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Mere Sponsorship of an Event Held to be Insufficient to Impose Liability for Personal Injury

By on December 9, 2016 in Liability with 0 Comments

Plaintiff Rosa Sands was injured when she fell down an approximate 2 foot embankment after leaving a dinner party on a beach in Mexico. The dinner party was part of a promotional event known as “Raise the Bar” offered by certain defendants, including Reebok International and Adidas American, Inc. (the “Reebok defendants.”) In Sands v. […]

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Supermarket in Multi-tenant Shopping Center Found Not Liable to Shopper Who Falls on Ice in the Parking Lot

By on September 16, 2016 in Liability with 0 Comments

Plaintiff, Grazio Spano, went shopping in the Acme store in the shopping center located on the Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, N.J. Acme was the anchor store in this multi-tenant shopping center. After finishing her shopping, the plaintiff went back to her car and slipped on black ice in the parking lot. In Spano v. […]

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New Jersey Extends Duty of Care Owed by Employer to Cohabitant of Employee for Exposure to Toxic Substance

By on July 21, 2016 in Coverage, Duty of Care, Liability with 0 Comments

The New Jersey Supreme Court previously recognized that an employer, as a landowner, could be liable for injuries from an asbestos exposure suffered by the wife of a worker who laundered her husband’s soiled, asbestos exposed work clothes. (Olivo v. Owens-Illinois, Inc., 186 N.J. 394 (2006)). In the recent case of Schwartz v. Accuratus Corp., 2016 […]

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Owner of Vacation Home May be Liable to Renter for Fall on Stairwell Even if Design Complied with Construction Codes

By on February 20, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Plaintiff Frank Danley rented a vacation home in Long Beach from Pasquale Pappalardo. The home had been recently renovated to add a third floor space which was accessible by an eight-step interior staircase. The plaintiff was talking to a friend standing in the kitchen and, while walking along the counter, missed the one step that […]

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Landlord Found Not to Have Breached Any Duty to Guest of Tenant in Failing to Provide Adequate Security

By on October 24, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments

Melissa Alvarado sued the Blair House, a condominium complex, and its property manager based upon personal injuries she suffered due to the defendants’ alleged failure to provide adequate security while at Blair. One night, she was there to visit her boyfriend at 12:15 am and, while parking her car, was approached by two individuals, Eric […]

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