• Granted summary judgment - Saved Client $250,000

    Construction Disputes

    Successful in obtaining summary judgment for one our clients. The matter involved a construction site accident. Plaintiff was crushed when a concrete truck backed into a masonry wall, knocking if over on to him. Plaintiff suffered significant orthopedic injuries which consisted of fracture of the femoral shaft, injuries to his right knee and left shoulder. He was required to undergo three separate surgeries for these injuries. His workers compensation lien was over $250,000.

    Our client was the developer of the project which consisted of seven duplex homes. Plaintiff argued that our client was responsible wholly or in part for the happening of the accident as the landowner. We argued that our client had hired a general contract which was responsible for all aspects of the project – means and methods of construction, hiring of trades, coordinating of trades, oversight of trades/their employees and responsible for onsite safety.

    After oral argument the court agreed with our position and granted summary judgment.

    I was on the brief and argued the motion. Veronica Abraham assisted with the brief.

    The case was venued in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Essex County.

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  • Dismissed Liability

    Commercial

    DEFENSE OF CLIENT ASSUMED BY CO-DEFENDANT

    In this matter, Plaintiff alleged a slip and fall on a sidewalk adjacent to client’s store. As a result of their fall, plaintiff suffered a fractured hip with complete replacement. Co-defendant, snow removal contractor denied all liability. After discovery, the snow removal contractor picked up our client’s tender, and reimbursed 100% of defense costs. This matter was handled by Len Kushnir.

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  • Dismissed - Saved Client $950,000

    Construction Disputes

    REARDON ANDERSON, LLC SAVES CLIENT $950,000

    This matter (which was venued in the Bronx) involved a construction site accident where the plaintiff was an employee of the General Contractor. As a result of the accident, plaintiff claimed loss of vision. Our client’s defense was previously handled by national insurance defense firm which recommended a $950,000 reserve. After the file was reassigned to Reardon Anderson, LLC, a tender was made to the general counsel. The general contractor not only agreed to pick up the defense of the firm’s client, but reimburse 100% of the client’s legal bills for defending the action. This matter was handled by Len Kushnir.

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  • Dismissed Liability

    Insurance Defense

    DISMISSAL OF CLIENT FROM PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY CLAIM
    Insurance Defense -- Erik Anderson was successful in having his client dismissed in connection with a private mortgage dispute in lieu of having to file an answer. In this matter, the plaintiff claimed that Erik's professional client was responsible, in part, for an alleged improper mortgage being recorded. Erik was able to convince counsel for the plaintiff that his client had no liability for the alleged damages. Counsel agreed and dismissed Erik's client prior to having to file an answer.
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  • Dismissed Liability

    Commercial

    DEFENSE VERDICT

    Fall down accident -- Reardon Anderson, LLC successfully obtained a defense verdict on behalf of its hospitality client. In this matter, plaintiff alleged to have tripped and fallen resulting in a broken hip requiring surgery and $153,000 in medical bills. The jury found no liability against Reardon Anderson, LLC's client.

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  • Dismissed

    Insurance Defense

    DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE

    Transportation/Insurance Coverage -- Reardon Anderson, LLC was successful in having its NTL carrier dismissed via summary judgment in a UIM Subrogation claim.

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  • Dismissed

    Construction Disputes

    DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE

    Construction accident -- Reardon Anderson, LLC was successful in obtaining a dismissal of its client/developer of a property upon which an individual claimed personal injuries arising from a construction site accident.

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  • Dismissed Liability

    Insurance Defense

    INDEMNIFICATION DEMAND ACCEPTED

    Construction accident/insurance coverage -- Reardon Anderson, LLC was successful in having its general contractor client's defense and indemnification taken over by the carrier of a subcontractor. The carrier which took over the defense reimbursed our client's carrier for costs and fees incurred in defending the action.

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  • Dismissed Liability - Saved Client $350,000

    Insurance Defense

    DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE

    Transportation/Insurance coverage -- Reardon Anderson, LLC was successful in having its NTL carrier dismissed via summary judgment in a PIP reimbursement claim in which plaintiff was looking to recovery $350,000.

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  • Dismissed

    Commercial Litigation

    DISMISSAL OF ACTION

    Commercial litigation/construction/federal practice -- Reardon Anderson, LLC was successful in having plaintiff's complaint filed in the NJ District Court against its out of state client dismissed and transferred to the district court in which their client is based. This matter involved a contractual dispute arising out of a project which took place in Minnesota.

