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Petitioner Failed To Prove Her Husband’s Death From Multiple Myeloma Was Related To Possible Benzene Exposure During A Five Year Period

By on October 13, 2014 in Key Defenses with 0 Comments

Decedent, Gerald Hallquist, worked as a laboratory technician for E.I. Dupont de Nemours (hereinafter Dupont) from 1968 until his retirement in 1998.  Between 1977 and 1982, he worked in the quality control lab with liquid chemicals, including benzene.  He wore safety gloves and a uniform supplied by Dupont.  When working with certain chemicals, the decedent […]

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New Jersey Court Rejects Common Law Marriage as Basis for Dependency Benefits in Workers’ Comp Claim

By on March 28, 2014 in Key Defenses with 1 Comment

Bobbie Kehoe and Scott Sunkimat began cohabiting in their home in Point Pleasant, New Jersey in 1999.  They made a life-long commitment to each other to spend their lives together but declined to marry.  They shared utility bills and bank accounts and both of their names were on the deed to their home.  Bobbie Kehoe […]

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Governor Christie Signs Law Providing Special Benefits to Spouses of Deceased Police and Fire Fighters

By on June 18, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

In a piece of special legislation, Governor Christopher Christie signed into law Senate, No. 1469, on June 13, 2013.  The bill pertains to dependency benefits for surviving spouses of certain fire and police personnel who die in the line of duty. Under current law in New Jersey, surviving spouses are entitled to dependency benefits of […]

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