Florida’s Tort Reform: Changes and Implications for the Insurance Industry
By Amanda Mezer
Florida’s legislature is continuing its efforts to mend the insurance crisis in Florida. The newest proposed bill targets litigation, attorney fees, admissibility of medical bills and bad faith actions. Herein, we will be discussing the changes and potential implications for insurance carriers, their insureds and counsel.(more…)
Sophisticated Parties Need Not Explicitly Waive the Right to Trial in Arbitration Agreements
In an important clarification of contract and arbitration law, New Jersey’s Appellate Division recently confirmed that an arbitration agreement between sophisticated parties does not need to expressly waive the right to trial in order to bind the parties to arbitration. This ruling clarifies that while arbitration obligations contained in consumer and employment agreements continue to require express waivers, agreements between sophisticated parties do not require the same protections.(more…)
Favorable Jury Verdict Obtained for a National Restaurant Client
Congrats to Alexander Fisher on obtaining a favorable jury verdict for a national restaurant client and wins further hearing forcing plaintiff to pay Counsel fees!
In a just concluded week-long jury trial in Mercer County, New Jersey, gartner + bloom, P.C. partner Alexander Fisher secured a favorable jury verdict in a claim where the plaintiff had sought several hundred thousand dollars for dental injuries.(more…)
Legal Alert – “The Grieving Families Act”
By Kenneth A. Bloom, Founder & Managing Partner
Talk about waiting until the last minute! Governor Hochul announced in an op-ed published by the Daily News that she would be vetoing the proposed Grieving Families Act on January 30, the deadline for her to sign the bill.(more…)
Proposed New York City legislation would redefine employee/employer relationships for many New York City-based employers.
If passed, Int. No. 837 will prohibit covered employers from terminating employees without either “just cause” or a “bona-fide economic reason.”(more…)