Recent News

April 2019

In April 2019 Partners Jerry Cooley, Esq. and Patrick Carrigg, Esq. successfully defended an ophthalmologist in a jury trial before the New Jersey Superior Court, Middlesex Vicinage.
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2019 News

In February 2019 Partner Patrick F. Carrigg is appointed Special Counsel to the Elizabeth Board of Education.

Partner Michael A. Pattanite, Jr. obtained a dismissal with prejudice on behalf of a Superintendent of a New Jersey Public School from a former student’s claims of unfair, discriminatory and unconstitutional conduct. The Honorable Jamie S. Perri, J.S.C. of the Monmouth County Superior Court dismissed the case before discovery in March 2019.
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2018 News

n January 2018 Senior Partners Gregory Giordano and Michael A. Pattanite, Jr. negotiated a defense friendly settlement of a medical negligence claim for wrongful death injuries brought against a physician then completing his surgical residency.

Partner Patrick F. Carrigg met with United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito at an event held by the Hamilton Township Education Association dedicating Free Library to Rose Alito in January 2018.

In February 2018 Partner Gregory Giordano negotiated a defense friendly settlement on behalf of a neurological surgeon alleged to have deviated from the standard of care in the performance of spinal surgery.

In February 2018 Patrick F. Carrigg was appointed negotiations counsel for South Orange Maplewood Board of Education to represent the District in labor negotiations.
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December 2017

On December 7, 2017, Robert F. Casey represented an Appellant before the Princeton Historic Commission (“PHC”) in Princeton, New Jersey. Mr. Casey’s clients were appealing a decision of the Princeton Historic Commission relative to his clients’ fence along Cherry Hill Road in Princeton. The clients’ original fence (a white panel fence) was damaged by a car accident and subsequently replaced in front of their historic farmstead with a post-and-rail fence. In short, the clients applied for approval of the replacement fence with PHC, said approval was denied and determined, in essence, not to be in keeping with the PHC’s standards and ordinance.
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2017 News

In March 2017 Partner Patrick Carrigg is named a Rising Star in the area of Education by New Jersey Super Lawyers.
In June 2017 Partner Gregory J. Giordano obtained a $1,000,000.00 settlement from a insurance carrier who refused coverage for claimed injury and permanent disability.
Partner Patrick F. Carrigg lectured on Website Accessibility at the School Law Forum for New Jersey School Boards in June 2017.
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2016 News

In April 2016 partner Joseph Lang obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a Board Certified General and Thoracic Surgeon after a three-week jury trial in Mercer County Superior Court. In the case, Plaintiff claimed she suffered permanent nerve damage and injury as a result of a radio frequency ablation procedure performed by the Defendant physician. In May 2016 Partner Patrick F. Carrigg is elected a Trustee of the South-Central Division of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys.
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December 2015

In December 2015 senior Partner Gregory Giordano obtained a defense friendly verdict on behalf of Board Certified Surgeon, after a three week trial in Middlesex County Superior Court.
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August 2015

Robert F. Casey, Esquire successfully appeals real estate taxes for client Capital Health System, Inc. Mr. Casey was successful in reducing Capital Health’s annual tax bill for its outpatient campus on Whitehorse-Mercerville Road in Hamilton, New Jersey, netting the hospital more than $150,000 in tax savings per year, as a majority of the property, although.
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July 2015

Robert F. Casey, Esquire is appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve as a member of the Committee on Character for the New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners. Mr. Casey’s term is for five years ending June 30, 2018. The Committee on Character is responsible for the review, investigation and approval of candidates.
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2015 in Review

January 2015 – Patrick Carrigg, Esq. argues before the New Jersey Supreme Court on precedent setting decision regarding indemnification of public employees facing civil suits that follow criminal investigations and pleas. February 2015 – After a five week jury trial with multi-million dollar damages stemming from wrongful birth damages, Gregory Giordano February 2015 – After.
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2014 in Review

January 2014 – Gregory Giordano, Esq., argues before the New Jersey Supreme Court on a public entity’s duty to individuals crossing the property while the property is closed. May 2014 – Joseph Lang obtains a dismissal of a radiologist at trial defending against multiple malpractice claims. July 2014 – Patrick F. Carrigg, Esq. appointed solicitor.
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2012 in Review

October 2012 – After a 14 day jury trial, Patrick F. Carrigg, Esq., obtains a defense verdict on behalf of a New Jersey Public School defending against a Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying claim brought by a student.
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