Category: Litigation

Sexual Assault Lawyer Case

  • By Marc S. Berman
sexual assault lawyer case

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

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

Slip and Fall Attorney Condo Case

  • By Marc S. Berman
Slip and Fall Attorney Condo Case

SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEY SUES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION A slip and fall attorney sues a condominium association for a condominium owner’s fall on ice. A slip and fall attorney hired by Jessica Carmona appealed a Judge’s order. The order dismissed Jessica’s lawsuit against a condominium association, Woodlands Community Association (Woodlands). Carmona is an owner of a 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
De Blasio

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
improper placement of utility poles

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