Katharine Coffey and Christopher John Stracco wrote an article, "Discovery Rule Resurrects Fraud Claim On NJ Property Sale," for Law360. The article is about the Superior Court, Appellate Division’s precedential decision in Catena v. Raytheon Company, et al., Docket No.: A-4636-13T4. The Appellate Division's decision here reinforces the equitable nature of the discovery rule in New Jersey jurisprudence. The court concluded that under the circumstances, the plaintiff's initial discovery of contamination to his property in Teterboro, New Jersey in 1998 did not constitute discovery and that the prior owner concealed knowledge of the contamination and the attempt at subsequent cleanup. The court emphasized that the discovery rule "is designed to avoid harsh results that otherwise would flow from mechanical application of a statute of limitations." In the context of fraud especially, "the victim's lack of awareness of the fraud is the wrongdoer's very object. The rule thus prevents the defendant from benefiting from his own deceit."
On Wednesday, March 15, Kate Coffey will be speaking at the 13th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law: Lease Agreements, Defaults, and Collections seminar about laws concerning leasing and condominiums.
On February 27, Kate Coffey will be speaking at the 5th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law: From Lease to Eviction Seminar for Sterling Education Services, a non-profit continuing legal education company.
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Theresa Kelly and Howard Fetner wrote an article, "AARP Lawsuit Puts EEOC In An Awkward Position," for Law360.
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Michael P. Byrne was mentioned in an article, "Day Pitney, Greenberg Traurig Steer $130M NYC Loan," in Law360.
Barbara Freedman Wand was quoted in the article "Banks Explore Multiple Avenues For Community Investment," in The Commercial Record.
Harold Blinderman was quoted in an article, "Coal Co.'s Win Won't Diminish EPA's Regulatory Clout," in Law360. In the article, he discusses the significance of the case, Murray Energy Corporation et al v. Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency, in which the federal District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia granted summary judgment to Murray Energy.
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