Firm Succeeds in Motion to Quash Federal Court Subpoena

By |2022-05-20T08:05:56-05:00May 20th, 2022|Litigation, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

Some time ago, investors in Johnson & Johnson (J & J) stock filed a securities fraud class action against the New Jersey drug manufacturer.  The Plaintiffs, a class of J & J investors, maintained that J & J withheld information from the investing public about its vulnerability to personal injury lawsuits growing out of [...]

Firm Prevails in Long Beach Island Land Use Case

By |2022-05-20T07:29:04-05:00May 20th, 2022|Commercial Real Estate & Land Use, Litigation, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

Last year, Szaferman Lakind was retained to represent a developer on Long Beach Island on the appeal of a denial of subdivision approval.  Our client wanted to convert a defunct bar into a residential development and applied to subdivide the property into six (6) residential lots in Long Beach Township.  In an effort to [...]

Dan Sweetser Prevails in Defense of Prominent New Jersey Law Firm in Breach of Contract Suit

By |2022-03-22T08:24:42-05:00March 22nd, 2022|Business, Litigation, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

By: Dan Sweetser On November 8, 2021, Judge Michael Erdos of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas entered a verdict in favor of a New Jersey law firm represented by Partner Dan Sweetser. The complaint alleged that Dan’s client breached a contract with the Plaintiff relating to a business transaction and claimed $160,000 in [...]

Bob Lytle Successfully Defends Domestic Violence Victim

By |2022-03-22T08:17:04-05:00October 21st, 2021|Litigation, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

Partner Bob Lytle recently prevailed on appeal on behalf of a client who was not only a victim of domestic violence and sexual assault at the hands of her ex-fiancé, but who was also a victim of the criminal justice system who failed to protect her identity.  In fact, the Warren County Prosecutor who [...]

Janine Bauer Helps AARP Win Victory for Utility Consumers

By |2021-09-29T07:52:10-05:00September 29th, 2021|Litigation, Litigation Cases|

Partner Janine G. Bauer recently represented AARP as a friend of the court (amicus curiae) in an appeal of a ruling by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), which had allowed utilities to reap income tax savings even where taxes were not paid by the utilities to the IRS—and the savings were [...]

Dan Sweetser Successful in Employment Discrimination Trial

By |2021-07-29T13:43:06-05:00June 10th, 2021|Business, Litigation, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

By: Dan Sweetser On May 13, 2021, Judge Kenneth Chu of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) Division of Judges entered a verdict in favor of a large medical testing company represented by Partner Dan Sweetser. The complaint alleged that Dan’s client discharged a former employee in retaliation for soliciting co-workers to join a [...]

Bob Lytle Prevails on Behalf of Jersey City Police Officer

By |2021-04-29T12:36:33-05:00April 29th, 2021|Litigation, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

After weeks of trial that took place in 2018, Partner Bob Lytle obtained a dismissal of all of the charges against a police officer that were contained in a 107-count indictment returned by the Hudson County grand jury. If convicted at trial, our client, who was a decorated Captain in the Jersey City Police [...]

Variance Clears the Way for Independent Living Facility in Hamilton Township

By |2020-08-06T13:16:13-05:00January 11th, 2020|Commercial Real Estate & Land Use, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

Lionel J. Frank obtained a variance from the Hamilton Township Zoning Board of Adjustment to allow construction of a new care program for seniors in the Greater Mercer County area. LIFE St. Francis is a new, community based long-term care program that allows elderly individuals who would have no option other than a nursing home [...]

Settlements Reached in Two Mesothelioma Cases

By |2020-08-06T13:16:23-05:00January 11th, 2020|Litigation, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

Szaferman Lakind obtained a $3.65 million settlement on behalf of an auto mechanic who contracted mesothelioma as a consequence of brake work, and a $7.5 settlement on behalf of the owner of a battery company who contracted mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos from a battery experiment. (2007)

Bid Protest Upheld in Multi-Million Dollar State Contract

By |2020-08-06T13:16:37-05:00January 11th, 2020|Litigation, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

Jeffrey P. Blumstein successfully protested the proposed award of a multi-million dollar, multi-year State contract to provide facility management services to several large State-owned buildings. Our client is an experienced firm who had provided similar services to the State for these same buildings. However, public policy required that when their current contract expired, a new [...]

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