GH&C Obtains Bench Trial Verdict In Favor Of Client In Dishonored Bank Drafts Litigation

Justin M. English recently obtained a bench trial verdict in favor of a GH&C client (the “Client”) following a trial in Superior Court in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The Client was a major New Jersey provider of senior housing and supportive services who was sued by Robert J. Triffin (“Triffin”), a litigant who has filed […]

GH&C Obtains Dismissal Of Claim For Specific Performance Of Claimed $45 Million Contract

Michael J. Canning, Esq. and Christopher J. Marino, Esq. recently obtained the dismissal of a claim for specific performance of an alleged contract for the sale of real property for the amount of $45 million. For the full article, click here.

Municipal Engineer Is A “Public Employee” Entitled With Tort Claims Act Protections

The Appellate Division of New Jersey Superior Court recently decided a municipal engineer is a “public employee” afforded the protections of the Torts Claims Act, rather than an “independent contractor.”  As a result, the court dismissed a developer’s malpractice claim against the Township’s engineering firm.  The Torts Claims Act limits lawsuits against “public employees” but […]

GH&C Attorneys Prevail On Continuing Jurisdiction Of Zoning Board Of Adjustment

Adopting the arguments made by GH&C attorneys Paul H. Schneider and Steven P. Gouin, the Appellate Division of Superior Court held that with a bifurcated use variance application, a zoning board of adjustment has jurisdiction not only over the initial site plan application, but retains jurisdiction over subsequent site plan amendments that may occur years […]

GH&C Litigation Team Successfully Represents Commercial Landlord At Trial

Certified Civil Trial Attorney, and Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla partner, Robert J. Feinberg, Esq., and Matthew N. Fiorovanti, Esq., associate of the firm, recently prevailed on behalf of the firm’s client, a commercial landlord, in a complex litigation and trial before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, General Equity Part.  Following a trial […]

Open Public Records Act Request Must Be In Writing

The Open Public Records Act, also known as “OPRA”, is an important tool for those trying to get information from State or local government agencies.  When the government denies access to public records in contravention of OPRA, or charges a copying fee in excess of that allowed by the statute, OPRA gives the citizen the […]

Appeals Court Upholds GH&C Trial Win In Builder’s Remedy Lawsuit

The Appellate Division of New Jersey Superior Court has upheld a trial victory by GH&C litigator Paul H. Schneider in a builder’s remedy lawsuit against Livingston Township.  Squiretown Properties, LLC had been trying for years to get the Township’s approval to construct residential apartments on its property, offering to make some of the apartments affordable […]