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    • October 18, 2021
    • by Jeff Varcadipane

    The Difference Between a Wrongful Death Claim and a Criminal Case

    Wrongful death involves the death of a loved one due to negligent or intentional conduct of another party. Often, such cases are treated as homicides by law enforcement, and the person responsible might be arrested and face charges of manslaughter or even murder. Many families assume that the criminal case will bring them sufficient justice and will eliminate the need to file a wrongful death case. Unfortunately, this is a mistaken belief. 

    If you tragically lost your spouse, child, or parent due to the actions of someone else, you

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    • News
    • October 11, 2021
    • by Jeff Varcadipane

    What NOT to Do After a Car Accident

    There are many tips about what to do following a stressful traffic accident to protect your rights, but did you realize that some things you do can also negatively impact your legal rights and options? You want to have the best chance at full financial recovery as possible, so you should always avoid certain things and discuss what happened and your injuries with trusted New Jersey car accident attorneys right away. 

    Do Not Accept Any Blame

    Car accidents are traumatic events, and the scene can be chaotic. Officers might be

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    • News
    • December 16, 2019
    • by Dawn Pinnisi

    Dawn Pinnisi Rehabilitates Personal Injury’s Image

    When Dawn Pinnisi started her career as a young lawyer in 2000, what struck her the most was the dearth of female colleagues in her line of work. “When I entered the trial part courtroom, I could count on one hand the number of women in the room,” she says.

    Now, as a founding member of the New York and New Jersey-based litigation firm Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, she works tirelessly to not just advocate for her clients, but for other women in the legal field as well.

    Before

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    • News
    • November 06, 2019
    • by Dawn Pinnisi

    Jeffrey W. Varcadipane was Designated by the Supreme Court of NJ as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney

    The Firm is proud to announce that one of its founding members, Jeffrey W. Varcadipane was recently designated by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. The Court grants this distinction only to those attorneys who are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in civil trial practice. Candidates must provide an extensive and detailed history of actual matters litigated before the Courts in New Jersey and tried to verdict. Prior to receiving certification,

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    • November 06, 2019
    • by Brian MacNiven

    Dawn M. Pinnisi Distinguished As One Of The Best Attorneys In New York!

    Attorney Dawn M. Pinnisi Distinguished as one of the best attorneys in New YorkBest of the Bar proudly congratulates Attorney Dawn M. Pinnisi of the law firm Varcadipane & Pinnisi, P.C. in New York for Achieving one of the Top 100 Settlements in New York In 2018.

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  • Workers’ Compensation Insurers Eligible To Recover Medical Expenses

    The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court found that medical expenses are recoverable by Workers’ Compensation insurers. Relying on Section 40 of the Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA), the Court found that Workers’ Compensation carriers may claim part of a judgment where a worker obtains recovery from a third-party tortfeasor. If an employee suffers in a work-related accident, receives recovery for his or her injuries, and relies on workers’ compensation benefits for recovery, their recovery may be subject to

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  • First Department Appellate Division Approves Construction At Pier 55

    MATTER OF CITY CLUB OF NEW YORK V. HUDSON RIVER PARK TRUST, 101068/15.

    The First Department Appellate Division is allowing construction of a 2.4-acre park on Pier 55 to proceed. The Court determined on September 9th, 2016 that the construction complies with New York environmental review and parkland use laws. The project, set for construction on the Hudson River shoreline and 13th Street, has received the support of Governor Cuomo, who proclaimed in a statement that he believes it will result in a “

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  • New York State Legislature Shortens Foreclosure Proceedings

    The state legislature signed Chapter 73 of the Laws of New York into law during the summer in an attempt to shorten foreclosure proceedings. New York foreclosure proceedings are some of the longest in the United States, and are now subject to expedited measures, including a notable amendment to CPLR §3408 shortening the timeline of the mandatory foreclosure settlement conference. The settlement conference requirement allows a borrower to negotiate with their lender in the hopes of preventing the borrower from losing his or her home

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