Category: Civil Litigation

Civil Rights Attorney Case: False Gun Arrest

  • By Marc S. Berman
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CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY SUES MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICERS FOR WRONGFUL ARREST. A civil rights attorney sued three Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers. He claimed that they false charges against his client. In this post, I summarize a  New Jersey Supreme Court  ruling  on the case. On December 15, 2010, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers Alexander Torres and Read More


Paterson Injury Lawyer Case

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Please share this post:  PATERSON INJURY LAWYER SUES CITY FOR MAN’S FALL INTO POTHOLE. An interesting case brought by a Paterson injury lawyer was decided recently. On September 30, 2011, at 9:30 PM, Rene Alicea exited a parked car.  He walked around to the driver’s door to bid his daughter goodbye.  Then he fell into a pothole Read More


Civil Rights Lawyer U. : Cop Chase

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Please share this post: CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYER SUES NEWARK FOR POLICE CAR CHASE THAT INJURED INNOCENT THIRD PARTY Here are excerpts from an appeals court ruling in ongoing lawsuit brought by a civil rights lawyer. Lennox A. Chunkoo hired the civil rights lawyer to sue Newark, its police department, and two of its officers. Chunkoo’s Read More


Consumer Protection Lawyer U. : Banks

  • By Marc S. Berman
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CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWYER SUES BANK FOR FAILING TO REPORT SCAM A consumer protection lawyer prosecuted a tragic case. Between June 21, 2011, and December 21, 2011, Margaret Lucca made approximately twenty-seven wire transfers from her account at the Wells Fargo Bank branch in Somers Point, New Jersey. She was 82 years old.  She sent the Read More


Op-ed: De Blasio Settles Fed Case

  • By Marc S. Berman
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De Blasio to chase jihadist landlords? I recently wrote an op-ed for the The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Below is an excerpt. You can read the full piece here. New York City is settling a federal lawsuit that claims that NYPD monitoring of city mosques to detect radical activity is unconstitutional. A similar case was filed in New Jersey previously. That lawsuit Read More


Auto Insurance : Review Your Policy

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Please share this post:  AUTO INSURANCE BUYER MUST LIVE WITH THE TERMS OF HIS POLICY IF HE FAILS TO CATCH A MISTAKE. An auto insurance buyer “is under a duty to examine his insurance documents and to notify the insurer if there [is] a discrepancy between what he requested and what the insurer provided.” So Read More


Tort Lawyer : Fictitious Parties

  • By Marc S. Berman
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WHOM DOES A TORT LAWYER SUE WHEN THE IDENTITY OF THE PARTY WHO INJURED HIS CLIENT IS UNKNOWN? A tort lawyer sees an injured woman.  She is wheeled into his office.  Let’s say the woman tells the tort lawyer that she slipped and fell in an office building. It seems that she has a Read More


Slip & Fall Case: Snow Removal

  • By Marc S. Berman
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SLIP & FALL VICTIM CONTRADICTS HIS OWN  WEATHER EXPERT ON SNOW CONDITIONS AT THE TIME OF  THE ACCIDENT Here are excerpts from a court decision in an actual slip & fall case. On February 16, 2010, Christopher DeNiese, a Chase Bank branch manager, was brushing snow from his car. The car was parked in a parking space in Read More


Auto Accident Lawyers U.: Utility Poles

  • By Marc S. Berman
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AUTO ACCIDENT LAWYERS CAN SUE UTILITIES FOR IMPROPER PLACEMENT OF UTILITY POLES. Auto accident lawyers normally sue drivers that injure their clients. But sometimes there are other parties whose carelessness contributed to an accident. In such cases, auto accident lawyers will sue any and all responsible parties. One entity that auto accident lawyers may target Read More


False Arrest / Malicious Prosecution

  • By Marc S. Berman
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FALSE ARREST AND MALICIOUS PROSECUTION CLAIMS – WHAT ARE THEY, AND WHEN ARE THEY JUSTIFIED? A false arrest claim arises when someone is arrested without legal authority. The victim is entitled to compensation for the wrongful arrest. For example, where the victim is arrested pursuant to a warrant that is fraudulent. In short, false arrest Read More