Maria P. Vallejo Speaks Before State Agencies for AAPI Heritage Month
May 23, 2024

Maria P. Vallejo was tapped by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General (“NJ OAG”) and the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles (“NJ DMV”) to speak on back-to-back programs addressing issues faced by Asian American & Pacific Islanders (“AAPI”).

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Nicole R. Cassata Prevails in New Jersey Supreme Court on Behalf of the New Jersey Defense Association
May 16, 2024

On January 29, 2024, Nicole Cassata argued before the Supreme Court of New Jersey on behalf of the New Jersey Defense Association, Amicus Curiae in the matter of  Goyco v. Progressive Insurance Company. In a recent unanimous decision, the Supreme Court agreed with Nicole's argument, ruling that a low speed electric scooter (LSES) rider does not fall within the definition of “pedestrian” for purposes of the No-Fault Act and therefore is not entitled to PIP benefits.  The Court held that while expanding the definition of “pedestrian” to include LSES operators would advance the medical coverage goal, it would undermine the goal of curbing the rise of insurance costs.  Expanding the availability of PIP coverage to LSES operators is properly for the Legislature and not the Court.

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Cheyne R. Scott Speaks at 2nd Annual Well-Being in the Law Judiciary Program
May 10, 2024

On May 9, Cheyne R. Scott was a featured speaker at the 2nd Annual Well-Being in the Law Judiciary Program moderated by Hon. Lee A. Solomon, Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court and Chair of the Supreme Court Committee on Wellness in the Law. The speakers used their personal experiences to discuss issues of concern identified by the Committee, such as challenges to wellbeing for law professionals and the availability of tools and resources to support wellness in the law. The program coincides with the Supreme Court's recent approval of a new series of recommendations to address well-being issues faced by attorneys.

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Steven Menaker to Speak at Ethical Issues in Attorney Advertising Seminar
Apr 30, 2024

Steven Menaker will be a guest panelist at the Ethical Issues in Attorney Advertising seminar presented by the Hudson County Bar Association, Foundation and Young Lawyers Division on May 22, 5:00 pm at Rincon De Espana in Bayonne.  The esteemed panel will also feature the Honorable Mary K. Costello, P.J.Ch. and will discuss how to ethically promote your practice as an attorney or mediator by following American Bar and New Jersey Supreme Court attorney advertising rules.  Participants will earn 2 ethics CLE credits. 

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Judge Bariso Holds Mock Trial for Bring Your Children to Work Day
Apr 26, 2024

Judge Peter F. Bariso (Ret.) held court in a mock trial for the children of CLMC attorneys and employees on Bring Your Child to Work Day. The kids served as prosecutor, defense counsel, and the jury in the case of the missing Rolex watch.

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Cheyne R. Scott to Lead Mindfulness, Diversity and Inclusion Seminar
Apr 03, 2024

Cheyne R. Scott, Director of the Firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, will present a virtual seminar, Cultivating Mindfulness, Diversity and Inclusion, on April 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Cheyne will discuss how to create a diverse and inclusive workplace in which attorneys thrive by balancing mental health with the pressures of legal representation.

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Chasan Expands Education Law Team
Mar 26, 2024

Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC has added three attorneys, who collectively have decades of experience, to its education practice group. Attorneys Dennis McKeever, Marcie Mackolin and Jaclyn Morgese have joined the firm and will concentrate their practice on school law generally and as counsel to boards of education.

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Nine CLMC Attorneys Selected to 2024 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Mar 25, 2024

Nine CLMC attorneys were recognized by Thomson Reuters’ 2024 New Jersey Super Lawyers®, a peer-nominated list of lawyers who have attained a high degree of recognition and professional achievement and who exemplify excellence in the practice of law. This marks the 20th consecutive year attorneys from the Firm have been recognized.

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Nicole R. Cassata Argues Before New Jersey Supreme Court on Behalf of the New Jersey Defense Association
Jan 31, 2024

On January 29, 2024, Nicole Cassata argued before the Supreme Court of New Jersey on behalf of the New Jersey Defense Association, Amicus Curiae in the matter of  Goyco v. Progressive Insurance Company.   The issue presented before the Court was whether the plaintiff, David Goyco, was eligible for Personal Injury Protection benefits as a pedestrian while operating a low speed electric scooter.  On behalf of the NJDA, Ms. Cassata argued that it would be against public policy to amend the definition of pedestrian to include operators of low speed electric scooters, motor scooters, e-bikes, etc, as premiums would likely increase for all automobile insureds in the State of New Jersey.

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Cheyne R. Scott to Lead Garden State Bar Association Labor and Employment Symposium
Nov 09, 2023

Cheyne R. Scott will lead the Garden State Bar Association's 2023 Labor and Employment Symposium on November 13, 2023, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The first event of the symposium will be a presentation by a panel of employment law experts on how employment law impacts diversity in the workplace. In addition to sitting on the Board of Directors, Cheyne also chairs the GSBA's Labor & Employment Committee and is Director of the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

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