John V. Mallon successfully defended a motorist insured by Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company in a Passaic County jury trial. The plaintiff, supported by the testimony of her rehabilitation doctor and an osteopathic physician specializing in sports medicine, claimed recurrent disc herniation as well as aggravation of pre-existing lumbar herniation and further degeneration of the lumbar and cervical spine. Mr. Mallon presented testimony of a board certified orthopedic surgeon to dispute these claims. He persuaded the jury that the plaintiff’s disc herniation recurred prior to the accident and that no permanent damage was caused by the defendant. Accordingly, a verdict of No Cause of Action was entered in favor of the defendant. The jury deliberated less than an hour in making their determination.