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Appellate Division Rules that Plaintiff May Recover Medical Expenses Beyond PIP Limits

The Appellate Division has ruled that a plaintiff may recover medical expenses in excess of the PIP benefit limits contained in their automobile insurance policy. In the two cases before the court, ...
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Reardon Anderson, LLC Granted a Summary Judgement in Fall Accident

We are happy to report we were able to obtain a summary judgment in a recent case. The Plaintiff in the case was the victim of a fall, when they slipped on ice in the parking lot of a national ...
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Businesses Small & Large Can Encounter These 4 Common Lawsuits

From an international corporation headquartered on the world-famous Wall Street of New York to the mom-and-pop shop in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, no company is immune from legal troubles. When ...
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New Jersey Supreme Court Rules that Sleeping Juror Does Not Warrant a New Trial

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that a sleeping juror did not warrant a new trial following the conviction of a defendant in an assault case. In State v. Mohammed, the defendant was involved in ...
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CGL Policies Issued to Developers May Cover Damages Caused by Subcontractors

Insurers using or modeling their policies after the 1986 version of the ISO standard form Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy, beware. The coverage provided may be broader than you think. ...
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Attorney Anderson of Reardon Anderson, LLC Sworn Into U.S. Supreme Court

In an ideal world, all legal matters would be fairly settled in a timely manner that doesn’t have to preoccupy plaintiffs and defendants alike. However, litigation exists for a reason and some ...
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No Blanket Immunity for Nonprofits

While the Charitable Immunity Act provides a significant shield to nonprofits against claims of negligence, as the Appellate Division reiterated in a recent unpublished decision, the Act has its ...
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5 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer when Starting a Business

Starting a business can be an exciting and sometimes overwhelming endeavor. As a person embarks on new entrepreneurial paths and looks to build their livelihood, they will eventually encounter certain ...
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Mode-Of-Operation Rule Narrowly Construed

In a published decision by the New Jersey Appellate Division, Troupe v. Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp. , (A-1687-14T4), the court found that the mode-of-operation rule does not apply when the ...
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NJ Supreme Court Rules That Homeowners Association Can Be Held Liable for a Slip and Fall

In Qian v. Toll Brothers, the New Jersey Supreme Court was called upon to address whether a Homeowners Association can be held liable for an accident which occurs on a sidewalk in a development ...
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The Use of Civil Reservations in New Jersey Municipal Court

In the case of Maida v. Kuskin, 221 N.J. 112 (2015) the New Jersey Supreme Court, discussed the standard to be used to determine whether a civil reservation, entered as part of a guilty plea in ...
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New Jersey Supreme Court Holds Homeowner Can't Sue for Oil Contamination

This matter involves a homeowner (Ross), who discovered that a next door neighbor’s (Lowitz) underground storage tank leaked oil which then contaminated his property. The facts of the case ...
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Breach of Contract Basics

For most business owners and large corporations, contracts are essential to everyday operations. Covering everything from scheduled deliveries and employee salaries to trading assets to truces between ...
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Court Defines Role of Worker's Employer in Tort Actions

An injured worker’s employer not only may participate in a trial stemming from a workplace accident, but can be placed on a verdict sheet for a jury to allocate a percentage of fault to the ...
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Erik Anderson Designated as Certified Civil Trial Attorney

Our firm is proud to announce that founding partner Erik Anderson was recently designated as a certified civil trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court. This exciting accomplishment is reserved ...
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School's Out for Summer

As Alice Cooper crooned, “School’s out for summer!” That means it’s time for the beach, the boardwalk, and baseball games. It also means summer camps will be in full swing. ...
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Model Civil Jury Charge Update in Hostile Work Environment Claims

The New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges has approved as of June 1, 2015 that the Model Civil Jury Charge, for use by the Bar and Trial Courts,be updated specifically as to ...
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Fame and Misfortune

The owner of America’s most recent challenger for the horseracing’s Triple Crown: American Pharoah (sic), finds himself embroiled in another lawsuit that stems from an alleged failure to ...
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Duty to Preserve Evidence in the Age of Social Media

As noted by the author, Eric Goldman in a recent Forbes Magazine article, “Are Facebook Photos More Discoverable in Litigation than other Social Media Content?”, information found on ...
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Working with Home Improvement & Elevation Contractors Can Be a Breeze if You Know Your Rights

New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act (N.J.S.A. 56:8-1 et seq.) is one of the nation’s most expansive and highly protective public watchdogs. The statute encompasses a wide range of industries, ...
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New Jersey Court System Implement New Business Court

The New Jersey Supreme Court has approved implementation of the Complex Business Litigation Program (the Program) for the handling of complex business, commercial and construction cases. The Program ...
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Hearsay! Hearsay! New Jersey Appellate Division Issues Ruling on "Improper Bootstrapping"!

The recent Appellate Division ruling in James v. Ruiz, A-3543-13T2 (App. Div. 2015) has addressed the ever present issue of “bootstrapping” through expert testimony. Expert ...
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Litigant Not Entitled to Attorney's Fees Under High/Low Settlement Agreement

This matter arises from an October 2006 accident when a 3-year-old child, Kristen Jennings, suffered injuries while in the care of the defendant Carol Collins. Ms. Collins was a close family friend of ...
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Slip and Fall on Common Sidewalk: Can a Homeowner's Association be Held Liable?

Homeowner’s Associations beware. In a case recently argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court, a plaintiff asked the Court to overturn lower court rulings that found the plaintiff’s ...
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Federal Court Orders Production of Surveillance Video of Plaintiff

The United States District Court for New Jersey has ruled that surveillance video taken of a plaintiff after his accident must be produced by defense counsel prior to the taking of plaintiff's ...
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