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The petitioner was seeking permanent and total disability, including lifetime medical and indemnity benefits, with a potential value of approximately $600,000. As part of his written opinion, the workers’ compensation judge indicated that he placed considerable weight upon the petitioner’s social media postings, which were procured through the defense’s efforts and successfully entered into evidence over the petitioner’s counsel’s objections.
The claimant had established that he had worked in the coal mining industry and was exposed to coal dust for a period over 17 years. Medical evidence also established that the miner did indeed have coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (Black Lung).
The plaintiff, a suspended high school principal, claimed that the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act had been violated when the doors to the administration building had been locked at the start of the first day of her termination hearing. The court considered the issues of whether a plaintiff is denied a right under the Pennsylvania School Code when access to the hearing room by the public is barred, and whether a public hearing qualifies as “official action” within the meaning of the Sunshine Act.
We obtained a dismissal of a legal malpractice action arising from a Law Against Discrimination and Conscientious Employment Practices Act action against a municipality and its School Board. In this complex multi-party action, our client, an expert in school law, was retained by the school district to handle a hearing against the plaintiff, a teacher and coach. The plaintiffs alleged a conspiracy among the lawyers and the school board to oust the plaintiff.
The decision was later affirmed by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, and we successfully argued both the summary judgment motion and the appeal. The plaintiff, a condominium association, filed suit against the sponsor of a newly constructed mixed-use residential and commercial building in Hoboken, New Jersey. The plaintiff also sued the property management company, the general contractor and various subcontractors involved in the construction.
We obtained dismissal in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York on behalf of an orthopedic doctor. A legal representative and health care proxy of the plaintiff-decedent brought an action against the doctor seeking damages for negligent infliction of emotional distress and allegedly violating Jonathan’s Law. That law established procedures for the notification of parents/guardians of incidents affecting the health and well-being of children and certain others.
We obtained a directed verdict at trial in an action to hold a child welfare agency vicariously liable for an alleged assault and battery by an employee who was terminated for forgery of the victim’s signature. We represented a foundation that provides child welfare services in Florida.
We were successful on a motion for summary judgment, thereby barring the application of the mode of operations in a slip and fall case where an alleged partially eaten sandwich was found in the aisle of the retailer.
We represented a plumbing subcontractor in a case venued in Supreme Court, Bronx County. The plaintiff alleged he sustained serious neck and back injuries as a result of falling pipes.