Maria Pendonjis v. Fox & Roach Realtors

Maria Pendonjis v. Fox & Roach Realtors; FJ 23 LLC; Homestarr Realty; Arra Woodson; ABC, INC.; DEF, INC., John and Jane Does I-V, fictious defendants  FJ 23, LLC, Third-Party Plaintiff and Defendant v. Arra Woodson; Homestarr Realty, Third-Party Defendants Submitted by New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Decided June 2, 2022 Defendant Fox & Roach…

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Net Opinion — Summary Judgement and questions of fact

Issues:   Net Opinion      —  Summary Judgement and questions of fact Estate of Manotoa v. Ruggerio, N.J. Super. App. Div. Submitted by New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Facts: On the evening of December 11, 2015, William Manotoa (decedent) sustained fatal injuries when he was struck by a vehicle driven by defendant Robert Ruggiero,…

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Mickens vs. Misdom – Use of Jury Verdict Review in Personal Injury Cases

Submitted by Personal Injury lawyer, Jeffrey Hark Use of Jury Verdict Review in Personal Injury Cases The Appellate Division, while reviewing the party’s arguments and submissions, addressed the use of the New Jersey Law Journal’s “Jury Verdict Review” to persuade the court that the $2.5 million dollar verdict should not shock the conscious of the court. The court commented in a footnote, “neither plaintiff nor defendants…

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MICKENS VS. MISDOM – Judge’s Comments Regarding his “Feel for the Case”

Submitted by Personal Injury lawyer, Jeffrey Hark MICKENS VS. MISDOM – Second of two issues Judge’s Comments Regarding his “Feel for the Case” The second  issue in this case is the Judge’s comments regarding his “feel for the case” when he denial of defendant’s Motion for Remittiur and Motion for a New Trial.  The judge…

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Personal Injury in Closed City Park

Submitted by personal injury lawyer, Jeffrey Hark Personal Injury and Summary Judgement 36-2-4472 Soberal v. City of Millville , App. Div. (per curiam) (10 pp.) Plaintiff filed this personal injury negligence action after he was injured when, while walking in a city park, his leg went into a hole that had been hidden by grass…

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Late Notice of Claim | New Jersey Torts | Personal Injury

36-2-4170 Bass v. County of Middlesex, App. Div. (per curiam) (9 pp.) Submitted by New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney, Jeffrey Hark Plaintiff Dion Bass appeals from the Law Division’s order that denied his motion for leave to file a late notice of claim pursuant to the New Jersey Tort Claims Act (TCA), against defendant, the…

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Falling Does Not Speak for Itself When it comes to Negligence

Submitted by Personal Injury Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Ortiz v. Bernal, decided June 2, 2014 by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, is a good opportunity for this blog to review some principles of tort cases, specifically slip-and-fall cases. In this case Ortiz, who had slipped and fallen at the Elegante Cafe in Camden,…

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Slip and Falls: Clumsy Patron or Negligent Shopkeeper?

Submitted by New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark A slip-and-fall is the classic personal injury scenario. A customer walks into a restaurant, doesn’t see a wet spot on the floor and hurts themselves. That is exactly what happened in Prioleau v. Kentucky Fried Chicken, Inc., et al. which was decided by the Superior Court…

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Sidewalk Liability: Slip and Fall | New Jersey Personal Injury

Submitted by New Jersey personal injury attorney, Jeffrey Hark Bell v. Turiello, App. Div. (per curiam) (15 pp.) Plaintiff was working as a mail carrier when she tripped and fell on the public sidewalk in front of defendants’ two-family home. She broke her ankle and injured her foot. She sued defendant-property owners alleging that their…

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Credibility in Criminal and Civil Law

Plaintiff in the Federal Court case of Perri v. Resorts International Hotel, Inc., Dist. Ct., filed a motion for a new trial in this matter after a jury returned a small verdict only reflecting the past medical bills that were incurred as a result of an alleged claim for damages for injuries allegedly sustained when…

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