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Category Archives: Accident

Weedo Is, At Long Last, Dead

hammer-boltThe New Jersey Supreme Court’s 1979 decision in Weedo v. Stone-E-Brick has been cited by courts across the country more than 2,000 times.  In a great many of those cases, the courts have used Weedo as precedent for a rule that simply wasn’t set forth in the opinion, itself.  In Cypress Point Condominium Assoc. v. Adria Towers, the New Jersey Supreme Court has now decided the issue that was not, in fact, addressed in Weedo and it was a big win for general contactors who seek insurance coverage for faulty workmanship. Read More

Birds of a Feather Won’t Grow Together

chickensOccasionally, a case gets decided on facts that are too amusing to resist.  Not laugh-out-loud funny, but amusing; a smile.  The decision of the New Jersey Appellate Division in this one begins with a sentence you just don’t see every day in a court opinion: “This case is about insurance coverage and undersized broiler chickens.” Read More

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