On the job, a 60+ year old husband and father fell from the top of a ladder, hitting his chest on the cement floor. The EMTs rushed the man to a level one trauma center believing him to be suffering from internal injuries. The hospital staff, however, opined that the man was not a trauma case and treated him as a normal ER patient. We all know that in the ER, it is often a hurry up and wait situation. Several hours after arriving at the ER, the injured man was still waiting for a CAT scan to be administered when he succumbed to his undiagnosed internal injuries suffered in the fall. The case, brought by the decedent’s loved ones, was tried by our personal injury attorneys to a jury against the hospital, and the doctors and nurses that were assigned to care for the injured man. The jury found against the family. On appeal, our specially trained appellate attorneys demonstrated through reference to the lengthy trial transcript and legal precedent that significant and material legal errors were made by the judge, and that it was those errors that caused the jury to erroneously find against the family. While it is only on rare occasions that the Appellate Division overturns a jury verdict, in this case our appellate attorneys convinced the Appellate Division that the mistakes made by the trial judge were very serious, serious enough that they caused the jury to make an unjust decision. The appellate court ordered a new trial. No new trial took place, however, because the Appellate Division ruling in favor of the family caused the defendants to settle the case.
CONSUMER FRAUD VICTORY AGAINST COUNTRY’S LARGEST REVERSE MORTGAGE BANK
In a consumer fraud action against the country’s largest reverse mortgage bank, the Appellate Division reversed a Law Division decision and ruled that the monthly proceeds of a reverse mortgage are subject to a Writ of Execution.
$2.5 MILLION JUDGMENT ON BEHALF OF HOMEOWNER THAT WAS DEFRAUDED BY A CONTRACTOR
Our client, a homeowner, was defrauded by a contractor who was hired to perform extensive work at his home. The contractor took the homeowner’s money but failed to perform much of the work and the work that was performed was defective which led to the property being seriously damaged.
PRA APPELLATE ATTORNEYS OBTAIN AFFIRMANCE OF TRIAL COURT DECISION ON BEHALF OF EXECUTORS OF AN ESTATE
We represented the co-executor defendants in an estate litigation. The plaintiff was the wife of the Decedent and made a claim to half of the $2.7 million proceeds from the sale of development rights to a property owned by the Decedent.
GRANT OF SUMMARY JUDGMENT TO HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL REFEREE ASSOCIATION DEFENDED IN APPELLATE DIVISION AND NJ SUPREME COURT
A female high school basketball referee (the plaintiff) brought suit against the association to which she belonged, claiming that she was the victim of gender discrimination because the association did not assign her to officiate boys’ varsity basketball games.
FINAL RESTRAINING ORDER SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED TO THE APPELLATE DIVISION AND NJ SUPREME COURT
An adult daughter filed a Domestic Violence Complaint against her father, alleging the predicate offenses of stalking and harassment. With the help of one of our family law attorneys, the 28-year-old prevailed at trial and obtained a Final Restraining Order against her father.
PRA Appellate Attorneys Win First Amendment Landmark Decision In NJ Supreme Court
In a landmark decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously held that the Lawrence Township sign ordinance violated our client’s First Amendment right to free speech and is unconstitutional. At issue was IBEW Local 269’s use of a 10-foot-tall rat balloon during a labor protest in Lawrence Township.
PRA Appellate Attorneys Convince Appellate Division to Overturn Erroneous Jury Verdict
On the job, a 60+ year old husband and father fell from the top of a ladder, hitting his chest on the cement floor. The EMTs rushed the man to a level one trauma center believing him to be suffering from internal injuries. The hospital staff, however, opined that the man was not a trauma case and treated him as a normal ER patient.
PRA Appellate Attorneys Obtain Reversal of Family Court Erroneous Interpretation of Marital Settlement Agreement
A director of a charitable foundation sued our client, also a director and the CEO of the foundation, alleging that he breached his fiduciary duty to the foundation by making unwise investments. The plaintiff sought to surcharge our client personally for millions of dollars of losses sustained by the foundation’s investments.
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