack is pleased to announce the addition of John E. Sindoni and Julie Fuchs as counsel to the firm. Please review their bios in the "Lawyers" section of this site.

Passing of Joanne Zack

October 2012

Founding partner Joanne Zack passed away on October 4, 2012. Obituary here.

Penn State Hires 9/11 Fund Atty To Settle Sandusky Claims

September 2012

Harlequin Cheats Romance Writers On E-Book Royalties: Suit

July 2012

Mr. Boni Appears on TV Regarding Jerry Sandusky Trial

November 2011

Mr. Boni was retained to represent Victim 1 and his mother in potential civil litigation against Jerry Sandusky and others. In connection with his representation, Mr. Boni appeared on numerous television news shows and was quoted in many newspaper articles about the Penn State University story. See, e.g.: 

Apple Sued Over Fees For Virtual Products In Games

April 2011

Mr. Boni the Subject of Penn Law Journal Story on Copyright Law in the Digital Age

March 2011

Mr. Boni was the subject of the Fall 2010 cover story in the Penn Law Journal, entitled, "The New Digital Divide"

Equal Justice Award

May 2010

Mr. Boni was presented with The Equal Justice Award by Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, where he served on the Leadership Council.

Yahoo Settles Pay-Per-Click Advertisers' Class Action

October 2009