NJ Court: Employer that restricts an employee from grieving in the workplace is not actionable conduct that entitles one to damages

 New Jersey mother Cecelia Ingraham, who openly grieved the death of her beloved daughter in the workplace, has lost her appeal against former employer Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, in Raritan, New Jersey, where she had previously worked as an administrative assistant in the marketing department for...
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Torts: Not always a bad dog? Then owners may be off the hook for the actions of their pets.

A plaintiff commenced an action seeking damages for injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident when he attempted to avoid hitting the defendants’ dog, which had entered the road. The lower court denied defendants’ motion seeking summary judgment dismissing the complaint. The Supreme ...
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Summary judgment motion granted despite the fact more discovery was needed

A medical malpractice lawsuit filed by a patient against Long Island Jewish Medical Center-Schneider Children’s Hospital was dismissed, when the Court ruled that the “mere hope of [a] patient, that depositions might uncover existence of evidence necessary to defeat summary judgment …was insuff...
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Torts: School district breached its duty to adequately supervise students in its charge

A student brought personal injury action against another student and the school district, seeking damages for injuries she sustained when she was stabbed in leg by that student on school grounds.  The Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, held that a school district breached its du...
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Negligence: School district was not negligent in its operation of school bus

The Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, recently held that a school district was not negligent in its operation of a school bus, as would support a negligence claim brought by a student’s parents, in an action seeking to recover damages for personal injuries the student susta...
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