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Roosevelt Jean prevails in both Bergen and Hudson Counties

Roosevelt Jean prevails in both Bergen and Hudson Counties

Roosevelt Jean persuaded Bergen County Superior Court Judge Charles E. Powers that pursuant to New Jersey’s weather immunity statute, the City of Garfield could not be held liable for a plaintiff’s slip and fall accident on black ice resulting in an elbow fracture that required replacement surgery.   In another matter arising out of the Tort Claims Act, Mr. Jean achieved Summary Judgment on behalf of the Township of North Bergen against a claim that a plaintiff suffered a severe comminuted arm fracture, resulting in permanent limitations and disability after tripping and falling on a sidewalk allegedly owned and negligently maintained by North Bergen.  Mr. Jean convinced Hudson County Superior Court Judge Barry P. Sarkisian that the plaintiff failed to prove North Bergen’s liability under N.J.S.A. 59:4-2 of the New Jersey Tort Claims Act.