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In a recent unanimous decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court in Flanzman v. Jenny Craig, Inc., 244 N.J. 119 (2020), reversed the Appellate Division’s ruling and enforced the parties’ arbitration agreement. In Flanzman, the plaintiff signed an “Arbitration Agreement” in connection with her employment with Jenny Craig, Inc., which provided, in part, that “all claims or controversies arising out of or relating to Employee’s employment, the termination thereof, or otherwise arising between Employee and Company shall, in lieu of a jury or other civil trial, be settled by final and binding arbitration.”
In Shields v. Ramslee Motors, No. A-53-18, _N.J. _ (2020), the New Jersey Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether the owner of a commercial property owes its tenant’s invitee a duty to clear snow and ice from the property’s driveway while the property is in the sole possession and control of the tenant.
Widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles will herald dramatic changes for the motor insurance market according to our recently published report.
British people are the least supportive nation in their attitude towards driverless cars, or indeed any form of autonomous vehicle (AV), according to a study across six territories (United Kingdom, United States, Australia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong).
As one of the largest studies on attitudes towards autonomous vehicles to date, our new report explores public support across the globe and insights from key industry leaders.
A reversal of the Appellate Division’s “bright line” prohibition on expert testimony suggesting that a plaintiff magnified her symptoms; the Supreme Court’s rejection of an expert opinion on causation as a net opinion; and a holding that a party witness’ specialized knowledge did not require him to be identified as an expert witness are recent interesting cases regarding the admissibility of expert testimony in New Jersey.
New Jersey Appellate Division holds evidence of whether a vehicle’s airbags deployed is inadmissible, absent expert testimony
In automobile negligence actions it is commonplace for both plaintiff and defense attorneys to ask the plaintiff whether his or her airbags deployed as a result of the collision.
Case review 10/08/2018
In New Jersey, disputes involving personal injury protection (“PIP) benefits are handled through arbitration via the Forthright Solutions Forum (“Forthright”).
It is long standing law in New Jersey that a commercial landowner is responsible for maintaining abutting public sidewalks in a reasonably safe condition.