Timothy E. Corriston, a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation practice group, and Michael A. Shadiack, an associate focusing upon labor and employment law, successfully defended a multi-count Complaint filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, against a county prosecutor’s office and a retired detective sergeant of that office.
The Complaint asserted a claim of negligence, retaliatory discharge, and a violation of one plaintiff’s constitutional due process rights, among other claims. Corriston and Shadiack obtained the dismissal of the negligence-based claims early in the litigation by filing a successful motion to dismiss those claims even before filing an Answer. Shortly thereafter, in response to Corriston and Shadiack’s persistent warnings that they would file a frivolous litigation motion as to the remaining claims, the plaintiffs relented, and voluntarily dismissed, with prejudice, all of their remaining claims against the prosecutor’s office and the detective sergeant.
Corriston and Shadiack’s zealous representation of their clients, and their defense of the claims asserted, avoided costly and protracted litigation which would have ultimately lead to the same result.