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Thanksgiving Newsletter

You should know... Holiday parties can create a legal hangover if guests are injured or injure someone else. But what most party hosts don't know is that they may be legally on the hook if an accident should occur. From your great aunt Edna breaking her hip on an icy sidewalk to your brother-in-law Jerry drinking too much champagne and[...]

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Premature Births a Big Problem in Philadelphia

Preterm birth, or premature birth, refers to the birth of a baby before 37 weeks of gestation. In the United States, preterm births affect approximately one out of every 10 infants born, and are the greatest contributor to infant death, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Furthermore, preterm birth is also the leading cause of[...]

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Cohen, Placitella & Roth Awards Scholarship to Rutgers Camden Student

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. recently awarded a $2,500.00 scholarship to Rutgers Camden law student Christine Braswell. Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. makes a scholarship award available each year to a deserving law student based on the student’s academic, vocational, and volunteer background. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is May 31 of each year. Ms. Braswell distinguished herself[...]

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Nertavich v. PPL Electric Utility

On September 10, 2015, Joel Rosen of Cohen, Placitella and Roth argued the case of Nertavich v. PPL Electric Utility before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. This case was argued before the Supreme Court on the issue of owner liability for the conduct of its contractors and the responsibility for an owner of property to its contractor’s employees. This case[...]

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Fernandes v. DAR Development Corp.

The New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies the Responsibility of Contractors and Employees By: Jared Placitella Sept. 11, 2015 In a recent unanimous decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that in negligence claims by injured workers against third parties, an employee’s alleged contributory negligence may only be considered by the jury when the evidence presented shows that the injured employee[...]

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August Newsletter

You Should Know Newsletter: August 2015 Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. http://www.cprlaw.com/ Asbestos: Winning the Fight for Justice that the Insurance Industry Predicted By: Christopher M. Placitella & Jared Placitella Just as the insurance industry predicted in the early 1970s, the battle for just compensation for asbestos victims has involved not only asbestos manufacturers, but also other corporate giants that[...]

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14 Years Ago Today

Fourteen years ago on this date, a smaller group of folks at Kessler, Cohen and Roth were beginning to gather around a small tv showing a grainy image in Two Penn Center trying to process what we would learn was the first attack of citizens on US soil that any of us had experienced. Stewart and I closed the office[...]

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Third Circuit Reinstates Asbestos Case Against GE

A New Jersey-based asbestos suit against General Electric Co. claiming a deceased serviceman developed mesothelioma as a result of working with jet engines manufactured by the company has been reinstated by a federal appeals court. In a July 7 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit found "sufficient evidence for a reasonable fact-finder to conclude that [the[...]

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July Newsletter

You Should Know Newsletter: July 2015 Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. http://www.cprlaw.com/      CPR Prevails in the Third Circuit Against General Electric A New Jersey-based asbestos suit against General Electric Co. claiming a deceased serviceman developed mesothelioma as a result of working with jet engines manufactured by GE has been reinstated by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Chris Placitella who[...]

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Asbestos Defenses Addressed in South Carolina’s Garvin v Crane Opinion

In an opinion handed down by the Supreme Court in South Carolina, the Honorable D. Garrison Hill addressed several defenses typically urged by asbestos defendants including but not limited to the “Bare Metal Defense”. After wading through the not so clever manipulation of half-truths and twisted logic, Judge Hill rejected the so called “bare metal” defense. According to the Court,[...]

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If you find yourself in a car accident, there are some important steps you can take to make the insurance and potential litigation processes that will ensue afterwards go more smoothly. Ultimately, consulting with experienced counsel as soon as possible is the best way to cut through the red tape of the insurance industry and to make sure your rights[...]

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