Category: Civil Litigation

Suing the City on Time – Part 2

  • By Marc S. Berman

SUING THE CITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY REQUIRES PROMPT ACTION. (Continued from my last post.)  Guirguis Matta was suing the city of Jersey City for his injuries suffered in an elevator accident. His lawyers didn’t notify Jersey City of their intent to sue within 90 days of the accident. The law requires such notification when suing Read More


Suing the Government: Time Matters

  • By Marc S. Berman
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SUING THE GOVERNMENT FOR PERSONAL INJURY REQUIRES QUICK ACTION. Suing the government is something that personal injury attorneys do regularly. The government can carelessly cause an accident, just the same as a private party can. But, surprise, New Jersey, like most states, has passed special laws that often make it very difficult for a personal Read More


Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Case

  • By Marc S. Berman
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SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT LAWYER WINS FOUR MILLION DOLLAR VERDICT AGAINST HOSPITAL, DESPITE CHARITABLE IMMUNITY LAW. Here are the facts of an interesting slip and fall accident lawyer case: Early one February morning, Carolyn Kostera slipped and fell on a patch of ice. She was strolling  on a walkway owned and maintained Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation (BIR). BIR is  a Read More


Litigation Attorney Oil Tank Case Pt. 2

  • By Marc S. Berman
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LITIGATION ATTORNEY BRINGS LAWSUIT FOR HOMEOWNERS WHOSE NEIGHBOR’S OIL TANK LEAK CONTAMINATED THE HOMEOWNERS’ PREMISES. (Continued from my last post. Here’s a summary of a recent litigation attorney case. John and Pamela Ross claimed that their residence was damaged by the migration of home heating oil. The oil leaked from an underground tank located at Read More


Litigation Lawyer Oil Tank Case Pt.1

  • By Marc S. Berman
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LITIGATION LAWYER SUES ON BEHALF OF HOMEOWNERS WHOSE NEIGHBOR’S OIL TANK LEAKED, CONTAMINATING THE HOMEOWNERS’ PROPERTY. A case brought by a litigation lawyer was resolved by the New Jersey Supreme Court on August 6, 2015. John and Pamela Ross claimed that their residence was damaged by the migration of home heating oil from a leaking Read More


Slander – What Is the Legal Definition?

  • By Marc S. Berman
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SLANDER IS A FORM OF DEFAMATION IT OCCURS WHEN A DEFAMATORY STATEMENT IS MADE ORALLY, AS OPPOSED TO IN WRITING. Slander Definition Slander is a form of the tort of defamation. (A “tort” is a wrongful act that entitles the act’s victim to monetary compensation.)  It takes place when someone defames someone else in an Read More


Medical Mistake Case, Pt.  3

  • By Marc S. Berman
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MEDICAL MISTAKE CASE: SURGEON ALLEGEDLY FAILS TO GET INFORMED CONSENT FROM PATIENT FOR VAGINAL OPERATION THAT PIERCED THE PATIENT’S RECTUM. (A summary of a medical mistake case, continued from my last post. During rectocele repair surgery, a New Jersey surgeon, Dr. Quartell,  accidently tore the rectum of a woman we’ll call Vivian.  Another physician, Dr. Read More


Medical Error Case, Pt.  2

  • By Marc S. Berman
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MEDICAL ERROR CASE: SURGEON ALLEGEDLY FAILS TO GET INFORMED CONSENT FROM PATIENT FOR VAGINAL OPERATION THAT PIERCED THE PATIENT’S RECTUM BY MISTAKE. (Continued from my last post. During rectocele repair surgery, a New Jersey surgeon, Dr. Quartell,  accidently tore the rectum of a woman we’ll call Vivian.  Another physician, Dr. Hatangadi, was present during the Read More


Medical Attorney Sues Surgeon, Pt. 1

  • By Marc S. Berman
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MEDICAL ATTORNEY SUES SURGEON FOR FAILING TO GET INFORMED CONSENT FROM PATIENT FOR VAGINAL OPERATION THAT PIERCED THE PATIENT’S RECTUM BY MISTAKE A summary of a  ruling in a case filed by a medical attorney: Anthony Quartell, M.D., performed rectocele repair surgery on a woman we’ll call Vivian.  Shyam Hatangadi, M.D., attended the surgery because of Read More


Sexual Assault Lawyer Case

  • By Marc S. Berman
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SEXUAL ASSAULT LAWYER SUES PARENTS OF ALLEGED JUVENILE PERPETRATOR. COURT RULES THAT PARENTS’ HOMEOWNERS’ INSURANCE POLICY NEED NOT COVER THE CLAIM A sexual assault lawyer represents victims of sexual assaults. The sexual assault lawyer seeks to obtain compensation for his client from potentially responsible parties. Potentially responsible parties whom the sexual assault lawyer may sue include the perpetrator, Read More