Monthly Archives: July 2013

Beneficiary Designations

Are your beneficiary designations for life insurance, IRAs, 401(k) plans as you intend them to be?  Are you sure? Query:  If you have designated a beneficiary for a life insurance or an annuity-related asset as “my children in equal shares,” is that truly your intention?  Keep in mind that if that particular designation exists on […]

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Appellate Court Approves Dismissal of Firefighter’s Occupational Knee Injury Claim

John Machiaverna worked for the City of Newark as a firefighter since 1988.  He filed a workers’ compensation claim for his left knee in 2008, alleging that repeated work stressors over many years caused extensive knee problems and a need for knee replacement surgery in May 2007.  He contended that his knee problems were due […]

Appellate Court Approves Dismissal of Firefighter’s Occupational Knee Injury Claim

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The “General Employer” Is Immune From Civil Suit From An Employee Loaned To A “Special Employer” In New Jersey

In December 2006, Bobby Robinson was injured working at a construction site in Asbury Park, N.J. when a jack hammer “kicked back” and knocked him off a ladder.  He filed two workers’ compensation petitions:  one against Tishman Construction Corporation and the other against Air Joy Heating and Cooling, Inc.  The two companies asserted joint responsibility for […]

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