amicus briefs


                                                    

                                      New Jersey Supreme Court 
 

Case Amicus Advocate Description

2018
Willner v.
Vertical Rality et. al.

Michael A. Ferrara, Jr., Esq.
Christina Vassilliou Harvey, Esq.

Jury instruction in a products liability case.
In Re Accutane Christopher M. Placitella, Esq.
Jared M. Placitella, Esq.
Admissibility of scientific evidence.
Brugaletta v. Garcia E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
Jessica E. Choper
Discovery in a medical malpractice case.
Krzykalski v. Tindall Michael J. Epstein, Esq. Apportionment of fault.
Hayes v. Delamotte Donald A. Caminiti, Esq.
Jessica E. Choper, Esq.
Use of video deposition in summations.
Hazel Hamrick v.
Florence Brown, et. al.
Eric G. Kahn, Esq. Immunity under the Tort Claims Act
Decter v. Hejib Eric G. Kahn, Esq.
Annabelle M. Steinhacker, Esq.
 
2017
A.T. v. M. Cohen, M.D. Thomas M. Comer, Esq.
Abbott S. Brown, Esq.
Christina Vassilliou Harvey, Esq.
Affidavit of Merit.
Vitale v. Schering Plough Nancy Erika Smith, Esq.
Neil M. Mullin, Esq.
Virginia A. Pallotto, Esq.
Waiving legal rights through
employment contract.
Alexandra Rodriguez v.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Bruce H. Stern Esq. Qualification of expert witnesses.
Bianchi Bruce H. Nagel Esq. Issues Concerning expert witness.
McDade v. Aztec William L. Gold Esq. Negligence standard.
Dugan v. TGI Friday


Michael A. Galpern Esq.
Andrew P. Bell Esq.
James A. Barry Esq.

Class Certification.
Grande v. St. Clare’s


Benjamin Folkman, Esq.
Lauren M. Law, Esq.
Eve R. Keller, Esq.
Sarah A.M. Slachetka, Esq.
Paul C. Jensen, Jr., Esq.

 

Disability discrimination under the LAD.
 
State v. J.L.G. Herbert I. Waldman, Esq.
Rubin M. Sinins, Esq.
Expert Testimony in criminal cases.
Spade v. Select Comfort Corp. James A. Barry, Esq. TCCWNA compliance issues.
McCarrell v. Hoffman-LaRoche Christopher M. Placitella, Esq.
 Jared M. Placitella, Esq.
Statute of Limitations for out of state plaintiffs.
2016
Cuevas v. Wentworth Group Amos Gern, Esq.
Robert C. Sanfilippo, Esq.
Judges using their experience in
remittitur cases.
Steinberg v. Sahara Sam’s Oasis E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
Kristen B. Miller, Esq.
Enforceability of liability waivers.
Puglia v. Elk Pipeline Ravi Sattiraju, Esq. Federal preemption of claims under New Jersey whistleblower law.
Meehan v. Antonellis


Abbott S. Brown, Esq.
Jonathan H. Lomurro, Esq.

Christina Vassilliou Harvey, Esq.

 

Affidavit of merit in medical malpractice cases.
In the Matter of the Adoption of a Child by J.E.V. and D.G.V. Alice M. Plastoris, Esq. Representation for indigent parents facing termination of parental rights.
Griffin v. City of East Orange Deborah L. Mains, Esq. Testimony of fact witness in
employment law case.
Rodriguez v.
Raymours Furniture Co.
Nancy Erika Smith, Esq.
Neil M. Mullin, Esq.
Virginia A. Pallotto, Esq.
Can a private agreement change requirements of the LAD.
Morgan v.
Sanford Brown Institute


James A. Barry, Esq.
Michael A. Galpern, Esq.
Andrew P. Bell, Esq.
Charles N. Riley, Esq.

Enforceability of arbitration agreements.
Torres v. Pabon Jonathan W. Miller, Esq.
Michael A. Galpern, Esq.
Errors in motor vehicle accident case trial.
2015
DeMarco v. Stoddard E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
Jessica E. Choper, Esq.
Medical malpractice insurance rescinded.
Jarrell v. Kaul Abbott S. Brown, Esq.
Christina Vassilliou Harvey, Esq.
Medical malpractice insurance.
Qian v. Toll Brothers, Inc. Ronald B. Grayzell, Esq. Homeowner association liability.
Fernandes v.
DAR Development Corp.
Bruce H. Stern, Esq.
Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq
.
Heightened standard to prove and charge comparative negligence in worker injury cases.
Prioleau v.
Kentucky Fried  Chicken, Inc.
Lewis Stein, Esq. Mode of operation rule.
Lippman v. Ethicon, Inc.


Andrew W. Dwyer, Esq.
Evan L. Goldman, Esq.
Kristen Welsh Ragon, Esq.
Bennett D. Zurofsky, Esq.

 

Application of CEPA.
Maida v. Kuskin Gerald H. Baker, Esq. Civil reservation in Municipal Court
Townsend v. Pierre Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq.


Net opinion and summary judgment.

