Decision Upheld in Denying Hospital’s Motion to Dismiss in a Wrongful Death Case

In Joyner v. Ortiz, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Docket No. A-2264-12 (July 8, 2013), the appellate panel held, despite plaintiff’s failure to name a defendant hospital within the two year time statute of limitations, the case could proceed against the hospital named in the amended complaint, as the wrongful death complaint was timely […]

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Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman 2015 Legal Studies Scholarship

As part of its community efforts to support the community of those New Jersey residents who have been affected by personal injury, the law firm of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman has announced the creation of the annual Legal Studies Education Scholarship. This $2,500 scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2015, and […]

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Workers Compensation Carrier and Employers Not Entitled to Reimbursement on Workers Compensation Third Party Action

In Thomas v. City of East Orange, Docket No. 1-1468-10 (App. Div. 2011), the Appellate Division panel, Judges Reisner and LeWinn, affirmed the trial court’s ruling, holding an injured employee does not have to reimburse an employer or carrier for monies paid on a workers compensation claim when the third-party tortfeasor is a public entity.. […]

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Have You or Someone You Know Used Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor, or Tribenzor?

Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman is currently on the forefront of investigating claims and filing suit against Daiichi Sankyo, the manufacturer of Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor, and Tribenozor – products which contain the active ingredient Olmesartan medoxomil. Studies have linked olmesaratan with several maladies, most important, a condition called sprue-like enteropathy, a rare and debilitating […]

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Sizeable Verdict Against Devious Defendant in Simple Slip and Fall Litigation

How far might a defending entity go to skip out on fair compensation? One may be surprised how far even an innocuous business may go to prevent recovery at trial. The court allowed for a presumption the information sought to be concealed would be damaging to the defendant, Outback Steak House of Florida, Inc. (“Outback”) […]

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$21.7 Million Award to Plaintiff in Water Craft Crash

Can you imagine going for a ride on a jet ski or similar water craft and sustaining a traumatic injury due in part to a defective design that has existed in the watercraft since the date of purchase? This was the experience of the successful plaintiffs at trial, Fabiola Esparza and other plaintiffs (collectively “Esparza”) […]

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The Depths of Negligence, Major Contribution Provided by Municipal Complex

Could you imagine government employees making repeated repairs to a continuously recurring sinkhole, but not putting up signs or cones around it to warn innocent third parties of danger? Well, the answer might be “Of course I can!” But this story of negligence should still be filed under the “Impressive” category. The injured plaintiff, Constance Childs-Abdullah […]

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Victory for Consumers Against Repeat Offenders of New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act

How devious might a defendant act with regards to selling “Defective products?” The Superior Court of New Jersey ruled against sellers of diseased pets and upheld the trial court’s summary judgment ruling in favor of plaintiff consumers in Chiesa v. Levine, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Docket No.: A-4055-11T3. The New Jersey Attorney General […]

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Separating the Tree From the Forest: Superior Court Explains Meaning Behind Notice, Court Limitations, and Palpable Unreasonableness in Tree Case

In DeFreese v. Spizziri, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Docket No.: A-5094-11T3, the plaintiffs, Theresa and Janice DeFreese appealed a 2012 order granting summary judgment in favor of the Township of Mahwah (“Township”). The DeFreeses claimed they sustained bodily injury as well as damage to the vehicle they were travelling in, resulting from […]

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One Jury Verdict Shutting Out Plaintiff From Recovery May Not Be End All Be All

Can you imagine being able to overturn a jury verdict and getting another shot at trial? One might be surprised to find out that a jury verdict can be overturned if certain conditions are met, mainly the jury’s verdict constitutes a miscarriage of justice. The plaintiff in Carmello v. Singh, Inc., Superior Court of New […]

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