Personal Injury & Accident

HOTEL NOT LIABLE FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR INJURY

In a recent unpublished decision, the New Jersey Appellate Division considered whether a hotel engaging an independent contractor had liability to the hotel for physical injuries he sustained on the job.  The contractor had been hired to install sheetrock over skylights in the ballroom and paint the walls.  Using his own ladder to spackle the …

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Settling With An Incapacitated Plaintiff

In a recent reported decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court reversed the trial court approval of a settlement involving an accident victim who had a diminished mental capacity. It also reversed the Appellate Division‘s affirmance of that trial court decision.  The plaintiff was working at the defendant‘s property when she was struck in the head …

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