Wadeer v. New Jersey
Manufacturers Insurance Co.
Amos Gern, Esq.
John J. Ratkowitz, Esq.
Bad faith by insurance companies.

Badiali v. New Jersey
Manufacturers Insurance Co.

Amos Gern, Esq.
John J. Ratkowitz, Esq.
Bad faith by insurance companies.
2014
C.A. v. Bentolila E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
Kristen B. Miler, Esq.
Discovery under the
Patient Safety Act.
 
Komlodi v. Picciano E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
Kristen B. Miler, Esq.
Jury charge in medical malpractice case.
2013
Nicholas v. Mynster Abbott S. Brown, Esq.
Alan Y. Medvin, Esq.
Qualification of medical expert witness.
D.D. v. University of Medicine and Dentisrry of New Jersey E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
Jessica E. Choper, Esq.
Filing a notice of claim under the
Tort Claims Act.
2012
Stancil v. ACE USA Alan T. Friedman, Esq. Ramifications of a carrier's failure to pay Workers' Compensation bills for injured workers.
Kendall v. Hoffman LaRoche Michael A. Galpern, Esq.
Jonathan W. Miller, Esq.
Statute of limitations in Accutane case
NAACP of Camden County East v. Foulke Management Corp.

Mark R. Cuker, Esq.
Andrew R. Wolf, Esq.
Henry P. Wolfe, Esq.

 

Case was settled.
2011
Wood v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co. Evan L. Goldman, Esq. Who decides bad faith claims under Rova Farms, judge or Jury?
He v. Miller Amos Gern, Esq.
Robert C. Sanfillippo, Esq.
Permits judges to use their experience in
remittitur cases.
2010
Stelluti v.
Casapenn Enterprises, LLC
E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
Jessica E. Choper, Esq.
Enforceability of pre-injury liability waiver.
Ryan v. Renny Abbott S. Brown, Esq. Waiver of Affidavit of Merit in
medical malpractice cases.
Nicastro v.
McIntyre Machinery America, Ltd.
Jonathan W. Miller, Esq.
Michael A. Galpern, Esq.

 
Jurisdiction of New Jersey courts.
2009
Kahn v. Singh Abbott S. Brown, Esq.
William L. Gold, Esq.
Doctrine of res ipsa loquitur.
Pellicer v.
St. Barnabas Hospital
E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
Jessica E. Choper, Esq.


Excessive verdict in medical malpractice case.

Agha v. Feiner Gerald H. Baker, Esq.
Lawrence M. Simon, Esq.
Admission of evidence in
automobile accident case.
Bardis v.
First Trenton Insurance Co.
Bruce H. Stern, Esq. UIM rules.
Sanders v. Langmeier

Jeffrey A. Rizika, Esq.
James A. Meszaros, Esq.

Medical coverage under Dollar-a-Day policy.
Livsey v.
Mercury Insurance Group
Phillip C. Wiskow, Esq. Interplay of UM and PIP.
2008
Sinclair v. Merck & Co., Inc. E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
Jessica E. Choper, Esq.
Medical cost recovery with no physical injury.
Hisenaj v. Kuehner Bruce H. Stern, Esq. Admission of expert testimony.
Jablonowska v. Suther Jeffrey M. Keiser, Esq.
Amos Gern, Esq.
Verbal threshold and negligence
2007
Brenman v. Demello Bruce H. Stern, Esq.
Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq.
Anne P. McHugh, Esq.
Admission of photographs
without expert testimony.
Basil v. Wolf E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
Jessica E. Choper, Esq.
Quality of medical care under
Workers' Compensation.
Johnson v. Scaccetti Amos Gern, Esq.
Robert L. Pitkofsky, Esq.
Verbal threshold and remittitur.
Davidson v. Slater Daniel E. Rosner, Esq. Comparative Analysis (Polk) Not Applicable
to AICRA.
Rowe v. Hoffman LaRoche, Inc. Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq. Weighing states' interests in Accutane cases.
2006
Spell v. Mercer E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
Jessica E. Choper, Esq.
PLIGA Limit.
Caballero v. Martinez Frank L. Corrado, Esq.
Joseph C. Grassi, Esq.
Undocumented aliens and the Unsatisfied Claim and Judgment Fund.
Olivo v. Owens-Illinois, Inc. Franklin P. Solomon, Esq. Liability for asbestos exposure
2005
LaManna v. Proformance Insurance Company Tommie Ann Gibney, Esq. Constitutionality of N.J.S.A. 2B:23-17.
Serrano v. Serrano Richard Wildstein, Esq. Required proof of injury in auto case.
Coyne v. NJ DOT Anne P. McHugh, Esq. Immunity and the New Jersey Tort Claims Act.
DiProspero v. Penn Richard Wildstein, Esq. AICRA and life impact standard.
Murawski v.
CNA Insurance Company
Gerald H. Baker, Esq. Step-down.
Pinto v. New Jersey
Manufacturers Insurance Company
Gerald H. Baker, Esq. UIM step-down.
2004
Brodsky v. Grinnell Haulers Amos Gern, Esq. Comparative negligence in wrongful death case.
Caviglia v. Royal Tours of America Gerald H. Baker, Esq. Injuries of uninsured driver.
Macedo v. Della Russo Bruce H. Stern, Esq. Application of Consumer Fraud Act
to professionals.
Vassiliu v.
Daimler Chrysler
Kevin Haverty, Esq. Insurance coverage in auto case.
2003
Ferreira v.
Rancocas Orthopedic Group
Abbott S. Brown, Esq. Affidavit of Merit
Nisivoccia v. Glass Gardens, Inc. Anne P. McHugh, Esq. Mode of operation.
2002
O'Connell v. State of New Jersey Marianne Bryant, Esq. Immunity unde rthe Charitable Immunity Act.
Laidlow v.
Hariton Machinery Company
Michael A. Galpern, Esq.
Margaret M. Allen, Esq.
Wrongful act by employer and
Workers' Compensation.
Reynolds v. Gonzalez

