Monthly Archives: May 2014

Court Upholds Dismissal of Corrections Officer Who Could Not Possess Firearm

By: Ralph R. Smith, 3rd, Esq. In the recent case of In re: Frazier, 435 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 2014), the New Jersey Superior Court- Appellate Division had to decide whether a public employee who was disqualified from possessing a gun could lose his public employment where a condition of that employment included carrying […]

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Shareholders Geaney and Walls Address Central Jersey Claims Association

Mt. Laurel, NJ – – Capehart Scatchard Executive Committee Member, John H. Geaney, Esq. and Shareholder Thomas J. Walls, Jr. recently addressed the Central Jersey Claims Association at their monthly meeting.  In his presentation, Mr. Geaney presented Case Scenarios on Workers’ Compensation on Compensability.  In his presentation, Mr. Walls presented a legal case update on […]

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Insurance Carrier Barred From Seeking Reimbursement of PIP Benefits After Failing to Demand Arbitration Within 2 Years

By: Gina M. Zippilli, Esq. Personal Injury Protection insurance (“PIP”) is part of New Jersey’s no-fault motor vehicle insurance system and is the primary source of coverage for the medical bills of people injured in motor vehicle collisions.  New Jersey requires motorists to carry PIP as part of their motor vehicle insurance policy. The no-fault […]

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Plaintiff Must Reasonably Identify an Apologizing Employee in Order for His Declaration to Satisfy the Admission of Party Opponent Hearsay Exception

By: Charles F. Holmgren, Esq. Upon witnessing a slip-and-fall or other injury-causing accident sustained in their place of employment, an employee will often want to apologize and/or offer an explanation for the accident. Of course, any such explanation, when made out of court, is hearsay, but may likely satisfy the Admission of a Party Opponent […]

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Increased Liability Exposure to Commercial Tenants Despite Contractual Protections from Landlord

By: Kali A. Hira, Esq. Pursuant to well established New Jersey law regarding premises liability, duties owed to invitees of commercial tenants and land owners are often contractually determined through detailed lease agreements.  The commercial lease agreement often assigns control over specific areas of the property to either the tenant or the landlord.  With the […]

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