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Appellate Division Voids Penalty Assessed Against Borough for Late Payment of Award

| May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are few cases in the Division involving assessments of penalties against an employer for late payment of a settlement. 

Court Rules Proceedings in Workers’ Compensation Court Violated Due Process Rights of Employer

| May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Petitioner Joan Haggerty worked for Cape May Regional Medical Center (Crothall Service Group).  She tore her left rotator cuff and

Medicaid And New Jersey Family Care Liens: State Funded Medical Benefit Programs Cover Increasing Numbers of New Jersey Citizens

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By:  Alfred Vitarelli, Esq., Shareholder, Stark & Stark Ask any practitioner about the nature of Medicare and his or her

Sole Proprietor Did Not Have Exclusive Discretion To Transform Trip Involving Car Maintenance Into A Work Mission

| April 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Vinno Verasawmi was the sole proprietor of VKR, which manufactured custom kitchen cabinets for residential and commercial customers.  The company

Reckless Prank By Co-Employee Does Not Permit Victim To Pursue Civil Suit

| April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Readers of this blog know that it is extremely difficult for an employee to sue his or her employer or

Appellate Division Resolves Long-Standing Dispute on Lien Formula With High Third Party Settlements

| April 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

After at least four decades of disagreement on lien reimbursement calculations in high third party settlements, the Appellate Division this

Employee’s Failure to Pursue Rights in Workers’ Compensation Court Precludes a Civil Suit for Failure to Accommodate under the ADA and LAD

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

As practitioners well know, many ADA law suits begin with a workers’ compensation injury.  But where is the line between

The ERISA Lien – – A Federal “Partner” In State Workers’ Compensation Litigation

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

By:  Alfred Vitarelli, Esq., Shareholder, Stark & Stark If the workers’ compensation practitioner reading this otherwise dry blog finds his/her mind

The Perez Trio of Cases and Proof of Permanent Partial Disability

| March 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is a remarkable coincidence that the three cases that best explain entitlement to permanent partial disability benefits in New

New Jersey Legislature Passes Supplemental Benefit for Certain Public Employees or Dependents of Those Employees

| March 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

On February 25, 2019, the New Jersey Legislature voted to send to the Governor’s desk Senate Bill No. 1967.  The