Feb
21
2020
In New Jersey, landowners generally have a non-delegable duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner for those who come onto their premises. That often leads to personal injury claims where the landowner and tenant are both named, even where the lease agreement between a landowner and tenant provides that the tenant is solely responsible for maintenance and repair of the land and premises.
Feb
18
2020
In a recent decision of the Connecticut Supreme Court in the matter of State v. Raynor, 334 Conn. 264 (2019), the Court declined to require prospective jurors to disclose their racial background as part of the jury selection process.
Jan
30
2020
Judge Kenneth Powell granted the post-trial remittitur motion of Janssen Pharmaceuticalson January 17, 2020, thereby reducing the punitive damages awarded by the Philadelphia juryin October of 2019, down from $8 billionto $6.8 million.
Jan
29
2020
New Jersey passed the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) to provide its citizens with access to government records, in order to ensure an informed citizenry. A common law right to access public records has also existed parallel to, and unrestricted by, OPRA.
Jan
24
2020
Today, the firm is pleased to unveil its new name – McGivney, Kluger, Clark & Intoccia, P.C. The firm has elevated Senior Partners Joel Clark and Gary Intoccia to named partners of the firm, recognizing their decades of commitment to the firm, their practice, and their clients.
Jan
21
2020
On January 16, 2020, in a unanimous decision, New Jersey’s Supreme Court partially reversed a 2018 decision of the Appellate Division, and dismissed two separate claims, consolidated on appeal, made under the Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (“TCCWNA”) as putative class actions.
Jan
16
2020
On January 8, 2020, Judge Christine Smith, J.S.C. of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic County, published an opinion in the matter of John Doe 1 v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia, et al., ATL-L-950-16, in which the court asserted personal jurisdiction over the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary of Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (the “Archdiocese defendants”).
Jan
15
2020
The firm is proud to announce that New York City partner Mindy Jayne has obtained dismissal of a personal injury lawsuit against the firm’s retail-store client in the matter of MiclasseGue, et al. v. Acacia Realty, LLC, pending before the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Westchester County.
Jan
14
2020
The firm is proud to announce that New York City partner Mindy Jayne has obtained dismissal of a personal injury lawsuit against the firm’s retail-store client in the matter of MiclasseGue, et al. v. Acacia Realty, LLC, pending before the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Westchester County.
Jan
14
2020
According to a recent report from the New York Civil Justice Institute (“NYCJI”), a leading tort-reform organization, approximately half of plaintiffs in 175 New York asbestos-related lawsuits failed to take advantage of potential funds by filing claims with asbestos bankruptcy trusts.