Recent News - John J. Robertelli

Robertelli Obtains Summary Judgment
November 1, 2017 | General Liability
In a series of consolidated matters involving multiple parties and coverage issues with regard to a multi-vehicle collision, John Robertelli secured summary judgment on behalf of the State Farm Insured. The motion was granted by The Honorable Randal C. Chiocca J.S.C. in Passaic County, New Jersey. Alex Pappas assisted by taking the deposition of the …
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Levy, Gershenoff, Robertelli and Kang Obtain Federal Decision Striking Pleadings
September 25, 2017 | Barry I. Levy | Max Gershenoff | John J. Robertelli | Gene Y. Kang | Insurance Fraud
Barry Levy, Max Gershenoff, John Robertelli, and Gene Kang of Rivkin Radler obtained a federal decision in New Jersey striking the pleadings of two Defendants alleged to be involved in a fraudulent insurance scheme in an action seeking more than $3 million in damages. The decision, by Judge Anne E. Thompson of the United States …
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Robertelli Secures a Dismissal With Prejudice for a South Jersey Home Renovation Contractor
September 25, 2017 | John J. Robertelli | General Liability
In a case involving a claim for property damage allegedly caused by the work of a contractor/developer that was in the process of renovating an adjacent condominium unit, John Robertelli secured a dismissal with prejudice of Plaintiff’s Complaint after a settlement reached was disputed by Plaintiff. Plaintiff filed a motion to enforce the settlement claiming …
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Robertelli and Pappas Secure Dismissal with Prejudice
August 29, 2017 | General Liability
While participating in a hockey tournament in Gloucester County, New Jersey, Plaintiff sustained significant facial injuries when he struck a rink door. John Robertelli and Alex Pappas secured a dismissal of all claims against the Gloucester Township Men’s Hockey League (GTMHL), which was alleged to have sanctioned the tournament. After filing a motion for summary …
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Robertelli Secures a Pre-Answer Dismissal for Insurer
August 21, 2017 | John J. Robertelli | General Liability
In a case involving serious injuries, John Robertelli obtained a pre-answer dismissal of all claims for Under Insured Motorist (UIM) benefits brought by Plaintiff against The State Farm Insurance Company in a lawsuit recently filed in Bergen County, New Jersey.  After a series of discussions, Plaintiff’s counsel accepted State Farm’s legal position and agreed to …
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Robertelli Successfully Defends Pritchard Industries Inc., a Regional Janitorial Services Company
February 16, 2017 | Insurance Coverage
In a case brought by an employee working at a firm located in the Gateway in Newark, NJ who was purportedly injured in a common area there, John Robertelli obtained summary judgment and successfully argued that the accident occurred at a time and place when the facility’s janitorial services, under subcontractor, Pritchard, were not obligated …
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Robertelli and Doran Secure Summary Judgment on behalf of National Commercial Property Developer/Owner
January 31, 2017 | General Liability
John Robertelli and Patricia Doran were victorious in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of our client, The Benderson Development Corporation in a personal injury action where Plaintiff was seeking significant monetary damages arising from injuries requiring multiple surgeries and a claim of permanent disability. At issue was the legal interpretation of a series of complex commercial …
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Rivkin Radler Obtains First New Jersey Federal Decision Sustaining Insurers’ Declaratory Judgment Claim Regarding Pending No-Fault Billing
August 3, 2016 | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Fraud
Barry Levy, Max Gershenoff, John Robertelli, and Gene Kang of Rivkin Radler obtained the first-ever federal decision in New Jersey sustaining an insurer’s right to seek a declaratory judgment to the effect that it is not obligated to pay pending no-fault insurance billing that is alleged to be fraudulent. The decision, by Judge Madeline Cox …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Recognized by American Lawyer Media
July 6, 2016 | Insurance Coverage
American Lawyer Media (ALM), publisher of The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Inside Counsel, and the National Law Journal, among other legal and professional publications, has named Jonathan Bruno, Michael A. Kotula, Evan Krinick, Peter P. McNamara, John L. Rivkin, Leonard L. Rivkin, John J. Robertelli, Alan Rutkin, William M. Savino and Norman L. Tolle – …
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Robertelli and Doran obtain Dismissal of Superstorm Sandy Suit obtained on behalf of Metropolitan
May 3, 2016 | General Liability | Professional Liability
On behalf of Metropolitan in a Super Storm Sandy claim, John Robertelli and Patricia Doran successfully opposed Plaintiff’s motion to restore the matter long after the suit limitations period contained in the Metropolitan policy had expired. The Hon. Andrea G. Carter agreed with their arguments and held that Plaintiff failed to show the requisite good …
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Robertelli granted motion for summary judgment on behalf of client
March 17, 2016 | General Liability
John Robertelli was granted the motion for summary judgment filed on behalf of  defendant Metropolitan Group Property and Casualty Insurance Claim and dismissed the Plaintiff’s Complaint with prejudice. In adopting all of Metropolitan’s arguments, Judge McNulty held that the Complaint was filed beyond the one year suit limitation contained in the policy. He determined that the …
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Levy, Gershenoff, Robertelli, Doran, and Smith Obtain Strategic Anti-Fraud Win for NJ Auto Insurance Industry
September 14, 2015 | Appeals
Barry Levy, Max Gershenoff, John Robertelli, Patricia Doran, and Josh Smith obtained a strategic victory for the New Jersey automobile insurance industry in Government Employees Ins. Co. v. Tawadrous, et al. when the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss GEICO’s civil RICO, New Jersey Insurance …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named as Bergen’s Top Lawyers
May 31, 2015 | Professional Liability | Employment & Labor | Insurance Coverage
201 Magazine has released its annual Bergen’s Top Lawyers peer-review survey and three Rivkin Radler attorneys have made the list. Brian Ade was named a Top Lawyer for Insurance Practice; John Robertelli was named a Top Lawyer for Labor & Employment Practice and Alexander Pappas was named a Top Lawyer for Professional Liability Practice. Each …
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Robertelli Victorious on Appeal
January 8, 2015 | Professional Liability | Appeals | Employment & Labor | Insurance Coverage
John Robertelli successfully vacated a 10 million dollar verdict in the case of Youn Wha Jung v. Village of Ridgewood. The remaining claims will be sent for retrial. …
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Members of the Litigation & Appeals group speak at New Jersey Special Investigators Association Annual Anti-Fraud Insurance Training Conference
September 30, 2013 | Appeals
Michael Sirignano, John Robertelli, and Patricia Doran presented a seminar on New Jersey PIP treatment fraud and abuse at the New Jersey Special Investigators Association Annual Anti-Fraud Insurance Training Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey, held from Oct 21-23.  The conference brings together insurance investigators, claims personnel, and other industry professionals from multiple states to …
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