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We are delighted to confirm the promotion of thirteen lawyers to our partnership across practice areas including commercial, employment and healthcare, as well as specialist areas of insurance and liability that include cyber, property and construction, professional liability, travel, abuse and fraud. Eight of those promoted are based in the UK, with four in the US and one in Australia. Our worldwide partner count is now 264.
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.
We are pleased to announce that we have continued our growth in the United States with our relocation to a new, larger office in Philadelphia, and the addition of Louis Kozloff as partner and associate Thomas Seery.
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).
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.
We are pleased to announce that financial lines specialists Maurice Pesso and Greg Steinberg have joined as partners in the US. The duo join from White and Williams LLP where they were partner and counsel respectively. Maurice Pesso will be based in our New Jersey office and Greg Steinberg in New York.
We are very pleased to announce that we have promoted ten lawyers to our partnership, with nine based in the UK and one in the US.
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”).
Global law firm Kennedys has strengthened its insurance coverage capabilities and global insurance practice with the hire of Mark Dessi from US firm Skarzynski Black. He joins as a partner in the New York office where he is reunited with several former partners from Sedgwick who joined Kennedys CMK last autumn.