Burlington County, NJ – – Capehart Scatchard is pleased to announce it was recently named to the Top 25 South Jersey Law Firms list. Compiled by the Philadelphia Business Journal, firms appearing on the list were ranked by the number of attorneys they employ.
The exclusive remedy provision is a powerful one in New Jersey. It is the rare case where a plaintiff successfully proves intentional harm. Nonetheless, a well-plead complaint will often survive a motion to dismiss as is shown in Blackshear v. Syngenta Crop Protection., et. al. 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125505 (D.N.J. October 31, 2011).
In New Jersey employment is favored heavily over independent contractor status. Proof of this rule is Johantgen v. Brandywine Senior Care Center, A-4883-09T1 (App. Div. October 31, 2011).
Diane Johantgen provided hairstyling and grooming services once per week to residents of a long-term nursing home. She fell from a chair and fractured her wrist while hanging Christmas decorations in the area where she did her hairstyling work and filed a workers’ compensation claim against Brandywine Senior Care Center.