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Thomas J. Pryor is an expert Civil Trial Attorney as certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Mr. Pryor is also member of the firm’s Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Insurance Coverage & Liability practices.

A unanimous New Jersey Supreme Court opinion has affirmed the rights of an aggrieved plaintiff to recover counsel fees incurred in prosecuting relief through a declaratory judgment; enforcing a duty to defend owed by a general liability carrier to a contractor defendant in a construction defect action.

In Occihifinto v. Olivo Constructionn, Inc., et als

In a recent decision in Kane Builders, Inc. v. Continental Casualty Company, the United States District Court in New Jersey remanded back to state court the determination of whether Continental owed the builder defense and indemnity in connection with an underlying construction defect case which had been playing out in state court.

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A New Jersey appellate court recently issued a reported opinion in Hill International v. Atlantic City Board of Education, addressing whether an affidavit of merit issued by an engineer, addressing the conduct of a defendant, architect, was sufficient in order to satisfy the requirements of the affidavit of merit statute.
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In Cvetkovic vs. N.J. Water Supply Authority, a New Jersey Appellate Court has decided, as a matter of first impression in New Jersey, that a certificate of insurance which contains a disclaimer that the certificate was issued “as a matter of information only and confers no rights upon the certificate holder, nor does it “amend, extend or alter the coverage afforded by the policies” does not establish insurance coverage for the contractor receiving the certificate.
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