The Role of a Lawyer in New Jersey Historic Preservation

By |2023-06-30T09:59:12-05:00June 30th, 2023|Historic Preservation, Litigation|

Preserving the rich cultural heritage and architectural legacy of our communities is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. In the state of New Jersey, where history runs deep, the role of a lawyer in historic preservation becomes crucial. At Szaferman Lakind, we understand the significance of protecting and safeguarding our historic buildings and [...]

Arnold Lakind Prevails in Pro Bono Case

By |2022-07-26T14:13:21-05:00July 26th, 2022|Litigation, Litigation Cases, Verdicts and Settlements|

Arnold Lakind was recently asked by a member of a New Brunswick Synagogue to provide pro bono services to an elderly Mexican immigrant, MS. MS could speak some English, he understood little in the English language and could neither read nor write English. MS and his wife lived in a rented apartment in New [...]

Arnold Lakind Successful in U.S. District Court

By |2022-08-09T10:21:36-05:00May 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 [...]

Arnold Lakind Prevails in Land Use Appeal

By |2022-08-09T10:20:38-05:00May 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 |2023-06-30T11:05:04-05:00October 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 was [...]

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 [...]

New Jersey Law Journal Spotlight: Janine Bauer

By |2021-06-30T13:33:22-05:00June 30th, 2021|Company News, Litigation|

On June 28, 2021, the New Jersey Law Journal published a spotlight article on Szaferman Lakind Partner Janine Bauer. Janine, an accomplished transportation, environmental and litigation attorney, discussed her biggest lessons learned during 2020, the biggest trends in litigation and what government spending on infrastructure means for her and other transportation attorneys. In discussing [...]

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 [...]

New Jersey Employers May Require Employees to be COVID-19 Vaccinated with Certain Exceptions

By |2021-06-10T13:40:36-05:00June 10th, 2021|Business, COVID-19, Litigation|

By: Dan SweetserAs many employers begin calling their employees back to the workplace, there are questions surrounding vaccination requirements. The New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) declared that New Jersey employers can require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine in order to work, unless the employee cannot get the vaccine because of (1) a disability, (2) their [...]

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