Jan
17
2019
Justice Manuel Mendez granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment, which was predicated on the doctrine of preemption, in the Estate of Michael Hanley matter. In this matter, decedent worked as an electrician for the Long Island Railroad from the 1970s until approximately 2000.
Jan
17
2019
Justice Manuel Mendez granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment, which was predicated on the doctrine of preemption, in the Estate of Michael Hanley matter. In this matter, decedent worked as an electrician for the Long Island Railroad from the 1970s until approximately 2000.
Jan
14
2019
Justice Manuel Mendez granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment, which was predicated on the doctrine of preemption, in the Estate of Michael Hanley matter. In this matter, decedent worked as an electrician for the Long Island Railroad from the 1970s until approximately 2000.
Jan
11
2019

Joel Clark (Chairperson) and Chuck McGivney (Panelist) to speak at the upcoming Harris Martin New Jersey Asbestos Seminar on February 13th 2019. See agenda attached.

Jan
08
2019
New Jersey’s Appellate Division recently reversed a Bergen County trial court and remanded the matter for a new trial, following a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff. In the matter of Juan Morales-Hurtado v. Abel Reinoso, a motor vehicle negligence action, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff for $50,000 in pain and suffering, plus $71,615.73 for past medical expenses.
Jan
08
2019
Back in March 2017, the Connecticut Appellate Court issued a 161 page decision in R.T. Vanderbilt Co. v. Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co., 171 Conn. App. 61, 156 A.3d 539 (2017).
Dec
19
2018
On December 5, 2018, the New Jersey Appellate Division, in an unpublished opinion, (N.W v. Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Docket No. A-5079-16T4), affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s complaint against a school district which alleged that a single racially disparaging remark stated a claim under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), N.J.S.A. 10:5-1 to -49.
Nov
21
2018
The Committee on Opinions recently approved for publication an October 27, 2017 Atlantic County Law Division Opinion in Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. v. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, which bears upon insurance carriers’ and defense attorneys’ ability to investigate claims prior to the institution of suit.
Nov
21
2018
Plaintiff Staci Piech was attending a 40th birthday party hosted by the defendant John Layendecker (John) for his son Glenn Layendecker (Glenn) when an eighteen-to-twenty inch thin hollow metal pole used by Glenn to strike a piñata broke off and struck her arm causing permanent nerve damage.
Nov
20
2018
In New Jersey, the Patients First Act establishes certain qualifications that expert witnesses in medical malpractice cases must possess. The expert generally must practice in the same specialty.