Monthly Archives: November 2014

Thomas Walls Addresses State League of Municipalities

Mt. Laurel, NJ – – Capehart Scatchard Shareholder Thomas J. Walls, Jr. recently addressed attendees at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Annual Convention in Atlantic City.  Mr. Walls participated in a panel discussion titled, How to Evaluate and Fine Tune Your Workers’ Compensation Program.  The panel addressed the importance of the choice of the […]

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An Exculpatory Clause Isn’t Always Enforceable in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Scott M. Russ, Esq. In Walters v. YMCA, the New Jersey Appellate Division reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a personal injury lawsuit premised upon a contractual waiver of liability.  Applying the seminal case of Stelluti v. Casapenn Enters, Inc., 203 N.J. 286 (2010) the trial court had granted the defendant’s Summary Judgment Motion […]

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PIP Reimbursement Claims Barred as to Public Entities Regardless of Their Conduct

By Gina M. Zippilli, Esq. In this personal injury protection (“PIP”) case, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company (“NJM”) sought reimbursement of PIP benefits from a Fire Department and Firehouse (“the Firehouse”).  The basis of its claim was simple:  The Firehouse hosted an event whereupon an auxiliary firefighter was invited; he became intoxicated during the course […]

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School Board Found Not Liable for Fall on School Property

By Betsy G. Ramos, Esq. Laurie Ortiz Guerrero sued defendant Toms River Regional Schools Board of Education due to a fall on an icy school walkway. Plaintiff argued that the exception to the immunity provisions in the Tort Claims Act, as set forth in the New Jersey Supreme Court in Bligen v. Jersey City Housing […]


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Capehart Scatchard Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers in Business

Mt. Laurel, NJ – – Capehart Scatchard is pleased to announce that three shareholders have been honored by their peers and selected to appear in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition publication. Super Lawyers Business Edition is an annual resource that serves as the go-to guide for 55,000 general counsel and executives in charge of […]

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