Feb 9 2017

Courtroom Success 2017-4: Morrison Mahoney Partner Christopher Martin & Associate Seth Garrod

Morrison Mahoney Partner Christopher Martin and Associate Seth Garrod obtained a dismissal through summary judgment under New Jersey's entire controversy doctrine. The plaintiff was involved in an accident on the George Washington bridge's New Jersey side. Our client is a commercial trucking company from the mid-west. The plaintiff brought suit in New York. A large loss transfer by the plaintiff's insurer was brought in New Jersey. Chris and Seth successfully argued that piece-meal litigation arising from the same underlying facts is barred under the entire controversy doctrine. The New Jersey Superior Court agreed and dismissed the case with prejudice in New Jersey. If an action exists it will need to be joined in the existing New York matter.

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