Category: Insurance Law

Trip and Fall Case on Kmart Sidewalk

  • By Marc S. Berman
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WOMAN SUES KMART FOR TRIP AND FALL ON CRACKED SIDEWALK A woman sues Kmart for a trip and fall on the cracked sidewalk and the court rules that Kmart’s landlord also responsible. Say you trip and fall on a cracked sidewalk in front of your neighbors’ house. Can you sue your neighbors? In New Jersey, Read More

Litigation Attorney Oil Tank Case Pt. 2

  • By Marc S. Berman
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LITIGATION ATTORNEY BRINGS LAWSUIT FOR HOMEOWNERS A 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 Read More

Litigation Lawyer Oil Tank Case Pt.1

  • By Marc S. Berman
litigation lawyer oil tank case

LITIGATION LAWYER SUES ON BEHALF OF HOMEOWNERS A 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 Read More

Sexual Assault Lawyer Case

  • By Marc S. Berman
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SEXUAL ASSAULT LAWYER SUES PARENTS OF ALLEGED JUVENILE PERPETRATOR A sexual assault lawyer sues the parents of an alleged juvenile perpetrator. The 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 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

Car Insurance: UIM Coverage

  • By Marc S. Berman
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CAR INSURANCE BUYERS MUST MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE ENOUGH UIM Car insurance buyers must make sure to purchase enough underinsured motorist coverage. Otherwise, you may not be compensated for accident injuries. Car insurance purchasers have many coverage options to select. Below is a brief guide to underinsured motorist UIM coverage. The guide is culled in part from a recent 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

2015 New Year’s Resolutions, Part 3

  • By Marc S. Berman

More Legal New Year’S Resolutions For 2015 That You Should Consider, Part III. For past two posts I’ve been suggesting some “legal” 2015 New Year’s resolutions for you to consider. Here is the final installment: Make sure you have adequate auto liability insurance. Choose at least $500,000 in coverage. If you took my advice from yesterday and Read More

New Year’s Resolutions for 2015, Part 2

  • By Marc S. Berman

A Few Legal New Year’S Resolutions For 2015 That You Should Consider, Part II. Yesterday, I posted some “legal” New Year’s resolutions for you to consider. Here are a few more: If you own a home, make sure that you have adequate home insurance. This insurance protects you in many respects. First, it protects you Read More

The Case Of The Repo Man Who Ran Off With The Car Owner

  • By Marc S. Berman

Annette failed to make her car loan payments. This default resulted in a visit from Ted the repo man. When Ted was about to drive away with Annette’s car, Annette decided that it was a good time to remove some personal items from the trunk. Ted, being a conscientious employee, wasn’t deterred. He drove off Read More