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  • 12 Levinson Axelrod Attorneys Named to 2020 NJ Super Lawyers Magazine!

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that 12 of our firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2020 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine! Selection to Super Lawyers ’ annual listings is considered one of the most sought-after honors in the legal industry, and is earned by attorneys who have exemplified the highest standards of professional success and peer recognition. This year, 12 ...
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  • COVID-19 Update from Levinson Axelrod, P.A.

    As you may already know by now, New Jersey Governor Murphy ordered all "non-essential" retail businesses to close as of 9 PM Saturday, March 21, 2020. In compliance with this directive, we have closed our offices to the public. While business is nothing but normal in New Jersey presently, we are doing our best to be here for the citizens of New Jersey regardless. The lawyers and staff at Levinson ...
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  • IKEA Recalls More Furniture Over Tip-Overs & Child Injury Risks

    IKEA is again recalling furniture sold in its U.S. and Canadian stores over risks that they can easily tip over and cause child injuries or death. Here are a few details about the recall : WHAT: The latest recall, issued by IKEA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on March 4, 2020, is for IKEA’s KULLEN 3-drawer chests sold at IKEA stores and online at IKEA-USA.com between April 2005 ...
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  • Case Result: $325K Settlement for Walkway Trip & Fall Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Associate Brian P. McElroy, Esq. recently secured a $325,000.00 settlement on behalf of a client who was seriously injured after tripping and falling over a cracked residential walkway. The defendant-landlord conceded that the condition of the walkway was his full responsibility. As noted in court documents, the incident occurred in June of 2016 when our client, a 50-year ...
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  • NJ Catholic Dioceses Extend Deadline for Abuse Victim Compensation Fund

    The New Jersey Roman Catholic dioceses have extended the deadline for claims filed through its Victims Compensation Fund over clergy sexual abuse. Now, victims who were abused as minors by Priests and other Church members will have until February 29, 2020 to file their claims with the New Jersey Independent Victim Compensation Program (IVCP) – a fund created last year by the state’s five Catholic ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Attorneys Lead Local Students in Mock Trial

    Several members of the Levinson Axelrod, P.A. legal team recently lent their time and insight to lead a group of high-achieving high school students through a mock trial as part of Youth Leadership Somerset’s Mock Trial Day. Firm Attorneys Jessica Bland , Michael Colacci , Brian Riehl , Chase Mathis , and Erin Kolodziejczyk graciously volunteered to help instruct students on litigation tactics and ...
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  • Jessica Bland Reaches $400K Settlement in Truck Accident Case

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Associate Jessica R. Bland recently resolved a trucking accident case for a client who suffered injuries and a subsequent infection after she was involved in a multi-vehicle accident caused by a landscaping truck. According to court documents, Jessica’s client was injured in a four-vehicle collision when a landscaping truck struck her vehicle in the rear as she was exiting ...
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  • Case Result: $410K Settlement for Parking Lot Trip & Fall Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Associate Kathleen M. DiGiovanni recently secured a $410,000 settlement on behalf of a client who was seriously injured after tripping and falling over a wheel-stop located in a parking lot near an entrance of a day care center. As noted in court documents, the incident occurred in January 2016 when our client, a 58-year-old woman, tripped and fell over a low-lying cement ...
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  • Mark Kuminski Secures $300K for Parking Lot Pothole Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Managing Partner Mark Kuminski has secured a $300,000 settlement on behalf of a client who was injured after stepping into a pothole. As noted in court documents, Mark represented a tractor-trailer driver who was harmed in the course of making an after-hours delivery at a warehouse. Records show the man had stepped into a pothole in the warehouse parking lot while descending ...
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  • Influenza in New Jersey is Peaking: What You Can Do to Stay Healthy

    Flu season is still going strong in New Jersey and the rest of the country, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). In fact, the latest data from the NJ health department shows flu activity remains high in all regions of the state, and emergency room visits and hospital admissions continue to top the three most active flu seasons in New Jersey history at this time of ...
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  • Workers' Comp Collections Bill Initiated by Rich Marcolus Becomes Law

    We’re pleased to report that a workers’ compensation measure initiated by Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Richard Marcolus has been signed into law! The New Jersey Collection Practices Bill ( S-3036 / A-1697 ) was signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday January 21, 2020. It will provide critical protection for workers’ comp claimants by prohibiting health care providers from reporting certain ...
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  • Workers’ Comp: New Jersey Hand & Foot Bill Signed into Law

    After more than a decade of ups and downs in the Legislature, state lawmakers and advocates have finally succeeded in passing critical legislation to improve benefits for New Jersey workers who lose function of all or part of a hand or foot in workplace accidents. In addition to that measure – known as the Hand & Foot Bill – Governor Phil Murphy also signed off on legislation – the Collection ...
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  • Should Employers Pay for Medical Marijuana? New Jersey Appeals Court Says Yes

    An appeals case drawing attention for its unusual subject matter and potentially large impact on the state’s workers’ comp system asks an important question: Should employers in New Jersey be required to reimburse injured workers for their medical marijuana expenses? In the Court’s opinion, yes. The ruling – published January 13, 2020 by the Super Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division – upholds ...
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  • Rich Marcolus Testifies Before State Senate Committee to Support First Responder Cancer Legislation

    As a former construction worker, Union Carpenter (and current member), and Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorney, Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Rich Marcolus has spent decades advocating for workers and families who find themselves facing difficult times following job-related injuries. That includes the first responders who keep our communities and loved ones safe in the most pressing times, ...
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  • New Jersey Pothole Claims: Notices Requirements Under TCA

    Rain, ice, snow, and other inclement weather conditions can create a multitude of hazards. While that means increased risks for all types of motor vehicle accidents , including bicycle and pedestrian accidents , there’s another drawback to winter weather: it can wreak havoc on our roads, particularly in the form of potholes. Unfortunately, those potholes can lead to damages to persons and ...
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