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- 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.
Jason Meisner to Present at DigiCON 2019 on October 11, 2019
On Friday, October 11th, Jason Meisner will be presenting on “'I Can Get Sued for That?' Legal Pitfalls of Marketing in a Digital Age, and How Best…
Heidi Minuskin to Speak at Appraisal Institute on September 19, 2019
Heidi Minuskin will be speaking on a panel entitled, "Environmental Pitfalls Associated with Purchasing or Leasing Commercial Real Estate" at the Northeast NJ Chapter of the…
New Jersey Enacts Landmark Wage Theft Law
New Jersey has now adopted what looks to be the most comprehensive wage theft law in the entire country.
New Jersey Appellate Division Confers Additional Insured Status, Albeit Limited to that Portion of the Insured's Work
In Comcast of Garden State, LP v. The Hanover Ins. Co., Docket No. A-3425-17T4, an unpublished decision decided on July 10, 2019, the New Jersey Appellate Division held that a putative additional insured found partially liable in an underlying personal injury action was an additional insured, but “only with respect to” the insured-contractor’s work, and, therefore, was not entitled to coverage for its own negligent conduct.
6 Coughlin Midlige & Garland Partners Recognized in 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®
Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP is pleased to announce that 6 of the firm's partners have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
New Jersey Appellate Court Provides Some Clarity on the Scope and Use of Employment Restrictive Covenants
The New Jersey Appellate Division has clarified the analysis required to determine the effect of restrictive covenant agreements (RCAs) and offered guidance to practitioners drafting RCAs under New Jersey law in a decision on six consolidated actions.