Category: Civil Litigation

Injury Lawyers: Municipal Claims

  • By Marc S. Berman
Injury Lawyers Municipal Claims

INJURY LAWYERS SUE CITY OF PLAINFIELD OVER FATAL STABBING Injury lawyers often take cases involving tragic situations. Here is one. In 2010 Bruce and Famous Rivera attended the annual dance of the Friends of Plainfield Youth Basketball (the Friends). The dance was held at a gymnasium owned by the Black United Fund. Lenny Cathcart was Read More

Victim Compensation for Crime

  • By Marc S. Berman

VICTIM COMPENSATION CASES MAY TURN ON AVAILABILITY OF INSURANCE COVERAGE. Crime victim compensation is sometimes provided through the criminal justice system. But, to fully compensate a victim, it may be necessary to bring a civil lawsuit against responsible parties. Sometimes, it is not only the fault of the criminal that the victim was harmed. In such situations, victim compensation Read More

Pink Concerts for Kids

  • By Marc S. Berman

New Jersey Judge Rules That An Alleged Profanity-Laced Pink Concert In an unusual case, New Jersey judge rules that an alleged profanity-laced pink concert was appropriate for an 11-year-old girl. I wrote an op-ed in response. Based on a recent court case, below is an excerpt of an op-ed I wrote for the Courier-Post and The Daily Journal. It is a satire. Read More

NJ Medical Attorney Surgery Failure

  • By Marc S. Berman
Surgery Failure

Surgeon Seemingly Makes Admission But the judge doesn’t let the jury hear about it and a medical attorney in New Jersey wins the new trial. An actual medical attorney case in New Jersey that was recently decided: Mrs. Frances Parker sued her late husband’s surgeon, John W. Poole, M.D., for medical malpractice. Mr. Parker was diagnosed with colon Read More

NJ Accident Attorney U.: Cop Cars

  • By Marc S. Berman
Broken bicycle after a crash

Newark cop driving police cruiser can’t avoid liability for hitting a boy on a bicycle. NJ Accident Attorney Obtains $2.4 Million Jury Verdict Under New Jersey law, a public official is not responsible for an accident if he acts in good faith in the execution or enforcement of any law. A Newark, New Jersey police Read More

Medical Lawyer Cases – Hospital Liability

  • By Marc S. Berman
Medical Lawyer Cases Hospital Liability

Medical Lawyer Must Consider Type Of Hospital Being Sued Damages are limited if a hospital is a non-profit. No such limit applies to for-profit facilities. A medical lawyer bringing a case against a hospital must consider the type of hospital involved. Is it a for-profit hospital? Is it a nonprofit? Or is it a charity? You see, Read More

NJ Statute of Limitations Extended

  • By Marc S. Berman

Judge Extends Nj Statute Of Limitations A judge extends NJ statute of limitations for a man who fell asleep for 70 years in his lawyer’s office. The NJ statute of limitations for personal injury cases is normally two years. That means that an injured victim normally has two years from the date of the accident Read More

Trial Attorney U.: Jury Selection, Pt. 2

  • By Marc S. Berman
trial attorney

How A Trial Attorney Can Influence Who Sits On A Jury Part two in a series of new jersey court rules that affect a trial attorney. Last week, I discussed the number of jurors that a New Jersey trial attorney would select to sit on a jury in a civil (non-criminal) case. This week, I’ll discuss Read More

Trial Lawyer U.: Jury Selection, Pt. 1

  • By Marc S. Berman

How Many Jurors Are Selected In  A Civil (Non-Criminal) Case? Part one in a series of New Jersey court rules that affect a trial lawyer. A civil (non-criminal) case will be tried by a jury only if a jury trial is demanded by a party at the outset of a case. A deliberating jury in a civil Read More

NJ Accident Lawyer Phantom Tire Case

  • By Marc S. Berman

NJ Accident Lawyer Argues Phantom Tire Uninsured Motorist Case A NJ accident lawyer will sometimes have a client who literally doesn’t know what hit her. For example, she was involved in a motor vehicle accident. But the other car sped away and no one knows who the driver was. In such a case, if the victim has purchased Read More