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  • Succeeded

    Construction Disputes

    APPELLATE PRACTICE

    Reardon Anderson, LLC was successful in convincing the Appellate Division to deny a co-defendant's motion for leave to appeal a denial of their motion for summary judgment based on a Statute of Limitations Argument. This matter arose out of a construction site accident.

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  • No Cause (dismissed)

    Commercial

    NO CAUSE

    Trip and Fall Accident -- Tom Reardon obtained a no cause of action on behalf of his client in a matter which was tried before a jury in Newark, New Jersey. Plaintiff had filed suit alleging that Mr. Reardon’s client was negligent due to having steps on its premises which violated building codes. As a result of the fall, plaintiff suffered a fractured hip which required open reduction internal fixation. Approximately one year after the accident, plaintiff alleged that a pain shot down her leg causing her to fall resulting in a Tibia/fibula fracture requiring an additional open reduction internal fixation. Plaintiff’s total medical bills of $153,000 were presented by the plaintiff to the jury during the trial. Mr. Reardon was successful in arguing that the plaintiff’s expert cited alleged violations of the Uniform Construction Code which were not in effect at the time that the stairs in question were built. Ultimately, the jury returned a no cause of action on behalf of Mr. Reardon’s client.

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  • Succeeded

    Commercial Truck Insurance

    INDEMNIFICATION DEMAND ACCEPTED

    Trucking -- Erik Anderson was successful in having the insurance company of a motor carrier accept the defense and indemnification of his client in a multiple plaintiff personal injury case. Mr. Anderson’s client was a truck driver involved in an accident while operating under dispatch. The motor carrier’s insurance company refused to accept a tender made on behalf of Mr. Anderson’s client at the start of the litigation. Upon the conclusion of discovery, Mr. Anderson was successful in having the motor carrier’s insurance company agree to defend and indemnify his client. The insurance company for the motor carrier also agreed to pay Mr. Anderson’s insurance company for all fees and costs associated with defending the matter from the tender up to taking over the defense.

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  • No Cause (dismissed)

    Commercial

    NO CAUSESlip and Fall Accident

    Tom Reardon was successful in obtaining a no cause of action on behalf of his client. This matter was tried before a jury in Middlesex County. In this matter, plaintiff alleged to have slipped and fallen on liquid which had been spilled onto the floor. As a result of the fall, plaintiff suffered a compression fracture of his back and a fracture of his thumb. During the trial, Mr. Reardon argued that all reasonable actions were taken to warn patrons of the spill by attempting to cordon off the area of the spill. Plaintiff’s demand before the trial was $60,000. The jury returned a verdict of no cause of action on behalf of Mr. Reardon’s client.

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  • Dismissed

    Residential

    DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE

    Property Damage -- Erik Anderson was successful in having the plaintiff in a lawsuit involving alleged property damage agree to dismiss his client with prejudice. Plaintiff purchased a new home located on a peninsula in Atlantic City. After closing, plaintiff claimed that he discovered that the street in front of his new house flooded making it inaccessible on a number of occasions. Plaintiff contended that Mr. Anderson’s client, who owned a marina across the street, negligently maintained its bulkhead contributing to the flooding of the street. In this action, plaintiff was seeking rescission of the $1 million contract for the purchase of his house or money for damages sustained by the floods and for his inconvenience. Plaintiff ultimately agreed to dismiss its case against Mr. Anderson’s client and proceed against the remaining defendants.

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  • No Cause (dismissed)

    Commercial

    NO CAUSE

    Slip and Fall Accident -- Tom Reardon was successful in obtaining a no cause of action on behalf of his client in connection with a lawsuit brought by a plaintiff alleging to have slipped and fallen on water. As a result of this fall, plaintiff suffered a fractured hip requiring open reduction internal fixation. Plaintiff underwent rehabilitation for four months and had total medical bills of $110,000. On behalf of the defense, Mr. Reardon argued that the plaintiff was bumped into by another patron resulting in the fall. The jury accepted Mr. Reardon’s version of the accident and returned a no cause of action on behalf of his client.

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  • Dismissed

    Business Litigation

    DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE

    Professional Negligence -- Erik Anderson was successful in having a plaintiff dismiss its claim against an attorney alleging a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. In this Federal action, plaintiff alleged that Mr. Anderson’s client violated the FDCPA in attempting to collect a debt owed to a credit card company. Mr. Anderson’s client was dismissed with prejudice from the action by the plaintiff.

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