In Dobransky v. EQT Production, the Superior Court ruled that a person who merely drives a truck to deliver a single raw material to a well site is not a person whose work consists of “the removal, excavation, or drilling of soil, rock, or minerals” within Section 302(a) of the Workers’ Compensation Act.
The Appellate Division ruled in McNellis-Wallace v. Hoffman that a malpractice attorney could not sustain a claim against successor attorneys for contribution and indemnification where the original attorney negligently failed to serve proper 90-day notice against a public employee under the state’s Tort’s Claim Act.
In Sun Chem. Corp. v. Fike Corp. & Suppression Sys. Inc., the NJ Supreme Court responded to a certified question from the 3rd Circuit, and in so doing, dealt a blow to tort-reform advocates. The Court held that the state’s Products Liabilities Act — which allows for only basic tort damages — does not preempt … Read more
In Albert v. Sheeley’s Drug Store, a wrongful death action and survival claim, the decedent overdosed on Fentanyl that he and a friend obtained from a drug store with a prescription for the friend’s mom. The Superior Court joined numerous other jurisdictions in ruling that, pursuant to the in pari delicto doctrine, summary judgment for the … Read more
The plaintiff was injured during birth. She was born at Sharon Regional Health center under the care of Dr. John Gallagher. Her family retained counsel to pursue a tort claim against the hospital. The attorney wanted to wait to learn more about the injury and how it developed, and he intended to rely on 18 … Read more
The NJ Supreme Court tackled the tort of “intrusion upon seclusion” in this case where a janitor installed hidden cameras in various women’s bathrooms and locker rooms in a building he serviced. Sixty women, who worked in the building, filed suit for damages. And about half of those plaintiffs were able to identify themselves in … Read more
Plaintiff slipped and fell on black ice in a parking lot owned by private entities and leased in its entirety to the Borough of Caldwell. The lease stated that maintenance of the property — including snow and ice removal — was the sole responsibility of the borough. Applying the New Jersey Supreme Court’s recent holding … Read more