A Capehart Scatchard Blog

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.

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Business Owner Found Not Liable for Failure to Have Functioning Surveillance Camera to Protect Patron from Theft

By on December 11, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

The plaintiff Sharon Glenn went to the UPS store to discuss shipping a large package. She claims to have placed her purse and an envelope with $600 in cash on the counter. After receiving a quote to ship the package from the UPS clerk, she picked up her purse but accidentally left the envelope on […]

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Court May Approve Sale of a Structured Settlement if in the Best Interest of the Payee

By on December 4, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

The court in In re T. Keena, Transfer of Structured Settlement Proceeds, 2015 N.J. Super. LEXIS 163 (Law Div. June 18, 2015), was asked to approve the sale of a structured settlement to Peachtree Settlement Funding. The transaction provided for a sale of a future payment in the amount of $66,175 on June 19, 2109 […]

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Employer May Sue for Disgorgement of Employee’s Compensation Due to Breach of Duty of Loyalty Despite Lack of Economic Loss

By on November 20, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

A dispute arose between plaintiff Bruce Kaye and defendant Alan Rosefielde, an attorney Kaye initially retained as outside counsel and later employed directly. For 2 years, Rosefielde served as COO of some of Kaye’s timeshare businesses and as to those entities General Counsel. During this time period, Rosefielde committed serious misconduct by acting on his […]

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Based Upon Indemnification Agreement Between Defendant Contractor and Employer, Jury Should Have Been Allowed to Allocate Negligence Against Employer

By on November 13, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

The exclusive remedy provision of the Workers Compensation Act, N.J.S.A. 34:15-8, bars the employee from suing his or her employee for a workplace bodily injury based upon negligence. However, this provision does not preclude an employer from agreeing to contractually indemnify a third party for its negligence. Under those circumstances, an employer could be liable […]

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Subpoena Rule Change Simplifies Process to Issue NJ Subpoena for Out-of-State Case

By on November 6, 2015 in Blog with 1 Comment

It is not well known, but New Jersey changed its rules of civil procedure, as of September 1, 2014, making it easier for out-of-state attorneys to serve subpoenas in New Jersey for an out-of-state case without having to retain NJ counsel. Previously, an out-of-state attorney would have to retain a NJ attorney, have them file […]

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Kmart Entitled to Indemnification from Landlord from Injury Due to Fall on Common Sidewalk

By on October 30, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

The defendant Kmart was a tenant of a 150,000 square foot building in which Belmont Associates was the landlord. The lease contained clauses regarding the parties’ responsibilities in maintaining the sidewalk area adjacent to the building and maintaining insurance. In Senatore v. Kmart Inc.,  2015 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2210 (App. Div. Sept. 21, 2015, […]

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Plaintiff in Federal Court Lawsuit Need Not Affirmatively Allege the Citizenship of Each Member of an LLC in Order to Plead Diversity Jurisdiction

By on October 23, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

If a plaintiff wishes to file suit in federal court based upon the premise of diversity jurisdiction, he must be able to establish that the plaintiff and the defendant are citizens of different states. While the citizenship of a corporation is both of the state of its incorporation, as well as its principal place of […]

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Without an Assignment from the Insured, Plaintiffs Are Unable to Sue Their Neighbor’s Homeowner’s Carriers Directly for Bad Faith

By on October 16, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

In Ross v. Lowitz, 2015 N.J. LEXIS 819 (2015), plaintiffs John and Pamela Ross appealed to the New Jersey Supreme Court the dismissal of a lawsuit they filed against their neighbors and their neighbors’ insurance companies, claiming that their property was damaged when home heating oil from their neighbor’s leaking underground oil storage tank migrated […]

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Supreme Court Reaffirms that Mode of Operation Rule of Limited Application

By on October 2, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Typically, in a personal injury suit alleging bodily injury in a premises liability case, the plaintiff would need to prove that the business owner had actual or constructive notice of the dangerous condition that caused the accident. If the “mode of operation” rule applies, the plaintiff is relieved of this burden and is entitled to […]

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No Bad Faith Found Against Carrier for Settling Multiple Claims for Policy Limits Even Though Potential Additional Claim Existed

By on September 25, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

On July 18, 2008, a fire ignited in the Khatri home, a multi-family dwelling, resulting in damage to the house as well as surrounding properties and serious bodily injury to an upstairs tenant and a firefighter responding to the fire. Khatri had a $300,000 homeowners policy with NJM. In Doitch v. Khatri, 2015 N.J. Super. […]

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