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HTMLCounty Immune from Negligence Claim for Fall in Parking Lot Based Upon Common Law Snow Removal Immunity
Betsy G. Ramos; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 15, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014
Plaintiff Miguelina Hernandez was injured when she slipped and fell on snow and ice while walking in the parking lot of the Raritan Bay Mental Health Center, which is owned and operated by Middlesex County. The trial court found that the defendants, as public entities, were shielded from liability...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Joins the “Ban the Box” Crowd
Ralph R. Smith; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 15, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014
On August 11, 2014, New Jersey became the sixth state in the country to enact legislation that precludes employers from seeking information from a job applicant about that person’s criminal background history during the preliminary stages of the hiring process. These laws, known as “Ban...

 

HTMLSchool District Gets a Tenure Surprise for Teacher Returning After Maternity Leave
Robert A. Muccilli; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014
Just when you think you have teacher tenure acquisition figured out, someone throws a curve ball - in this instance, the Superior Court of New Jersey in Kolodziej v. Board of Education of Southern Regional High School District. The Appellate Division, held that a teacher had acquired tenure despite...

 

HTMLNotice of Prior Icing Condition at Different Location Not Notice of Dangerous Condition to Township under Tort Claims Act
Betsy G. Ramos; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 8, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014
Plaintiff Andrew Buterbaugh was injured in a one car accident when his car skidded on a patch of ice and collided with trees on the other side of the road. In Buterbaugh v. Township of Readington, 2014 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1779 (July 21, 2014 App. Div.), he sued the Township of Readington on...

 

HTMLPublic Employee Has First Amendment Right to Refuse Flu Shot
Ralph R. Smith; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014
The New Jersey Appellate Division recently handed down a significant decision regarding a public employee’s First Amendment right to freedom of expression.

 

HTMLTort Claims Act Plan or Design Immunity Upheld Based Upon Plan of Other Public Body
Betsy G. Ramos; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014
Public entities are statutorily immune from bodily injury claims if they can prove that the injury was caused by the plan or design of public property which was approved by the governing body of the public entity. The Tort Claims Act also provides for plan and design immunity to public entities for...

 

HTMLContinuing Tort Claim Not Barred By Failure of Plaintiffs to File Within Two-Year Statute of Limitations
Betsy G. Ramos; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
Herbert and Karen Wreden served a tort claims act notice against the Township of Lafayette on January 28, 2008, due to the Township’s construction of a retaining wall and water drainage adjacent to the Wredens’ property. As a result of this construction, water was directed onto their...

 

HTMLThird Circuit Weighs in on “Donning and Doffing” Issue
Ralph R. Smith; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
In Rosano v. Township of Teaneck, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently ruled on the question of whether police officers from the Township of Teaneck, N.J. were entitled to receive compensation in the form of overtime payments for time spent attending daily roll calls...

 

HTMLFailing to Train Officers in Conflict De-Escalation May Constitute Sect. 1983 Violation
Betsy G. Ramos; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
The plaintiff Lawrence Thomas sustained an attack at the hands of other inmates at the Cumberland County Correctional Facility. The attack occurred after a several minute long verbal argument between Thomas and a group of inmates in the presence of correction officers. In Thomas v. Cumberland...

 

HTMLVictims of Train Derailment and Chemical Spill Permitted to Proceed with Class-Action Certification
Christopher J. Hoare; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 6, 2014
On November 30, 2012, a southbound Conrail freight train, consisting of two locomotives and 82 cars, derailed as it crossed the East Jefferson Street Bridge. Six of the cars derailed, plunging four into the frigid waters of the Mantua Creek. One of the tankers ruptured, spilling approximately...

 


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