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Betsy G. Ramos

Betsy G. Ramos

Ms. Ramos is an Executive Committee Member and Co-Chair of the Litigation Department at Capehart Scatchard, P.A. located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. She is an experienced litigator with over 25 years experience handling diverse matters. Practice areas include tort defense, business litigation, estate litigation, tort claims and civil rights defense, construction litigation, insurance coverage, employment litigation, shareholder disputes, and general litigation.

Orthopedist Found Not To Be Qualified To Testify As To Mechanism Of Personal Injury

By on August 16, 2019 in Testimony with 0 Comments

Plaintiff Jason Rodriguez was injured in a rear end collision and sued the other driver, defendant Faith Sheppard.  Liability was conceded and a jury trial was held as to damages only.  The issue in Rodriguez v. Mueller, 2019 N.J. Super Unpub LEXIS 1783 (App. Div. August 15, 2019), was whether the plaintiff had suffered sufficient […]

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Supreme Court Finds That Defendant Employee Was Not Obligated To Report That His Co-Worker Was Engaged In Sexual Relationship With Minor

By on August 9, 2019 in Negligence with 0 Comments

When minor Plaintiff G.A.H. was 15 years old, she began a sexual relationship with the defendant “Kenneth” when he was 44.  During the time period of this illegal relationship, Kenneth worked for defendant GEM Ambulance LLC (“GEM”) as an EMT.  The issue in the New Jersey Supreme Court case of G.A.H. v. K.G.G., 2019 N.J. […]

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Court Finds NJ Restrictive Covenant Agreement Enforceable As to Sales Representatives

By on August 2, 2019 in Policy with 0 Comments

In six consolidated cases, six former employee defendants were sued by their former employer ADP, LLC (“ADP”) for violating their respective Restrictive Covenant Agreements with ADP.  Each of the defendants had been a top performing sales representative for ADP and had accepted the Restrictive Covenant in exchange for participating in a stock award incentive program.  […]

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Non-Profit Residential Drug Treatment Facility Found Not to Be Entitled to Charity Immunity for Injuries Suffered from Fall

By on July 26, 2019 in Liability with 0 Comments

The plaintiff, F.K. was a resident at the defendant Integrity House residential drug treatment facility in Newark.  He claimed to have suffered personal injuries when he slipped and fell due to a wet condition on an interior staircase within the facility.  Plaintiff sued defendant Integrity House, alleging that it was negligent in the maintenance of […]

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Owner of Commercial Property With Triple Net Lease Agreement Found Not To Be Liable For Fall on Sidewalk

By on July 19, 2019 in Negligence with 0 Comments

Plaintiff Edna Albert slipped and fell on a sidewalk outside a Pathmark grocery store and suffered personal injuries.  The Pathmark had leased the premises from Klingensmith Associates, LLC (“Klingensmith”).  The issue in Albert v. Pathmark Stores, Inc., 2019 N.J. Super Unpub. LEXIS 1586 (App. Div. July 10, 2019), was whether the commercial landowner, Klingensmith, who […]

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University Entitled to Charitable Immunity for Injury at Concert

By on July 12, 2019 in Litigation with 0 Comments

Plaintiff, Frances Green (“Green”), sued Monmouth University for injuries she allegedly suffered while attending a Martina McBride concert that was held at the University but was open to the public.  In the published Supreme Court decision of Green v. Monmouth University, 237 N.J. 516 (2019), the issue was whether the defendant University was immune from […]

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Homeowners Displaced Due to Fire May Seek Damages Based Upon Inconvenience Due to Loss of Use of Home

By on June 28, 2019 in Damages with 0 Comments

In the published decision of Certain Underwriters at Lloyds Subscribing to Policy PLH-0013397, as subrogee of Laura Lindsey v. Public Service Electric & Gas, 2019 N.J. Super. LEXIS 88 (App. Div. June 17, 2019), the Appellate Division decided whether homeowners who were displaced due to a fire caused by Public Service Electric & Gas were […]

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Homeowner Found Not Liable for Injuries Suffered from Fall on Sidewalk

By on June 14, 2019 in Liability with 0 Comments

The plaintiff Terry Peifer was walking her dog when she tripped and fell on the sidewalk bordering the front yard of the home owned by defendant Clarence Mesday.  Plaintiff claims to have fallen on a raised sidewalk.  The issue in Peifer v. Mesday, 2019 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 990 (App. Div. May 1, 2019) was […]

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Defense IME Doctor Found to Be Obligated To Provide Copies of Articles Referred to In His Report

By on June 7, 2019 in Civil Lawsuits with 0 Comments

The plaintiff, Frank Campbell was involved in an automobile accident with a vehicle operated by Joyce Roberts.  Plaintiff claimed that Roberts negligently operated her vehicle and that her negligence was a proximate cause of his accident and his injuries. Plaintiff filed an Underinsured Motorist claim with his insurance company, Allstate Insurance Co. as a result […]

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Legislative Update on Haines v. Taft

By on May 30, 2019 in Claims with 0 Comments

I had previously reported on the Supreme Court case of Haines v. Taft, 237 N.J. 271 (2019) which made inadmissible uncompensated medical expenses incurred as a result of an automobile accident that exceeded the plaintiffs’ $15,000 PIP coverage. After I submitted this article, I discussed with plaintiffs’ counsel whether that decision was specifically limited to […]

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