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Court Finds Homeowners Not Liable to Guest Who Trips over Dog in Hallway

By on July 14, 2017 in Court Rulings with 0 Comments

Homeowners Richard Compeau and Rosanna DiMarzio found out the hard way what happens when you “let sleeping dogs lie” (or in their case one sleeping dog) in their hallway, when a guest at their Christmas dinner tripped over their dog and was injured. In Parella v. Compeau, 2017 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS  1622 (App. Div. […]

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Occasional Business Use of Residence Does Not Convert Property to a Commercial Use for Purposes of Applying Sidewalk Law

By on May 18, 2017 in Litigation with 0 Comments

Plaintiff James Engle fell on a public sidewalk in front of a residence owned by Melissa and Michael Larkin and sued them for the injuries he suffered from his fall. The defendant Michael Larkin owned a business, Paradise Pavers Pond Landscaping, LLC, and plaintiff asserted that it was operated out of this residence. In Engle […]

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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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