Associate Christine Emery was recently published on the American Bar Association's Trial Practice section of their web site. The article was entitled "A Generation Y Perspective on Juries and Social Media", and can be viewed in its entirety here.
A New Jersey judge dismissed a suit against the firm’s client in which plaintiff alleged exposure to asbestos-containing products while performing his duties as a union pipefitter. Mr. Schmitz successfully argued that, under New Jersey law, a landowner has no duty to protect an independent contractor absent evidence that the landowner exercised control over the means and methods of the work. Additionally, he successfully argued that a landowner is not responsible for the negligence of other contractors working in the plaintiff’s vicinity.