M&W Case Alert – Partner Eric Harrison Obtains Federal Judgment Against Plaintiff’s Counsel for Frivolous Litigation


Last week in F.V. and M.V. o/b/o B.V. v. Cherry Hill Board of Education, Civ. Action No. 21-18096, the Honorable Karen Williams, U.S.D.J., granted the motion of M&W’s civil rights team, led by partner Eric Harrison, to award sanctions of more than $71,000 against ...more

attorney Jamie Epstein for prosecuting frivolous litigation under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD).  Click to view the Order.  Read the full Case Alert.

Case Alert – NJ Supreme Court Modifies the “Going and Coming Rule” re Workers Comp


On November 21, 2023, the New Jersey Supreme Court clarified the “going and coming rule” applicable to workers compensation claims arising out of auto accidents while workers drive to and from work.  When an employee uses a vehicle provided by his or her employer for business expressly authorized  by the employer, an accident occurring during its use will trigger entitlement to workers compensation benefits.more

Both workers compensation carriers and auto liability insurers should be mindful of this decision, as an auto-based workers compensation claim  potentially affects the availability of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage and raises the specter of a potential workers compensation lien on any liability claim arising out of the accident.  Read the entire article.

M&W Case Alert – Lori Brown Sternback Brings Home a “No Cause” in Monmouth County


Recently, one of our veteran trial attorneys, Lori Brown Sternback, tried a premises liability case in Monmouth County relating to an accident that occurred in the State of Vermont.more

Lori helped the jury navigate the terrain of New Jersey tort law with the help of Vermont and national building codes to arrive at a defense verdict.  Read the full Case Alert here.

Methfessel & Werbel Fall Highlights – 2023


M & W Fall Highlights include a District VIII Ethics Committee Chair appointee, NJICLE seminar presentations, an NJ Special Investigators Association presentation, an article publication and the NJLJ Insurance Defense Law Firm of the Year.more

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Methfessel & Werbel’s Gina Stanziale and Richard Nelke Present at the Insurance Law 2023 Seminar


On September 27, 2023 the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education will welcome moderator Gina Stanziale and speaker Richard Nelke who are presenting at the "Insurance Law 2023: Analysis of a Property Claim Seminar."more

The seminar will take a deep dive into first party property claims.  Read more here.