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Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP Proudly Supports the Essex County Bar Foundation and NJWLA
Coughlin Midlige & Garland is a proud sponsor of the FORE Ladies Only Golf Outing. Presented by the Essex County Bar Foundation & New Jersey Women…
Coughlin Midlige & Garland Attorneys Selected to 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP congratulates nine of our attorneys who have been selected to the 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists in their respective practice areas and jurisdictions.
New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act Establishes Private Right of Action for UM/UIM Claimants
On January 18, 2022, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act (the “Act”), effective as of that date. The Act represents a significant change in the law governing the conduct of automobile insurers in New Jersey.
Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP Expands Its Estate, Trust and Taxation Group
Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP (CMG) is pleased to announce the expansion of our Estate, Trust and Taxation (ETT) Group with the hiring of five…
Maria Cestone to Present at New Jersey State Bar Association Webinar
Maria A. Cestone will be a speaker at a NJSBA/NJICLE webinar - "Estate Planning for Special Situations" on November 30, 2021. Maria's topic is "The Mobile Client and International…
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Factors to Consider Before and While Litigating Coverage Issues
- Karen Moriarty to Present at 2021 CLM Annual Conference
Please join Karen Moriarty at the 2021 CLM Annual Conference in Atlanta (August 11-13). Karen will be a presenter at the conference. Her session titled “Multiple Insureds With Insufficient Limits:…
Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP Selected for Inclusion in Insurance Business Magazine 2021 5-Star Insurance Law Firms
Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP is proud to announce the Firm, along with Kevin T. Coughlin and William T. Corbett have been selected for inclusion…
NJ Law Firm Can't Revive Insurance Suit Over Stolen Funds
Law360 (June 9, 2021, 4:27 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey state appeals court on Wednesday refused to revive Cadre Law Firm LLC's suit seeking…
3rd Circuit Backs Insurer in $667K Building Collapse Fee Battle
Law360 (April 27, 2021, 8:36 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit sided with Berkley Assurance Co. on Tuesday in its dispute with another insurer over…
Exciting Firm News!
March 22, 2021 – Morristown, New Jersey – Coughlin Duffy LLP announced today it has changed its name to Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP. “This is an exciting time for our firm. We’re growing, we’re hiring, and we’re evolving our brand,” said Managing Partner Suzanne C. Midlige. “I want to be clear that while our name is changing, our services are not. As we embark on this next chapter, we look forward to continuing to grow our core practices – from insurance and reinsurance, to wealth management, employment and labor, corporate, commercial and commercial real estate – and to provide exceptional, cost-effective solutions to our clients’ legal needs.”
Second Department Finds Insurer Not Entitled To Recoupment Of Defense Costs For Uncovered Claims
The Second Department has parted ways with other New York courts that have permitted insurers to recoup defense costs
Morris County's Top Lawyers 2020
Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP warmly congratulates Jason A. Meisner and Pandora J. Thompson for their inclusion in Morris County's Top Lawyers 2020. Mr. Meisner…
Employment Law and COVID-19 - A Brief Legal Review
We are in uncharted legal waters when dealing with the ramifications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the relationship between employees and employers.
NJDEP Provides Temporary but Limited Relief of Site Remediation Deadlines Due to COVID-19 Impacts
In response to the concerns raised by parties about their inability to meet regulatory and mandatory timeframes for completing remedial investigations and cleanup actions due to COVID-19, NJDEP has provided some limited and temporary relief.
Insurance Implications Of COVID-19 Pandemic
The Covid-19 virus is affecting almost every business and every aspect of life. State governments across the United States are mandating business closures and shelter-in-place policies.
The COVID-19 Pandemic May Significantly Impact Environmental Requirements
The United States is facing a disease outbreak that is unprecedented in the modern world. The spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has impacted all facets of daily life.
Coughlin Midlige & Garland Attorneys Named to New Jersey 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List
Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP is pleased to share that ten of the Firm's attorneys have been selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list in their respective practice areas.
Gabe Darwick, Co-Presenter for Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Please join Gabe Darwick on January 29, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST as he co-presents a webinar for Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, titled, “More…
The Mistaken “Necessary Party” Priority of Coverage Defense
A troubling trend has begun to develop in the New York additional insured coverage litigation arena on the issue of priority of coverage. Disclaiming insurers who potentially owe additional insurance coverage, when confronted with a summary judgment motion, or even at earlier stages, have argued that until they have all available policies that may provide coverage, they cannot confirm their duty to defend.
New Jersey Appellate Panel Rules Municipal Courts Can Enforce Pollution Cleanup Orders
On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, a three-judge panel for the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed a Middlesex County State Court’s decision granting municipal courts jurisdiction to enforce civil penalties under the Spill Compensation and Control Act, (“the Spill Act”) pursuant to the Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999 (“PEL”).
Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP Earns Tier 1 and Tier 3 Metropolitan Rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2020
Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP is proud to announce its Insurance Law and Real Estate Law practice areas have been included in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2020 “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan rankings.
New Jersey Continues Aggressive Enforcement Actions For Environmental Harms
On Friday, October 25, 2019, State Attorney General Grubir S. Grewal (“Grewal”) and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe (“McCabe”) announced the filing of six lawsuits against companies and individuals who allegedly polluted sites in Trenton, Kearny, Camden, East Orange, and Newark.
Connecticut High Court Affirms Continuous Trigger, Unavailability Exception to Pro-Rata Allocation for Asbestos Bodily Injury Coverage
On October 4, 2019, the Connecticut Supreme Court affirmed the Appellate Courts’ decision in R.T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc. v. Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company, 171 Conn. App. 61 (2017), adopting the “continuous trigger” and the “unavailability exception” to pro-rata allocation for asbestos bodily injury claims.
Third Circuit Reopens Window for Potential Coverage of Product Defect Claims Based Upon Definition of an “Occurrence”
On September 13, 2019, the U.S. Third Circuit (“Third Circuit”) partially overturned a decision from the U.S. District Court (“District Court”) in favor of the insurers that an aluminum products manufacturer was not entitled to coverage for claims arising from its production of faulty window components.