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  • Attorney Mark Kuminski Secures $500,000 Settlement

    Levinson Axelrod attorney Mark Kuminski represented a woman who fell after stepping into a pothole in the parking lot of a commercial business. The pothole was located in the parking lot of the defendant’s business establishment. Rather than correcting the issues which caused the original parking lot to deteriorate, the defendants simply paved over the existing parking lot. As a result, pot holes ...
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  • Attorney Ronald Grayzel Secures $1.9 Million Jury Verdict

    Levinson Axelrod attorney Ronald Grayzel recently secured a $1,989,000 judgment after a jury returned a verdict for his client for his client who suffered injuries caused by exposure to carbon monoxide fumes. The injuries occurred due to the negligent installation of a generator by defendant Express Automotive and Towing of Metuchen N.J. on plaintiff’s van which she used as part of her ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Attorney Brian McElroy Secures $200,000 Jury Verdict

    Levinson Axelrod attorney Brian McElroy recently secured a $200,000 verdict in a motorcycle accident case where our client, a 25-year-old man, suffered three cervical herniations, posterior instability and tendinitis of the left shoulder and nerve issues in the lower extremities. While riding his motorcycle, the defendant attempted to make a left-hand turn and cut our client off. The defendant ...
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  • New Bill Makes It Easier For Employers to Hide Employee Injuries

    Late on Monday, April 3, 2017, President Trump signed new legislation that lessens reporting requirements for employers when their employees get sick or hurt while on the job. Last month, Congress voted to use the Congressional Review Act to repeal regulations introduced under the previous administration that required employers in dangerous industries to keep accurate records of injuries suffered ...
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  • Todd Wachtel Acted as Judge for the American Mock Trial Association

    On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Todd Wachtel, a partner from Levinson Axelrod’s Hillsborough office acted as a Judge for two rounds of the American Mock Trial Association’s Opening Round for their Championship Series, in Wilmington, Delaware. This was essentially the “Sweet-16” of a nationwide tournament for college students that prepare and present all aspects of a Jury trial. While these were ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Attorneys Lead Local Youth in Mock Trial

    Levinson Axelrod attorneys Brian McElroy , Patrick Flinn and Michael Fusco volunteered their time to lead a group of about 40 high-achieving high school students through a mock trial of a hypothetical drunk driving prosecution at the Justice Session for Youth Leadership Somerset on February 11. The Youth Leadership Somerset is a youth leadership program available for high school students who live ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod is Proud to Support the Middlesex County Youth Shelter

    At Levinson Axelrod, P.A., we are committed to giving back to the community and helping those in need. We appreciate all of the support that we have received over the years from our local communities, and we understand the role that it has played in our overall success as a law firm. As a result, it is important to us to do what we can throughout the year in order to support these communities. ...
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  • Robert Cook Named Partner at Levinson Axelrod

    A new year means more than just a new calendar for Levinson Axelrod, P.A. attorney Robert Cook . As of January 1 of this year, he has been named as a partner at the firm. “It’s an honor,” said Robert. “How many people can truly say they love where they work and love what they do there every day? I am completely committed to Levinson Axelrod and our dedication to the seriously injured people we ...
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  • Tips To Help Prepare Your Home This Holiday Season

    As important as it is to keep yourself safe on the roads, the same goes towards keeping yourself safe at home. Winter storms and dangerously low temperatures will put increased stress on your house, and come with the additional risk of power outages that could cut off your heat supply if you aren’t careful. The best time to prepare for the worst is before it ever happens, and we’ve put together a ...
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  • Wave Goodbye to the Courtroom: Uber Updates Arbitration Agreement in Terms of Use

    The popular ridesharing service Uber recently updated their Terms of Use (ToU), effective starting Monday, November 21. The key portion to note is the updated arbitration agreement section, which will affect customers who seek to take legal action against the company. The full ToU can be found here , but we have highlighted some of the most important portions of the arbitration section below for ...
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  • NJ Transit Train Accident Costs Man Part of His Leg

    According to authorities, a man was struck by a NJ Transit train in Trenton, NJ early Sunday morning. The currently unidentified man was in critical condition after losing part of his leg in the accident. Lisa Torbic, a spokeswoman for NJ Transit reported that the man was apparently trespassing near the Trenton Transit Center at around 12:45 a.m. when a train arriving from New York struck him. He ...
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  • The Importance of a Non-Elected Judiciary

    In New Jersey, we are fortunate that our judges are appointed and vetted through the political process rather than elected as they are in some states. This helps maintain the independence of the judiciary and makes them far less likely to beholden to anyone or anything except the law. A prime of example of what happens when the judiciary is not independent is what happened recently with State Farm ...
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  • Understanding Claims Against NJTransit - Your Rights and the Pitfalls

