Erik Anderson – Reardon Anderson, LLC

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Tinton Falls, NJ 07702, United States

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Expert Witness May Not Testify As to Proximate Cause

The Appellate Division has held that an expert witness cannot provide an opinion with regard to proximate cause. In rendering its decision, the Court noted that "proximate cause is a factual issue to be resolved by the jury…more
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Plaintiff May Not Use Social Security Disability Determination To Prove Disability In Personal Injury Case

A New Jersey Appellate Division Court holds that the plaintiffs were precluded from utilizing a Social Security Administration disability determination in a personal injury action…more
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New Jersey Court Holds That A Mediator May Not Also Serve As An Arbitrator

The New Jersey Appellate Division has held that an individual retained to serve as an arbitrator cannot act as a mediator and then return to the role of arbitrator. …more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Business Torts, Personal Injury, Insurance

NJ Supreme Court Holds That Settlements Through Mediation Must Be Put In Writing

The New Jersey Supreme Court has held that “if the parties to mediation reach an agreement to resolve their dispute, the terms of that settlement must be reduced to writing and signed by the parties before the mediation comes to…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Business Torts, Personal Injury, Insurance

NJ Supreme Court Requires Settlement at Mediation to Be Memorialized in Writing

The New Jersey Supreme Court has issued a ruling in Willingboro Mall v. Franklin Avenue, LLC that when settlement is reached at a mediation, the terms of the settlement must be memorialized in writing before the mediation…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Business Torts, Personal Injury, Insurance

Proposed Legislation Would Create Statutory Right For Insured To File A “Bad Faith” Claim Against Their Insurance Company And Recover Attorney Fees

The New Jersey Senate has reintroduced the “Consumer Protection Act,” which would establish a private cause of action which would allow insureds (or their assignees) to allege “bad faith” against their insurance company. …more
| Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Insurance

NJ Court Rules Defendant Must Produce Video of Accident Before Taking Deposition of Plaintiff in Personal Injury Action

A New Jersey Law Division Court addressed the issue “Whether or not a defendant, in the context of a personal injury action, must produce a copy of video surveillance of the accident at issue in the lawsuit prior to the…more
| Civil Procedure, Insurance, Personal Injury

NJ Appellate Division Holds Commercial Tenant In Shopping Center Is Not Responsible To Maintain An Area In the Parking Lot In Which the Landlord Is Contractually Obligated To Maintain

The Appellate Division has held in Kandrac v. Marrazzo’s Market at Robbinsville (A-6081-10T3) that a commercial tenant in a multi-tenant shopping center does not owe a duty to its patrons to maintain an area of the parking lot…more
| Civil Procedure, Insurance, Personal Injury

NEW LAW CHANGES RULE GOVERNING REMOVAL OF MATTER FROM STATE COURT TO FEDERAL COURT

On January 6, 2012, the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act (“Act”) of 2011 , came into effect. The Act as a whole brought changes to Federal statues affecting venue, removal and jurisdiction. The purpose…more
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Insurance, Personal Injury

APPELLATE DIVISION HOLDS THAT LIABILITY POLICY OF TENANT DOES NOT PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR LANDLORD AND ITS REAL ESTATE MANAGER

The Appellate Division in Cambria v. Two JFK BLV, LLC, et. al. (423 N.J. Super 499) was called upon to determine whether the trial court properly found that the landlord and its real estate manager were additional insured under…more
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Insurance, Personal Injury

APPELLATE DIVISION HOLDS THAT PLAINTIFF’S LACK OF DUE DILIGENCE BARS REPLACING ‘JOHN DOE’ DEFENDANT WITH ACTUAL PARTY

The Appellate Division has held in Andreoli v. State Insulation Corp. et. al. (2011 WL 4577646) that a plaintiff could not replace a “John Doe” defendant with an actual party due to a lack of due diligence in identifying that…more
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Insurance, Personal Injury

New Jersey Supreme Court Overturns $1,750,000 Jury Verdict and Orders New Trial Due to Plaintiff’s Attorney’s Improper Comments Made During Closing Arguments

The New Jersey Supreme Court has overturned a $1,750,000 jury verdict due to comments made during closing arguments by plaintiff's attorney and ordered a new trial. These statements included references to torture and…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Insurance, Personal Injury

Appellate Division Rules That Insurer May Owe Coverage For Homeowner Providing Daycare

The Appellate Division has reversed a trial court decision ordering Bay State Insurance Company to defend and indemnify its insured under a homeowners policy in connection with a personal injury lawsuit alleging that a child was…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Insurance, Personal Injury

NJ Supreme Court Rules Person Convicted of DWI can Sue Bar for Own Personal Injuries

As previously reported, the Appellate Division ruled that a drunk driver who is involved in an accident can sue a tavern, which allegedly over-served him, for personal injuries. At issue in this case is a provision of the New…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Insurance, Personal Injury, Transportation

Court finds that an illegal immigrant can assert a lost wage claim in connection with a personal injury lawsuit

In Kalyta v. Versa Products, et. al., a federal judge found that an illegal immigrant can assert a lost wage claim in connection with a lawsuit for personal injuries. In this matter, plaintiff had entered the United…more
| Civil Procedure, Immigration Law, Insurance, Personal Injury
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