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Law360 Quotes George Kenny Litigating Attorney on Recent New Jersey Supreme Court Decisions Backing New Jersey Workers' Compensation Act Threshold

09.17.2012
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ROSELAND, NJ (August 16, 2012) - Law360 interviewed Partner George J. Kenny on the recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision backing New Jersey Workers' Compensation Act Threshold. Kenny successfully argued before the state's highest court that, in the case of Kenneth Van Dunk, Sr., et al. v. Reckson Associates Realty Corporation, et al. (A-69-10) (066949), even with knowledge of risk, there was no intent by the employer to risk the well-being of his employee. Kenny's client was defending against actions from an employee who was injured on a construction job. At issue was whether a worker could overcome the limits imposed through New Jersey Workers' Compensation Act and pursue civil action against the employer. In a unanimous decision rendered by the Court, judges ruled that the actions of the employer were not those which allowed the employee to “avoid the exclusive remedy provided by New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Act” (N.J.S.A. 34:15-1 to -128.5).

Kenny represents clients in a broad range of civil litigation including tort liability, insurance coverage, product liability, medical and professional malpractice, governmental liability, construction defect, and employment law in both state and federal courts. He has tried more than 400 cases to conclusion and briefed or argued almost 100 reported Appellate Division and Supreme Court cases; he is recognized as one of the premier litigation specialists in New Jersey. Kenny has held certification as a civil trial attorney since the initial certification procedure was instituted in the early 1980s.

For more information, contact George Kenny at 973-535-0500 or gkenny@connellfoley.com.

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