    Bringing a claim for injuries against New Jersey Transit (NJTransit) is not as simple as it may seem due to the fact that they are a “public entity” under New Jersey’s stringent Tort Claim Act. See N.J.S.A. 59:1-3 . As a governmental entity, NJTransit is permitted certain immunities under tort law which protect the agency against claims of negligence. These immunities are broad and are often ...
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  • Over 4 Million General Motors Vehicles Recalled Over Airbag Risk

    General Motors Co. announced that they were recalling nearly 4.3 million vehicles late last week, over 3.6 million of which are currently in the United States over a software defect. According to the vehicle manufacturer, the sensor module in the affected vehicles run the risk of spontaneously entering diagnostic mode during a crash which can prevent the front airbags and seatbelt pretensioners to ...
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  • What Is a Settlement Conference?

    The vast majority of civil cases are settled before anyone needs to go to trial, most often because all parties involved are able to reach an agreement before the set trial date. One of the most common places these settlements are reached is at a settlement conference. Under New Jersey Courts Rule 4:5B-3 [1] , courts are permitted to conduct a settlement conference in any civil action at the ...
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  • How Do New Jersey Drivers Stack Up Nationally?

    According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it turns out they’re near the bottom of the list. The NHTSA reported more than 32,000 deaths from vehicle-related incidents in 2014 [1] , and New Jersey is responsible for more than its fair share of those fatalities. According to the research, New Jersey has the second most deaths per driver in the United States at ...
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  • 42 Injured After Barrier Collapsed at a New Jersey Concert

    42 people were injured at a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert on Friday August 5 after a railing collapsed, dropping approximately 50 people 10 feet onto a concrete path at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ. According to witnesses, dozens of concertgoers ran forward once the two rappers took the stage, and their combined weight pressing against the railing apparently caused the barrier to fail. 34 ...
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  • Notice to New Jersey Construction Workers: Be Cautious in Summer Heat!

    Summer weather may be beautiful, especially compared to the dreary winter months, but it can be just as dangerous as it is pleasant if you don’t take care of yourself. While everyone should worry about their safety in these sweltering temperatures, construction workers, and other people who work outdoors need to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses and injuries. Why Is Heat Such ...
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  • Pacific Cycle Strollers Recalled Over Front Wheel Defect

    Pacific Cycle has recalled approximately 217,600 Instep and Schwinn swivel wheel jogging strollers following reports that the front wheel is at risk of becoming loose and detaching from the stroller during use. The company issued the recall following 132 reports of front wheel failure, which resulted in a reported 215 injuries that included abrasions, bruises, bumps, head injuries, lacerations, ...
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  • Court Rules That Police Dash Cam Videos are Considered Public Records

    After a June 30 ruling by a New Jersey appeals court, police dashboard camera recordings are considered documents that must be released under New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Appellate Division Judges Jose Fuentas and John Kennedy affirmed Ocean County Superior Court Judge Vincent Grasso’s decision to make a police dash cam recording public. The ruling came at the request of ...
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  • Will I Have To Go To Court?

    When you’re preparing your case, you may ask yourself if going to court is really necessary. Courtrooms can be intimidating, and the prospect of facing a crack legal team can be nerve wracking. While your best option is to speak with your attorney about your options before making a decision, there are alternatives you can pursue if you want to avoid a court date if both parties are willing. ...
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  • New FAA Drone Regulations Could Increase Risk of Injury

    Drones, or unmanned aircraft, are rapidly growing in popularity, and new regulations by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will only serve to increase that growth. The FAA expects to release their first set of rules that will allow businesses to fly drones up to 50 pounds at low altitudes. These initial regulations only permit operators to fly these aircraft within their line of sight and ...
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  • Todd Wachtel Speaks at New Jersey Boys State

    Todd Wachtel, Esq., a partner in our Hillsborough office, spoke at the 71 st Session American Legion New Jersey Boys State at Rider University on June 20 about careers in the practice of law. Other attorneys from throughout the State of New Jersey joined Todd on the panel, as well as New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Lee Solomon. The New Jersey American Legion Boys State was founded in 1946 in ...
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  • New York and New Jersey Recall Beef over Concerns of E.coli

    According to federal officials, over 3,500 pounds of beef shipped to retailers in New York and New Jersey was recalled due to concerns of possible E.coli contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on June 15 that the Newark, NJ-based company G & M Co. is recalling its beef products produced between June 8 and June 10. The products in ...
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  • Kind Words From a Forked River Client

    Dear Kim, Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you are a lawyer extraordinaire. Adjective; outstanding or remarkable in a particular capacity. Two years ago, I made an appointment with Levinson Axelrod to talk about my accident. I made the appointment with the mindset that this was just a "let's be on the safe side" move. I am just going to have a conversation and see how this works and if I ...
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