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 […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

Slip and Fall – Plaintiff's Responsibility to Produce Evidence of the Actual Location

Trompeter v. Hilton Parsippany, Dist. Ct. In a recent line of cases the New Jersey Appellate has reiterated and reaffirmed the plaintiff’s responsibility to produce evidence of the actual location where s/he has called and the nature of the defect that has called them to call.  In addition, if expert testimony is required to prove the causal relationship between […] Read more »