E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
 

Substantial factor test in a
medical malpractice case.
Aetna v. Simone Lawrence C. Wohl, Esq. Exclusionary language in a
homeowner's insurance policy.
2001
Burns v. Belafsky William L. Gold, Esq.
Abbott S. Brown, Esq.
Affidavit of Merit.
Hubbard v. Reed William L. Gold, Esq.
Abbott S. Brown, Esq.
Affidavit of Merit.
Palanque v. Lambert-Wooley William L. Gold, Esq.
Abbott S. Brown, Esq.
Affidavit of Merit.
Fink v. Thompson William L. Gold, Esq. Affidavit of Merit.
Perreira v. Rediger Franklin P. Solomon, Esq. Collateral source rule.
Miller v. Sperling Alan Y. Medvin, Esq. Timely filing of a medical malpractice claim.
2000
R.F. v. Abbott Laboratories E. Drew Britcher, Esq. Federal pre-emption in a product liability case.
Cavanaugh v. Skil Corporation Eric J. Ludwig, Esq. State-of-the-art defense.
Mancuso v. Neckles William L. Gold, Esq. Discovery rule in a medical malpractice case.
1999
Lowe v. Zarghami Abbott S. Brown, Esq.
William L. Gold, Esq.

Public emplolyee definition and the
T
ort Claims Act.

DeHanes v. Rothman Bruce H. Stern, Esq.
Glen D. Gilmore, Esq.
Use of aggregate sum during summation.
1998
Morlino v.
Medical Center of Ocean County
Michael S. Berger, Esq.
Kevin Haverty, Esq.
Admission of evidence in a
medical malpractice case.
New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company v.
Breen
Gerald H. Baker, Esq.
E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
Tommie Ann Gibney, Esq.
UIM coverage.
Cornblatt v. Barow Abbott S. Brown, Esq.
William L. Gold, Esq.
Affidavit of Merit.
1997
Princeton Insurance Co. v. Chunmuang Michael A. Ferrara, Jr., Esq.
Jennifer A. Deiter, Esq.

Exclusion from coverage in a
medical malpracxice case.

 

1996
1995
Strawn v. Canuso Alan H. Sklarsky, Esq.
Franklin P. Solomon, Esq.
Summary judgment in a duty to disclose case.
1994
Dunphy v. Gregor E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
Armand Leone, Jr., Esq.
Bystander liability.
Roig v. Kelsey Gerald H. Baker, Esq. Medical payments under PIP
1993
Carey v. Lovett Samuel Merovitz, Esq.
Jeffrey A. Mintz, Esq.
Janet Law, Esq.
Emotional distress in a medical malpractice case.
1992
Oswin v. Shaw Gerald H. Baker, Esq. Verbal threshold.
Caterinicchio v. Pittsburgh Corning Corp. George W. Conk, Esq.
Judith Kimerling, Esq.
Expert testimony in toxic tort litigation.
1991
1990
Dewey v.
RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Adam S. Henschel, Esq.
William S. Goldstein, Esq.
Federal pre-emption in tobacco litigation.
1989
Shackil v. Lederle Labs Arthur Ian Miltz, Esq.
Mark E. Lesser, Esq.
Causation-in-fact theory.
1988
1987
Friedman v. C & S Car Service Arthur Ian Miltz, Esq.
John S. Voynick, Jr., Esq.
 
Damages for future non-economic injuries.
1986
1985
Lang v. Baker Arthur Ian Miltz, Esq. Statement of damages.
Stempler v. Speidell Timothy L. Barnes, Esq.

Actions of defendant's counsel in a
medical malpractice case.

1984
Feldman v. Lederle Labs Arthur Ian Miltz, Esq. Doctrine of strict products liability.
Salomon v. Eli Lily and Co. James M. Docherty, Esq. Injury from drug used in pregnancy.
Coons v. American Honda 
 Motor Co. , Inc.
William H. Sheil, Esq. Question of retroactivity.
1983
1982
1981
1980
Cox v. Valley Fair Corp. Arthur Ian Miltz, Esq. Prejudicial summation by plaintiff's counsel.