Author Archives: Keefe Law Firm

SEASONAL SAFETY – MOTORCYCLE SAFETY VIGILANCE

As Spring pushes away Winter’s blanket and Summer warms us with sunshine and gentle breezes, motorcycle riders pull back their tarps, dust off their bikes and hit the road.  This increase in ridership also means an increase in accidents.  In 2015, there were eighty-eight thousand injuries and 5,029 deaths from motorcycle accidents.[1]  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) previously…
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NJSBA: Lawyers Helping Lawyers with Bar President John E. Keefe Jr.

On May 17th, the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) held its ceremony to install new leadership in the state’s largest professional organization for attorneys. The ceremony was held at the organization’s annual meeting and convention in Atlantic City, where all attendees of the convention were allowed to attend the ceremony. Those gathered witnessed John E. Keefe Jr. accept the…
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What Happens When Insurance Isn’t Enough to Cover Accident Damages?

The night of February 6, 2015 changed the life of a 47-year-old man driving on the New Jersey Turnpike. That night, his vehicle collided with another vehicle that was stopped on the turnpike. The collision caused the man’s car to careen into the center lane, where it collided with another car. As a result, the man filed a lawsuit ,…
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Was Invokana Rushed to Market?

In 2013, a new drug to treat type 2 diabetes was released. This medication, Invokana, was seen as a new way to help control diabetes and doctors began prescribing it to many of their patients. Unfortunately, there were a few details about Invokana use nobody knew about. Now, some experts are questioning if the medication was potentially rushed to market….
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Is Hollywood Celebrating a Lawsuit Prone New Jersey Park?

Have you seen trailers for the new movie Action Point? It stars Johnny Knoxville, of Jackass fame, as an amusement park owner trying to win back the affections of his estranged daughter. However, a new competing amusement park has opened up nearby, so the owner must come up with new gimmicks in order to keep his park open. This new…
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Why Did a Monmouth County Man Sue His Insurance Company?

In February 2014, a man and his son were driving down Route 70 near Toms River when disaster struck. Another vehicle collided with the travelers head-on, causing injuries and property damage. As with many cases like this, the two parties involved wound up in court, however, you may not have expected the victim’s insurance company to be the defendant. Why…
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Can Mediation Be the Solution for a Construction Accident?

Working on a construction site can be very hazardous. There is heavy equipment, construction materials that can get out of hand, and scaffolding that takes workers high above the ground. Any of these hazards can cause a serious injury to workers, but no one expected that something as simple as dust could cause a construction accident. When Mediation Is the…
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THE DIANE B. ALLEN EQUAL PAY ACT

Equal Pay for Equal Work   New Jersey’s sweeping equal pay law, The “Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act” amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to protect all people from being unfairly paid less than another person, not in the employee’s protected class, for “substantially similar work.”   That means you can’t be paid less than someone not in…
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When Is a Bar Responsible for Damages Caused by Drunk Driving?

On October 1, 2011, an elderly couple were out driving on Clifton Street in Westfield, New Jersey. As the two drove through the intersection with Tice Place, a motorist ran a stop sign and barreled into the couple’s vehicle. The resulting crash claimed the life of the man driving his girlfriend down Clifton Street, yet the woman and the driver…
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Did a Helicopter Defect Cause a Country Music Performer’s Death?

On March 11th, a helicopter that took off from New Jersey crashed in New York’s East River. The five passengers in the helicopter perished, while the pilot was able to free himself and survived. Now as the NTSB investigates this tragedy, circumstances are bringing back memories of a helicopter defect that may have taken the life of a country music…
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