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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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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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Landlord Found Not Liable to Injured Tenant Who Fell on Ice During Storm

By on May 24, 2019 in Negligence with 0 Comments

Plaintiff, Samir Abdalla, alleged that he slipped and fell on an icy walkway in his apartment complex and suffered a fractured radius in his left arm. He sued his landlord Threegees t/a Monaco Arms, Inc., claiming that the defendant was negligent in failing to clear ice on the sidewalk in the apartment complex. The issue […]

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Snow In Progress Defense Upheld By the Appellate Division

By on May 3, 2019 in Negligence with 0 Comments

Plaintiff, Janet Dixon, while leaving work, slipped and fell on a sidewalk due to snow and ice.  It was undisputed that she fell during a snow storm.  In Dixon v. HC Equities Associates, 2019 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1005 (App. Div. May 2, 2019), the issue was whether the defendant property owner was liable due […]

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Retailer Found Not Liable for Fall in Parking Lot Due to Snow and Ice Based Upon Ongoing Snowstorm

By on March 8, 2019 in Negligence with 0 Comments

Plaintiff Folusho Oyebola fell in the Walmart parking lot during a snowstorm and sued Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Tree Fellas, LLC, Walmart’s snow contractor, for her injuries. In Oyebola v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2019 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 432 (App. Div. Feb. 25, 2019), the issue was whether either defendant breached a duty of care […]

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Loss of Control Over Motor Vehicle Due to Slippery Substance on Roadway Does Not Definitively Establish Negligence

By on February 8, 2019 in Negligence with 0 Comments

Plaintiff Fr. Babu T. Paramel (“Paramel”) was in a motor vehicle accident with defendant Merca Martinez (“Merca”) on Rt. 7 in Jersey City. Prior to the accident, Paramel had been driving eastbound on Rt. 7 and Merca was travelling westbound. As plaintiff was driving over a bridge, Merca lost control of her car due to […]

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Plaintiff Failed to Prove Defendant Negligently Operated Her Vehicle at Uncontrolled Intersection

By on July 6, 2018 in Negligence with 0 Comments

Plaintiff Maria Troiani-Schwartz and Defendant Elizabeth Dicker collided at an uncontrolled intersection in Hopewell, New Jersey. The traffic light at the intersection was not functioning due to Hurricane Sandy. In Troiani-Schwartz v. Dicker, 2018 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1520 (App. Div. June 26, 2018), the plaintiff contended that summary judgment was inappropriate because there was […]

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Allocation of Negligence as to Fictitious Defendant Permitted in Automobile Accident Lawsuit

By on May 18, 2018 in Negligence with 0 Comments

I had previously reported on the Appellate Division decision in Krzykalski v. Tindall, 448 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 2016), in which the court upheld the trial court’s decision to allow the jury to allocate negligence between defendant David Tindall and the fictitiously named John Doe defendant in an automobile accident case. The New Jersey […]

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Store Found Not Negligent for Plaintiff Who Was Injured Tripping Over Mannequin Platform

By on October 27, 2017 in Negligence with 0 Comments

Plaintiff Patricia Rieger was shopping at the defendant Loft store in Marlton, NJ when she suffered an injury. She was trying on a scarf and, while viewing herself in the mirror of the common dressing area of the store, she backed up, tripped and fell over a platform behind her. Her trip caused the mannequin […]

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Res Ipsa Loquitor Doctrine Not Available to Establish Negligence for Injury Due to Elevator Doors

By on October 20, 2017 in Negligence with 0 Comments

Plaintiff Nadine Ambrico was injured when an elevator door closed on her hand and arm. The elevators were maintained by defendant Thyssenkrupp Elevator Corp. on a monthly basis. The issue in Ambrico v. Thyssenkrupp Elevator Corp., 2017 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2558  (App. Div. October 13, 2017) was whether plaintiff needed an expert to pursue […]

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