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Christopher J. Carlson

Christopher J. Carlson

Mr. Carlson’s practice concentrates on the defense of New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury matters on behalf of insurance companies, self-insured entities and third-party administrators in the fields of premises liability, transportation law, and construction claims. He has also handled commercial, insurance coverage, fire loss, trucking accident, Dram Shop, subrogation and first party “Personal Injury Protection ” (PIP) matters, as well as Hazmat rapid response services to trucking accidents.

Insurer Not Barred from Disclaiming Coverage after Providing Courtesy Defense

By on April 6, 2018 in Coverage with 0 Comments

By:  Christopher J. Carlson, Esq. Edited by: Betsy G. Ramos, Esq. The Appellate Division recently decided a very interesting case addressing the impact of an insurance carrier issuing a “reservation of rights” letter to its insured while also simultaneously agreeing to provide a defense for the insured, but failing to clearly request the insured’s consent […]

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A Refresher on the Standards for a Motion for Summary Judgment in the Context of Potential Liability of a Volunteer Athletic Coach

By on December 1, 2017 in Liability with 0 Comments

By:  Christopher J. Carlson, Esq. Edited by: Betsy G. Ramos, Esq. The Appellate Division recently decided a case with a fairly unusual fact pattern which nonetheless is instructive regarding the issue of Motions for Summary Judgment in general, as well as the more narrow issue of the potential liability of volunteer athletic coaches. Mone v. […]

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Plaintiff Unable to Meet Permanency Threshold of Tort Claims Act Despite Knee Surgery

By on February 3, 2017 in Awards with 0 Comments

By: Christopher J. Carlson, Esq. Editor: Betsy G. Ramos, Esq. The New Jersey Tort Claims Act (“TCA”), N.J.S.A. 59:1-1 to 59:13-10, requires that a Plaintiff seeking to recover damages from a public entity must prove as a threshold requirement that he or she sustained a “permanent loss of body function.” N.J.S.A. 59:9-2(d). The Appellate Division […]

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Winning Attorneys’ Fees for the Filing of Frivolous Lawsuits

By on August 12, 2016 in Strict Compliance with 0 Comments

While the Courts of the State of New Jersey have been hesitant to impose sanctions upon parties and counsel for frivolous lawsuits, in any but the most extreme of circumstances, in the appropriate circumstance, sanctions can be obtained, so long as strict compliance with the Rules of Court can be established. N.J.S.A. 2A:15-59.1 governs sanctions […]

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