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Blog Posts in 2020

  • Richard Marcolus Testifies Before NJ Senate Committees in Support of Workers’ Rights

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Richard J. Marcolus has been busy advocating for workers in New Jersey. Earlier this month, the New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist addressed two measures under consideration in the New Jersey Senate during a press conference and Senate Committee hearings. S-2865: On Monday, December 7th, Rich was spoke at a press conference to voice ...
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  • Happy Holidays from Levinson Axelrod, P.A.

    As we prepare for the upcoming holidays, our team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season. While 2020 has been an immensely difficult year, we are proud to say that we have remained as committed as ever to serving injured victims, workers, and families during their times of need. From adapting our practice to conform with guidelines for social ...
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  • Result: Brett R. Greiner Secures $375K Settlement for Slip & Fall Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Brett R. Greiner recently secured a six-figure settlement on behalf of a client who was injured in a slip and fall accident. According to court documents, Brett’s client slipped and fell on wet tile when stepping out of a shower at a gym where he was a member. Although there was a mat outside of the shower stall when he first entered, someone had removed the mat to ...
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  • NJ Bill Would Make Medical Marijuana Expenses Eligible for Workers' Compensation

    On Monday, October 26, New Jersey lawmakers took another step to advance a measure that would make medical marijuana expenses eligible for workers’ compensation and other insurance coverage. The measure ( A1708 ) would require workers’ compensation and personal injury protection (PIP) auto insurance to cover medical marijuana under certain circumstances. It would also require beneficiaries to be ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Named to “Best Law Firms” 2021

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that our firm has been recognized in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News – Best Lawyers ! Our firm was awarded a Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking, Best Lawyers ’ highest possible ranking, in two practice areas: Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants Selection to “Best Law Firms” is one of the industry’s top ...
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  • Three Levinson Axelrod Results Named to New Jersey Top Verdicts & Settlements List

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. secured three results recognized among the largest in the state of New Jersey in 2019, according to the New Jersey Law Journal’s annual New Jersey Top Verdicts & Settlements list. The cases recognized by the NJLJ among the state’s largest results in 2019 include: $3.225 million (Slip & Fall): Partner Kimberly L. Gozsa secured a $3,225,580 verdict from a Monmouth County jury ...
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  • Consumer Alert: Peloton Issues Recall Affecting 27,000 Bikes

    If you’re a longtime Peloton user, it’s time to make sure your bike isn’t an accident waiting to happen. Peloton just issued a recall covering over 27,000 bikes it sold between July 2013 and May 2016. The culprit: PR70P Clip-In pedals. Over 100 consumers have reported incidents of pedals breaking during use, and 16 cases resulted in leg injury. Peloton is recommending all affected consumers stop ...
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  • Adam L. Rothenberg Appointed to NJ Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that Partner Adam L. Rothenberg has been appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee for its 2020-2022 term. Adam will serve as designee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Adam’s appointment to the Civil Practice Committee speaks volumes about the respect he has cultivated among his peers and the local judiciary. Committee ...
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  • New Jersey Releases COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

    On Thursday, October 1 st , the state of New Jersey unveiled its new coronavirus contact tracing app, which notifies users of potential exposure to COVID-19. The COVID Alert NJ app was created in partnership with Google and Apple, and is worth your consideration. According to the CDC , contact tracing is one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep you, your family, and ...
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  • Michael Colacci Discusses COVID-19 First Responder Protections, New Mandates with Local Law Enforcement

    On Wednesday, October 2 nd , Levinson Axelrod Attorney Michael N. Colacci visited the Elmwood Park Police Department in Elmwood Park, New Jersey to deliver a presentation on new legislation that protects first responders seeking workers’ compensation benefits for COVID-19, as well as new mandates applicable to law enforcement. Mike covered several topics during his presentation to the Elmwood PD, ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Secures Workers’ Comp Benefits for Corrections Officer Who Contracted COVID-19

    In what may be New Jersey’s first court order awarding workers’ compensation benefits to an essential worker diagnosed with COVID-19, Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Richard Marcolus recently prevailed in helping a New Jersey corrections officer secure benefits after contracting the coronavirus at work. The order, issued by a judge who commented that this was her first claim for benefits over ...
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  • New Report Details Benefits of Switching to Electric Vehicles in New Jersey

    Switching to electric vehicles could prevent numerous deaths and save the state of New Jersey billions of dollars a year, according to a new report released by the American Lung Association. The ALA’s electric vehicle report – The Road to Clean Air – details a range of public health and environmental benefits researchers say would likely accompany a switch from gas and diesel vehicles to electric ...
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  • Gov. Murphy Signs New Jersey Essential Worker COVID-19 Presumption Bill Into Law

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to report that Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill that makes it easier for essential workers who contract coronavirus to receive workers’ compensation benefits in New Jersey. The new law, which was signed on Monday, September 14, and is retroactive to March 9, 2020 , creates a rebuttable presumption that contraction of COVID-19 is work related. The law is a ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Secures 4 of New Jersey’s Top 100 Verdicts in 2019

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that our New Jersey personal injury lawyers secured four of the Top 100 largest verdicts in New Jersey in 2019 as reported by TopVerdict™, a service that reports on the largest verdicts and settlements in each state. TopVerdict’s annual lists include cases of all types tried in state and federal courts, and are compiled based on verified court records. ...
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  • Three Firm Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2021

    Three Partners from Levinson Axelrod, P.A. have been named to the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © - Ronald B. Grayzel , Richard J. Marcolus , and James J. Dunn . This is the seventh, sixth, and fifth consecutive year of inclusion for each attorney, respectively. Ronald Grayzel: Recognized Since 2014 (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs) Richard Marcolus: Recognized Since 2015 ...
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