(888) 375-7600

Call Us, We Can Help.


Blog and News

Focused on excellence, driven by determination, dedicated to success.

TrialMasters MillionDollar avvo

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[...]

read more

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[...]

read more

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[...]

read more

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[...]

read more

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[...]

read more

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[...]

read more

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[...]

read more

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,[...]

read more


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[...]

read more


The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed its policy not to engage with the tobacco and arms industries at an executive board meeting held in January 2015. From March 30 to April 1, 2015, member states will meet to discuss the proposed Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors. During this meeting they will decide what proposals should be submitted to the[...]

read more

Let’s Help a 911 Hero

Immediately after the attacks on America of September 11, 2001, Michael Gaffney, a Camden County EMS volunteer, responded to Ground Zero to assist in the rescue and recovery effort and help the wounded. Mr. Gaffney was on the ground responding to the tragedy for days after the attacks. Unfortunately years later he developed severe respiratory problems as a result of[...]

read more


Americans must have access to the courts to prevent corporate wrongdoing. All too frequently, they have been ripped off by banks and credit card companies and then find that due to the use of forced arbitration they are unable to enforce their basic rights. It is a bad system that allows companies to evade responsibility for violating consumer protection and[...]

read more