Civil Litigation

September is here — and that means National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is right around the corner. On Sept. 26, 2021, the United States will honor the thousands of individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Each year, roughly 3,000 Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma. Symptoms of the disease typically start to occur 10 to 50 years after exposure. While there are several treatment options…
A great way to show support for a loved one who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma is by registering for the Alton Miles for Meso 5K, which will be held virtually for the second straight year. Racers and supporters interested in participating are invited to register for the virtual race and run or walk from anywhere! The race is set to begin on Sept. 25, the day before National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. For the 8th…
By: Peter J. Gallagher (LinkedIn) In a recent decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court looked back to a time before social media was ubiquitous, a time when Facebook was cutting edge and perhaps even – pause for collective gasp from anyone under 40 – cool. The case – In the Matter of John Robertelli – involved an attorney who represented defendants in a personal injury case. He asked his paralegal to search the…
While under certain circumstances a former foster parent may seek custody, the rights of the foster parent, as a third party non-parent, are limited with respect to visitation. Matter of J.W. v. K.M • Date filed: 2021-09-02 • Court: Family Court, Franklin • Judge: Judge Robert Main Jr. • Case Number: V-00338-17/20C: “The Court is asked, in this visitation modification proceeding, to determine the future relationship between a young boy and the woman who was…
Business Litigation Blog Arizona Supreme Court Limits When Juries Are Allowed to Infer Causation in Medical Malpractice Claims September 20, 2021 It is now a little easier for healthcare providers to defend against medical malpractice claims. Last month, in Sampson v. Surgery Ctr. of Peoria, LLC, the Arizona Supreme Court held: If the cause of a patient’s death is (1) “disputed” and (2) “not obvious to an ordinary person,” then a “jury in a medical…
  Campagna Johnson Mady, P.C. v. Kalsi (In re Kalsi), 20-10330 (MG) (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Sep. 2, 2021): “The cross-motions for summary judgment in this adversary proceeding seek a determination of dischargeability of attorneys’ fees awarded to the estranged spouse of the debtor-defendant in ongoing divorce proceedings. The plaintiff argues that the attorneys’ fees are non-dischargeable as domestic support obligations under section 523(a)(5), or, in the alternative, as an obligation to a spouse incurred in the…