Parties Ordered to Hire Neutral Expert to Look into Plaintiff’s Facebook Account

How might Facebook threaten or benefit a personal injury claim? Courts are becoming increasingly involved with social media presented by either party during trial. The evidence can affect a party’s case either positively or negatively by placing emphasis as to what really happened in the jury’s minds. It is also possible the jury may get […]

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Facebook Case Pits NJ Courts in Tenuous Position Against Supreme Court Tribunals

How would New Jersey courts rule on possible overstepping by Supreme Court tribunals that investigate ethics complaints? The New Jersey Law Journal covered an interesting event on July 2 of this year where two attorneys, John Robertelli (“Robertelli”) and Gabriel Adamo (“Adamo”), sued the Office of Attorney Ethics (“OAE”) for “bringing an ethics case against […]

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FDA Warnings: Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh

The FDA has released public health notifications due to serious complications associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh. Transvaginal placement of surgical mesh to repair pelvic organ prolapse (“POP”) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (“SUI”) has led to rare but serious complications that have life altering consequences. Over the past several years, the Food and Drug […]

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Nurse in Mesh Complication Action Speaks Out

Can you imagine undergoing surgery to change your life for the better, but realize the product surgically implanted placed you in a prison of pain? The plaintiff, Linda Gross, a nurse from South Dakota, represented by the law firm Mazie, Slater, Katz & Freeman, sued and won a trial verdict of $11.1 million against the […]

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What Does it Mean to be a Plaintiff?

What does it mean to be a plaintiff in a personal injury or med mal case? Family members and close friends can be injured due to the negligence of a person or a corporation. Plaintiffs may find themselves in a personal injury case, a med mal case, a products liability case, a transvaginal mesh case, […]

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Clumsy Concerned Tenant Stumbles Upon Fire Hose and Problem of Foreseeability in Her Tort Claim

Foreseeability can be difficult to determine, but is necessary to show in the world of torts. One might suspect that determining whether something is foreseeable is not a difficult task, but sometimes there can be more nuanced decisions arising from strange incidents, even when applying simple legal concepts. This case, Awad v. Forest Realty Management, […]

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Briad Restaurant Group to Settle for Half a Million in Pricey Liquor Scam

Twenty-nine bars and restaurants were investigated by undercover agents in New Jersey and raided due to confidential informants and consumer accounts of being served cheap liquors after paying for premium liquors. In an eye-catching story published in the New Jersey Law Journal, a T.G.I. Fridays franchisee agreed to settle a suit for $500,000 and other […]

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When a Car Insurance Policy is Obtained Fraudulently, What Limits Must the Insurance Company Pay?

In Citizens United Reciprocal Exchange (CURE) v. Sabrina A. Perez et al., certif. granted 217 N.J. 292 (2014), the Supreme Court of New Jersey will determine how much bodily injury liability coverage plaintiff insurance company CURE must pay under an automobile insurance policy, when that automobile insurance policy is based on a fraudulent application and […]

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Dog Attack Leads to Hospitalization

Two pre-teen boys hospitalized after pit bull attack. Two twelve-year-old boys were injured when they were attacked by a pit bull that was close to Lincoln Elementary School in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. The two boys were walking back from recess when the pit bull ran out of a yard. One of the boys claimed that […]

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Juror Contamination to Plaintiff’s Benefit

Can a juror’s mind be so committed to one side that the juror corrupts the deliberations of the other jurors? This was the scenario presented in a per curiam decision of the Appellate Division favoring plaintiff in Vecchiola v. Bloom, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Docket No.: A-1331-11T4. In this case, plaintiff, Vecchiola […]

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