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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New Jersey Supreme Court Dismisses TCCWNA Claims Against Towing Companies

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.
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New Jersey Court Asserts Jurisdiction Over Archdiocese of Pennsylvania in Sex Abuse Case

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”).
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New Jersey Court Reinstates Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

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.
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