Be Aware of Open and Obvious Hazards

In New Jersey, landlords are required to keep the premises free of hazards so that visitors are kept safe. Under the law, a landlord must take the necessary steps to uncover and remove harmful or unsafe conditions. If a hazardous condition exists, a landlord must provide adequate warnings to the public. However, if a hazard is open and obvious, a plaintiff may be unable to recover damages for injuries that he or she sustained as a result of the apparent hazard. Continue reading “Be Aware of Open and Obvious Hazards”

Pallone Urges FDA to Investigate Cosmetics Products Found to Contain Asbestos

U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. recently held a press conference calling for the Food and Drug Administration to investigate Claire’s Stores, Inc., and Justice Retail after it was reported that tremolite asbestos was discovered in its girls’ and young women’s cosmetics products. Continue reading “Pallone Urges FDA to Investigate Cosmetics Products Found to Contain Asbestos”

When Strict Liability Can Be Applied to a Personal Injury Case

In New Jersey, there are many laws in place which govern how a person can be held accountable for the harm of another. The obvious laws that come to mind are those that prevent murder or assault. But in most of these cases, it is easy to determine fault because one person intentionally caused harm to another. In other cases, though, it is not so clear, which is how the concept of strict liability developed. Continue reading “When Strict Liability Can Be Applied to a Personal Injury Case”