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Attorney Chris Placitella’s Oral Arguments in Sun Chemical Lawsuit

On March 17, 2020, Attorney Chris Placitella argued that claims can be filed concurrently under two separate New Jersey statutes: the Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) and the Product Liability Act (PLA). “They’re not antagonistic, they’re complimentary,” said Christopher M. Placitella, representing the Association for Justice. The case being argued was Sun Chemical Corp. v. Fike Corp. et al., case number[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Aug 18, 2020
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NJ Supreme Court Allows Simultaneous PLA and CFA Claims

In a July 29th ruling, the New Jersey Supreme court ruled that consumers can file claims under two separate laws in the same complaint. According to Justice Lee Solomon, the Consumer Fraud Act and Product Liability Act govern different types of conduct and are intended to provide different remedies. Thus, companies can be held responsible both for misrepresenting their product[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Aug 3, 2020
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C/P/R Fighting for Our Clients Before the NJ Supreme Court

C/P/R’s Chris Placitella recently argued and won a landmark case before the NJ Supreme Court on behalf of Arthur Whalen who suffered and died from mesothelioma. In that case, the Supreme Court held that a manufacturer that specified asbestos-containing products be used on its equipment is responsible for asbestos exposure caused by replacement parts used for that equipment. Watch Mr.[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Jun 9, 2020
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Duty to Warn of Asbestos-Containing Replacement Parts Affirmed by Split Court

The NJ Supreme Court recently upheld an August 2018 appellate panel ruling in favor of C/P/R Plaintiff, Arthur Whelan, who died of mesothelioma.  In a 5-2 decision, the Court found that manufacturers and distributors who distributed asbestos containing replacement parts had the same duty to warn about these hazardous products as the original manufacturers and distributors.  C/P/R’s Chris Placitella issued[...]

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Johnson & Johnson Stops Talc Sales in US and Canada

USA today reported that Johnson & Johnson will no longer be selling its talc baby powder in the US or Canada. The company made this announcement on May 19, 2020, citing the plummet in demand for the product as a part of the reasoning behind the decision. The company alleges that sales of the product have suffered following the thousands[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ May 21, 2020
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Johnson & Johnson Ceases Sales on Talcum Powder

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson announced that they will no longer be selling talc-based baby powder. The New Jersey based company has spent the past few years fighting thousands of court cases centered around allegations that the talc containing powder caused cancer for many who used it. C/P/R’s legal team, headed by partner Chris Placitella, has represented many clients against[...]

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Do You Have The Right Auto Insurance?

In the video below, attorney Chris Placitella discusses how to protect you and your family by buying proper car insurance coverage. Even if you're not at fault for an accident, you are not guaranteed adequate compensation for your injuries if the at-fault person doesn't have the right insurance. In New Jersey, the minimum insurance coverage is $30,000 for the entire[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ May 6, 2020
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Attorney Chris Placitella Nominated As Member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100

C/P/R shareholder Chris Placitella has been again nominated to be a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. This organization extends invitations to only the most premier trial attorneys who meet stringent qualifications based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. In addition to being selected as a Top[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Apr 29, 2020
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Following Landmark $750 Million Award in Talc Lawsuit, New Punitive Damages Trial Sought by Johnson & Johnson

A New Jersey jury handed down a historic $750 million punitive damages verdict in a suit alleging Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused four people to develop mesothelioma. Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson now hopes for a new trial or reduced verdict. C/P/R shareholder, Chris Placitella, served as co-lead Counsel for the plaintiffs.  This case gained lots of media attention[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Apr 25, 2020
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Thank You, Chief Justice Rabner

Dear Chief Justice Rabner: I write to thank you for your leadership during these difficult times. I am confident that I speak not only for myself but the entire New Jersey bar in expressing sincere appreciation for the Judiciary’s efforts to keep our lawyers, court staff and citizens safe. It is heartening to know that our Judiciary is sensitive to[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Apr 21, 2020
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C/P/R Law April Update

C/P/R and COVID-19 As is everyone, CPR is monitoring the COVID-19 Corona virus. We are complying with the CDC guidelines and urge you to do the same. Our CPR team is working remotely and remains available via phone, email and video conference to help in these uncertain times. CPR has spent substantial time and resources to insure uninterrupted communication with[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Apr 20, 2020
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CPR Client Paralyzed at Construction Site in Fall Settles for $15M in Delaware County, PA

Attorney Stewart Cohen A construction worker represented by CPR attorneys Joel Rosen and Stewart Cohen, who fell three stories and was paralyzed from the waist down when the platform he was standing on gave out from under him, has settled his case for $15 million. The case was proceeding in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. The settlement was[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ May 20, 2019
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Cosmetics Safety in 2019

Are cosmetics safe for use, or do many cosmetics actually contain hazardous product defects? According to a recent article in The New York Times, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) struggles to regulate cosmetics, even though they may contain several harmful ingredients. In short, the cosmetics industry remains governed by decades-old regulations that do not take into account updates[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Feb 20, 2019
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Risks of Giving Birth at a Birth Center

Expecting mothers have many decisions to make as they plan for the birth of their child, one of the most important being where and how they will give birth. Indeed, the range of options is long, with some mothers choose scheduled cesarean-sections at hospitals; other choosing natural births in birthing centers, and others even deciding to give birth at home.[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Dec 3, 2018
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How Money Corrupts Medicine

On September 14th, 2018, The New York Times editorial board published a very important piece on the fall of Dr. José Baselga. Formerly a top official at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center — one of the nation’s giants in the field of cancer research —  Mr. Baselga announced his resignation from the organization after an explosive joint New York Times/ProPublica[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Nov 26, 2018
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$72.5 Million Class Action Settlement Fund Announced

If you or a close relative ever filed an asbestos lawsuit based on exposure to Emtal Talc, used in the manufacturing of industrial products, you could receive a payment from a proposed $72.5 million class action settlement fund.

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