County Not Liable Under New Jersey Civil Rights Act for Assault on Inmate

Assaults by one inmate on another occur in correctional facilities. However, government entities in New Jersey are only liable for the conduct of their employees if a constitutional violation is the result of a municipal policy or custom that violated an inmate’s constitutional rights, or that it applied a policy or custom in a manner that violated an inmate’s constitutional rights.
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Commercial Tenant’s Control and Possession of Property Allows Landowner to Escape Liability in New Jersey

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.
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Drastic Reduction in Philadelphia Risperdal Verdict

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.
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Joel Clark and Gary Intoccia Elevated to Named Partners

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.
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