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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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  • Attorney Michael Colacci Delivers Presentation on Police Misconduct Investigations

    On Thursday, July 23, 2020, Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Attorney Michael Colacci presented to a group of law enforcement officers who work for various municipalities and county offices across New Jersey. The seminar was held at Morris County Park Police Department in Morristown and was titled “Investigating Police Misconduct.” Michael was a presenter in the afternoon portion of the program, where he ...
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  • $1.5M Settlement Secured by Brett Greiner Featured in New Jersey Law Journal

    A $1.5M settlement secured by Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Brett Greiner was recently featured in the May 11, 2020 edition of the New Jersey Law Journal . As reported in the NJLJ ’s “Suits & Deals” section, Brett negotiated the settlement in March on behalf of a client who was injured after the vehicle she was traveling in was rear-ended by a tow truck. The wreck occurred as Brett’s client was ...
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  • Result: Kathleen DiGiovanni Recovers $700K For Nightclub Assault Victim

    Kathleen DiGiovanni, an Associate at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. who works primarily from our offices in Howell and Belford, successfully negotiated a six-figure settlement for a client who was assaulted by security personnel at a local nightclub. The case stems from an incident in which our client, a practicing chiropractor from Monmouth County, had been attending a birthday party held at a nightclub ...
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  • Fourth of July Fireworks in New Jersey: Safety Tips

    The Fourth of July is nearly here, and though things may be different this year, risks for accidents and injuries still remain. What’s more, cancellations and social distancing brought about by the coronavirus pandemic have put officials and safety experts on high alert for increases in fireworks accidents and catastrophic injuries. COVID-19 Fireworks Concerns: Officials Urge Public to Stay Safe ...
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  • Result: Kathleen DiGiovanni Secures $705K Settlement for Multi-Vehicle Auto Accident Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Attorney Kathleen DiGiovanni recently secured a six-figure settlement on behalf of a Monmouth County man who suffered a permanent back injury in a multi-vehicle auto accident. According to case records, the crash occurred when our client was driving to work southbound on Route 287 in Somerville, New Jersey. Due to traffic on the Interstate, our client stopped his vehicle, ...
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  • Court Rules Witness Must Testify via Virtual Deposition -- Levinson Axelrod is Already Prepared

    New Jersey Courts have adapted rapidly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with social distancing likely to stick around, they are increasingly relying on technology to move cases forward. Following widespread court closures and restrictions for all but the most essential proceedings, one recent ruling from Middlesex County shows the judiciary is standing firm on its goal to process cases ...
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  • Rich Marcolus Testifies in Support of Cost Of Living Increase for Essential Workers

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Rich Marcolus is continuing his fight to support legislation that protects front line workers, and their families, who’ve braved great risks to provide essential services during the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, June 11, 2020, Rich appeared before a Senate Committee to testify in support of Senate Bill 2476 , a measure that would create a Cost of Living increase ...
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  • Result: Brian P. McElroy Secures $765K Settlement for Car Accident Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Associate Brian P. McElroy, Esq. recently secured a six-figure settlement on behalf of a client who sustained serious and permanent injuries to her spine in a motor vehicle collision. Our client had been traveling as a rear-seat passenger when the vehicle she was in was slammed from behind by a police car. As noted in court documents, the incident occurred in October 2016 ...
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  • Partner Todd Wachtel Volunteers for Congregation Beth Chaim Reopening Task Force

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Todd D. Wachtel, Esq. has volunteered to serve as the Chairperson of the Reopening Task Force for Congregation Beth Chaim in West Windsor, New Jersey as it looks to reopen its doors after closing in response to the coronavirus pandemic. After being asked to chair various committees, Todd is actively meeting with stakeholders, business leaders, medical professionals, ...
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  • Rich Marcolus Delivers Presentation on COVID-19 Presumption Bill to State Lawmakers

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Richard J. Marcolus recently delivered a presentation to state legislators covering 50 states to discuss how and why a presumption law is necessary to protect workers who contract the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the course of their employment. As we’ve discussed on our blog, the pandemic has had broad implications in the workplace. Not only have numerous workers ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Partner Testifies Before State Senate About “Essential Workers” Protection Bill

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Richard Marcolus recently testified before the New Jersey Senate Labor Committee in support of legislation that would include “Essential Workers” among front line workers who receive additional protections when filing workers’ compensation claims. Rich’s testimony, delivered before the Senate Labor Committee, concerns Senate Bill 2380 , a measure that would create an ...
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  • Personal Injury Attorneys & Pandemic: Why Victims Need Representation

    The coronavirus pandemic has changed America in profound and lasting ways. While the nation continues to combat the public health crisis, it’s already clear that life as we know it will never quite be the same. That’s very much the case when it comes to navigating the personal injury claim process and a court system that has been deeply affected by the pandemic. Un-Represented Individuals Face ...
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  • Executive Order Lets Elective Surgeries Resume in New Jersey on May 26

    On Friday, May 15, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order allowing elective surgeries to again resume in the state of New Jersey. While Executive Order No. 145 makes it clear the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency continues to exist, it lifts a temporary suspension of elective surgeries and invasive procedures imposed by a previous Executive Order in the early stages of the pandemic. ...
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  • Result: Todd Wachtel Recovers $305K for Nurse's Work Injury

    Todd Wachtel, Esq., a Partner in Levinson Axelrod, P.A.’s Hillsborough office, recently settled a workers’ compensation case for Permanent and Total Disability for an injured nurse. According to court documents, Todd’s client initially injured her wrist and arm lifting a chart. The injury developed into complex regional pain syndrome, and affected her entire body. Due to her condition and the pain ...
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  • Case Result: Construction Worker Awarded Medical Benefits, Temporary Disability After Fall

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Attorney Roberto Benites recently secured a favorable workers’ compensation ruling for a construction worker who suffered hip and knee injuries after a work-related fall. After fully litigating a motion for medical benefits and temporary disability, Benites prevailed in securing an order for the workers’ compensation insurance carrier to provide our client with hip ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Partner Fought for Law That is Now Protecting COVID-19 First Responders

    Richard Marcolus understands what it means to sacrifice your body for your work. Today he is a Workers Compensation law expert and Partner at Levinson Axelrod, but Marcolus began his career as a Union Carpenter. After the September 11 attacks on America, Rich saw a glaring omission in New Jersey’s Worker’s Compensation laws— first responders were not given the protections they needed when putting ...
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