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Supreme Court of NJ Holds that Trial Courts Can’t Deny A Jury Trial As Sanction

Publisher: Law360
July 28, 2016

Kevin J. Duffy and Paul R. Marino were mentioned in an article, "NJ Justices Say Courts Can't Deny A Jury Trial As Sanction," in Law360. The article is about the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s recent ruling  in Williams v. American Auto Logistics. The unanimous decision hands a victory to Lamar Williams, whose lawsuit against American Auto Logistics over water damage to his car has been the subject of two trials and two appeals since its commencement in 2010. The significance of the Court's holding is that trial courts may not deprive civil litigants of a jury trial as a sanction for failure to comply with procedural rules.  Mr. Duffy argued before the Supreme Court of New Jersey on Mr. Williams’ behalf on April 25, 2016.


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