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Charles F. Holmgren

Charles F. Holmgren

Mr. Holmgren is a shareholder in Capehart Scatchard's Litigation Department, focusing his practice in general defense litigation throughout the federal and state courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with a concentration on premises liability, products liability, construction, estates, employment and professional malpractice. His clients include large and small business owners, municipalities and governmental entities, manufacturers, and their insurers.

Plaintiff, as Trespasser to Property, Owed Minimal Duty of Care by Landowner

By on August 10, 2018 in Liability with 0 Comments

By:  Charles F. Holmgren, Esq. Edited by: Betsy G. Ramos, Esq. The plaintiff injured himself when he tripped on an uncovered sewer drain in the parking lot of a doctor’s office across the street from his house. The plaintiff sued the owner of the property for his injuries, claiming the owner was negligent in failing […]

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Common Law Dog Bite Liability Can Reach Beyond the Dog Owner to A “Keeper”

By on January 12, 2018 in Liability with 0 Comments

By:  Charles F. Holmgren, Esq. Edited by: Betsy G. Ramos, Esq. Plaintiff Jeanette Carabello and her husband went outside one winter morning to shovel snow. As she was shoveling, a dog owned by their neighbor’s grandson and residing at their neighbor’s home, ran up to her and bit her on the leg. Rather than suing […]

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The Special Employer Rule May Bar Civil Lawsuits by Temporary Employees for Injuries Sustained on the Temporary Jobs

By on October 21, 2016 in Civil Lawsuits with 0 Comments

By: Charles F. Holmgren, Esq. Editor: Betsy G. Ramos, Esq. While it is well settled that the Workers’ Compensation Act bars employees from recovering in a civil suit against their employers for injuries sustained on the job, it is not as well known that a second employer, a “special employer,” may also find protection against […]

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Insurer Liable to Innocent Third Party on a Basic Insurance Policy Rescinded Due to Fraud, But Only to the Extent of the Minimum Agreed Upon Policy Limits

By on August 28, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

This week’s article was written by my Litigation Department associate Charles F. Holmgren, Esq. While an insurance company may appear to be in the clear when it has successfully rescinded an insurance policy as a result of the insured’s fraud, it may still be liable to an innocent third party under that same policy. As […]

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Presumed Damages in a Defamation Suit Are Unavailable if Actual Damages Are Ascertainable

By on July 17, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

This week’s article was written by my Litigation Department associate, Charles F. Holmgren, Esq. Defendant BackTrack Reports, Inc.’s business is to produce background research reports pertaining to the financial industry that provide its clients information on potential investment opportunities. In one such report, a report it drafted on Plaintiff NuWave Investment Corp., BackTrack published statements […]

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Counsel Fee Award Denied When not Preserved in High-Low Agreement

By on May 15, 2015 in Blog with 1 Comment

Babysitter Carol Collins was pushing three-year old Kirsten Jennings in a shopping cart at a jogging pace when she fell, pulling the cart down and causing injuries to Kirsten. In Jennings v. Collins, No. A-0750-13 (N.J. App. Div. Mar. 30, 2015), Kirsten’s father, plaintiff Kevin Jennings, filed suit as his daughter’s guardian ad litem against […]

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Court Holds Improper to Cross-Examine a Witness on Police Report not Offered into Evidence

By on July 14, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments

Attorneys have a full arsenal of strategies at their disposal in the course of cross-examining an opposing party or witness during a trial in order to undermine that person’s credibility in front of a jury. “Impeachment by omission” is one such strategy whereby the attorney will use a fact stated by the witness at trial […]

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