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 [...]

Appellate Court Allows Construction of a Taco Bell in Trenton

By |2020-08-06T13:16:54-05:00January 11th, 2020|Litigation, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

Szaferman Lakind prevailed on an appeal before the Superior Court, Appellate Division, on an issue of first impression. Our client, JAT Properties, was a local developer of Taco Bell and similar franchises. Represented by Arnold C. Lakind, JAT received a use variance from the City of Trenton Board of Adjustment to construct and operate a [...]

Favorable NJ Supreme Court Decision Issued in Non-Solicitation Case

By |2020-08-06T13:17:09-05:00January 11th, 2020|Litigation, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

Szaferman Lakind prevailed on an appeal to the Supreme Court of New Jersey seeking to reverse a judgment against a Monmouth County accountant charged with violating a non-solicitation agreement. Our client had been employed by a larger firm and subject to a non-solicitation agreement. When our client became dissatisfied with the quality of services rendered [...]

$25 Million Class Action Suit Against Credit Insurers Settled

By |2020-08-06T13:17:31-05:00January 11th, 2020|Litigation, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

A Superior Court Judge sitting in Mercer County approved a $25,000,000 class action settlement in the matter of Hopewell v. Standard Guaranty Insurance Company. Plaintiffs were represented by Arnold C. Lakind, who directs litigation at Szaferman Lakind. The case grew out of credit insurance policies issued in 1999 by the three defendants, Standard Guaranty Insurance [...]

Favorable County Superior Court Decision in Non-Solicitation Case

By |2020-08-06T13:18:11-05:00January 11th, 2020|Business, Litigation, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

Daniel S. Sweetser successfully defended a restaurant franchisor and its franchising company against a million dollar lawsuit filed by one of their franchisees. The franchisee alleged that our clients breached the franchise agreement and committed fraud. After a two-week non-jury trial in Atlantic County before Chancery Judge William Todd, the Superior Court held that our [...]

Favorable Settlement in Insurance Fraud Civil Case

By |2020-08-06T13:18:29-05:00January 11th, 2020|Litigation, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

Robert E. Lytle was successful in brokering a settlement between the State of New Jersey, Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, and a South Jersey chiropractor. Our firm was retained by the chiropractor to represent him in a suit filed by the State seeking civil penalties in excess of $125,000 for violation of the New Jersey [...]

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