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New Jersey Premises Liability: Who is Responsible

New Jersey Premises Liability: Who is Responsible

Common Law: Three Types of Visitors

Traditionally at common law, there are three categories of relationships between a landowner and a visitor. Each one requires something different from the landowner. Whether a fall occurred within a store, on the grounds of a business, or at a friend or acquaintance’s home, the first step will be to determine whether the premises owner owed the injured individual a duty of care...

New Jersey Supreme Court defines boundaries of the Mode of Operation Doctrine finding it not to apply to the sale of grapes in closed containers

New Jersey Supreme Court defines boundaries of the Mode of Operation Doctrine finding it not to apply to the sale of grapes in closed containers

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in a 4-2 decision that the “mode of operation rule does not apply to the sale of grapes in closed clamshell containers.” Jeter v. Sam’s Club (A-2-21) (085880). The decision limits liability for injuries suffered due to a fall from a product spilled or dropped from self-service containers.

 

In the decision, the Court first defined the mode of operation rule as...

Snow and Ice Accidents: What to Know About Car or Truck Accidents, as well as Slip and Fall Accidents Caused by Snow or Ice

Snow and Ice Accidents: What to Know About Car or Truck Accidents, as well as Slip and Fall Accidents Caused by Snow or Ice

Southern New Jersey experienced a tremendous amount of snowfall today, and we are again reminded that New Jerseyans are no stranger to winter conditions and the difficulty it presents in getting around, whether it be on foot or driving a vehicle. When winter conditions are a factor in a car crash, determining whether the crash was the fault of another party or just an accident can often be tricky. Likewise, where snow or ice is a factor in a slip and fall, it again can be challenging to determine whether the fall resulted from the pedestrian’s failure to observe conditions or the fault of another party for not properly clearing a walkway...

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