Category: Civil Litigation

Civil Rights Attorney Case: False Gun Arrest

  • By Marc S. Berman
civil rights attorney false gun arrest

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
Paterson Injury Lawyer Case

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 located near the center Read More

Civil Rights Lawyer U. : Cop Chase

  • By Marc S. Berman
civil rights lawyer cop car chase case

CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYER SUES NEWARK A civil rights lawyer sues Newark for a police car chase that injured an 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 Read More

Consumer Protection Lawyer U. : Banks

  • By Marc S. Berman
Consumer Protection Lawyer Sues Bank

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 funds 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 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
Auto Insurance Policy

AUTO INSURANCE BUYER MUST LIVE WITH THE TERMS OF HIS POLICY 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 ruled an appeals court in a recent court case. In the Read More

Tort Lawyer : Fictitious Parties

  • By Marc S. Berman
Tort Lawyer And Fictitious Parties

WHOM DOES A TORT LAWYER SUE WHEN THE IDENTITY IS UNKNOWN? Who 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 Read More

Slip & Fall Case: Snow Removal

  • By Marc S. Berman
Slip & Fall Case Snow Removal

SLIP & FALL VICTIM CONTRADICTS HIS OWN WEATHER EXPERT A 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. Read More

Auto Accident Lawyers U.: Utility Poles

  • By Marc S. Berman
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AUTO ACCIDENT LAWYERS CAN SUE UTILITIES 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 Read More

False Arrest / Malicious Prosecution

  • By Marc S. Berman
false arrest and malicious prosecution claims

FALSE ARREST AND MALICIOUS PROSECUTION CLAIMS What are false arrest and malicious prosecution claims, 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. Read More