Topic: Liability

Claim Against City of Newark Due to Failure to Provide Police Protection Barred by Immunity under Tort Claims Act

By: Jack Hagerty, Law Clerk On August 4, 2012, plaintiff, Patricia Ruff, was walking with her daughter and grandchildren to a reunion hosted by Hayes Home Family Organization (Hayes) at the West Kinney Vocational High School playground in Newark, New Jersey, when disaster struck. Plaintiff was shot by an unknown assailant. Plaintiff later sued Newark […]

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Township Found Not Liable to Pedestrian for Injury Resulting From Tripping Over Depression in Middle of Roadway While Jaywalking

By: Betsy G. Ramos The Plaintiff Patricia Shilinsky “Shilinsky” went to visit her son at his home on Abbott Avenue in Ridgefield. She parked her car across the street from his home. As she jaywalked across the street, she tripped and fell on a depression in the middle of the roadway. In Shilinsky v. Borough […]

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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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N.J. Appellate Division Affirms Summary Judgment on Liability Waiver

On October 31, 2014, the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed the Trial Court’s grant of Summary Judgment in the case of Steinberg v. Sahara Sam’s Oasis, et al.  In its 2-1 decision, the majority affirmed the 2013 dismissal of all injury claims against the owner of an indoor water park arising from an accident on […]

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