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 [...]

$7.5 Million Award in Mesothelioma Case

By |2020-08-06T13:04:40-05:00January 11th, 2020|Litigation, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

Following a two-week trial, Arnold C. Lakind, along with co-counsel, Moshe Maimon of Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLC, obtained a $7.5 million verdict on behalf of our client, a Linden woman, in a lawsuit filed against Exxon Mobil Corporation. Our client contracted mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos fibers while laundering her [...]

Appellate Court Upholds Dismissal of Official Misconduct Charges Against State Employee

By |2020-08-06T13:04:51-05:00January 11th, 2020|Litigation, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

Bob Lytle won a favorable decision from the NJ Appellate Court, which upheld the dismissal of criminal charges against a former NJ Division of Taxation employee for allegedly accepting gifts and services from a contract vendor. Our client was one of six State officials indicted by the Division of Criminal Justice for allegedly accepting gifts [...]

Award in Breach of Contract Case Exceeds $1 Million

By |2020-08-06T13:05:00-05:00January 11th, 2020|Litigation, Litigation Cases|

Dan Sweetser won a jury award of $805,000 for our client, Intercon Enterprises, in Newark’s US District Court. With interest, the award amount totaled $1,085,000. Intercon is a small importing company. In 1999, Kwan Kim, owner/operator of Intercon, learned of a great demand for fiber optic cable by US cable companies. He contacted LGIA, formerly [...]

$1 Million Property Tax Appeal Settlement

By |2020-08-06T13:05:25-05:00January 11th, 2020|Commercial Real Estate & Land Use, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

$1 Million Property Tax Appeal Settlement Bob Gladstone, Of Counsel, recently obtained a recovery package in excess of $1 million in a property tax assessment appeal case. Our client, a 150-acre shore area country club and golf course, filed an appeal of their property assessment over three years ago. Unable to reach a favorable [...]

Janine Bauer Wins PA Precedent Setting Case

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

Janine Bauer, recently won $76,243 in attorney fees in a Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law case in which she represented Buckingham Township against Penn DOT and PA DEP. The Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board’s decision to award attorney fees in this case was precedent setting, according to the Board. It sent a clear message to Pennsylvania [...]

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