Category: Civil Litigation

Courthouse Visitors Must Sign Contracts

  • By Marc S. Berman
Courthouse Courtroom electronics use cell-phone

Want To Check Your Email In A Courtroom? When visiting a state courthouse in New Jersey and you want to check your email in a courtroom, you have to sign a contract first. Courthouse visitors may need to use their smartphones and tablets. Up to now, it was not clear whether they could, legally. And, Read More


Cystoscopy Causes Bathroom Fall

  • By Marc S. Berman
Cystoscopy Causes Bathroom Fall

Cystoscopy In Doctor’S Office Leads To Fall In Bathroom A cystoscopy is a medical procedure. Doctors use it to diagnose problems in the urinary system. The doctor inserts a tube into the urethra. (The urethra is the duct through which urine passes from the bladder. In a man, the urethra ends at the head of the Read More


Wrongful Birth Explained

  • By Marc S. Berman
Wrongful birth

Wrongful Birth Claims-What Are They? What is a wrongful birth claim? You may have read that a woman received a jury award for the wrongful birth of her baby. How could the birth of a baby be “wrongful”? What exactly is the woman receiving compensation for? It really goes back to a doctor’s duty of Read More


Lady Gaga Producer Must Pay $7.3M

  • By Marc S. Berman
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Producer Gets Hit With $7.3 Million Verdict Lady Gaga producer gets hit with a $7.3 million verdict and must pay the songwriter for welshing on promise to share part of income. Lady Gaga is no stranger to controversy. Recently, some of that controversy has been resolved in a New Jersey courtroom. A federal Read More


Boy Not Liable for Causing Sports Injury

  • By Marc S. Berman
Boy Not Liable for Causing Sports Injury

Sports Injury: 11-Year-Old Not Liable For Breaking Opponent’s Arm A child inflicts a sports injury on another child. Must he or his family pay the victim compensation? An appeals court in New Jersey recently decided the question. In the court case, a boy we’ll call George and a boy we’ll call Chuck were lacrosse players Read More


30 Day Limit to Void Arbitration Award

  • By Marc S. Berman
arbitration award

Court Ordered Arbitration Award Can Be Voided Within 30 Days You received an arbitration award in your court case. But you are dissatisfied with the amount. Or, maybe, the arbitrator awarded you zero. Is there anything that you can do? Was the arbitration award made pursuant to court-ordered arbitration under the New Jersey Court Rules? Read More


Act of God as a Defense to Negligence

  • By Marc S. Berman
Act of God

Is An Act Of God A Defense To A Personal Injury Lawsuit For Negligence? An act of God is defined by the law as an extraordinary and unexpected manifestation of the forces of nature. Or, as an inevitable necessity that could not be prevented by reasonable human foresight and care. Can an act of God Read More


Can you sue a charity ?

  • By Marc S. Berman
Can you sue a charity

Can You Sue A Charity For Personal Injury? Can you sue a charity? Say a soup kitchen is properly incorporated as a charity. One day, some food debris spills onto the floor, in a public area. Someone notices and tells the staff to clean it up. However, for some reason, they don’t. You arrive at Read More


Homeowner Liability To Injured Guest

  • By Marc S. Berman
Slip and fall

What Is The Extent Of Homeowner Liability To An Injured Guest? Today’s topic is homeowner liability. Say an injured woman sees an accident lawyer. She was a guest at a neighbor’s home. Then she tripped on a bulge in the carpet, breaking her ankle. Must the neighbor pay her compensation? Like many other situations in the law, the Read More


 Injury Attorney U. : Affidavits

  • By Marc S. Berman
Age Discrimination

Injury Attorney University: Affidavits How does an injury attorney bring a witness’ testimony before a court? Most people think of Perry Mason or some other television lawyer. The injury attorney calls the witness to the witness stand and examines him. The witness usually breaks down and confesses to whatever the lawyer is trying to prove. Read More