Recent News - John J. Robertelli
March 10, 2021 |
In a large fire loss subrogation action, John Robertelli obtained a dismissal for our client, a private equity investment group, who was alleged to be the owner of a property where a fire started and spread to a neighboring property, causing extensive damage.
Our client purchased the property in a foreclosure proceeding, didn’t take possessionRead More
December 23, 2019 |
In a case where Plaintiff alleged a traumatic brain injury with post-traumatic neurological deficits, John Robertelli obtained a dismissal of all Plaintiff’s claims by way of summary judgment based upon the statutory bar contained in New Jersey’s No Fault Law that prevents suits by uninsured drivers in New Jersey.
Initially, Plaintiff provided information indicating thatRead More
May 16, 2019 |
In a case involving a suspicious theft of property, State Farm’s Special Investigations Unit conducted an investigation with the assistance of John Robertelli and Michael Troisi.
After State Farm denied the plaintiff’s claim, the plaintiff subsequently filed suit for coverage related to the alleged theft in the Superior Court of New Jersey against State Farm.Read More
March 28, 2019 |
In a coverage action brought against State Farm for Uninsured Motorists Benefits where Plaintiff alleged residency status in the State Farm Insured’s household, John Robertelli and Ana Parikh prepared and filed a Motion for Summary Judgment arguing that there is insufficient evidence to establish residency by Plaintiff. On the day before the Motion was toRead More
September 24, 2018 |
John Robertelli obtained a second dismissal of all negligence claims with prejudice made against a Home Elevation Company related to a dispute over work performed pursuant to a contract after the home was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. All claims for negligent workmanship were dismissed by the Honorable Daniel L. Weiss J.S.C. in Monmouth County whoRead More
August 3, 2018 |
In a matter that required SIU experience, John Robertelli obtained a dismissal of Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint with prejudice for client Aaron’s Inc.
The case involved a suspicious motor vehicle accident that Aaron’s personnel said never happened. Further discovery uncovered that Plaintiff had been involved in seven prior accidents under similar suspicious/staged circumstances. As discovery progressed,Read More
July 30, 2018 |
In a bench trial in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson County, Barry Levy and John Robertelli persuaded the Hon. Jeffrey R. Jablonski to dismiss Plaintiff’s claims against our client, Monarch Medical, with prejudice.
The Plaintiff, North Jersey Imaging Center, filed a complaint against our client, an MRI equipment supplier, following the sale ofRead More
May 9, 2018
John Robertelli obtained a dismissal of all negligence claims with prejudice made against a Home Renovation Contractor related to a dispute over work performed pursuant to a contract after the home was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The negligence-related claims were dismissed by the Honorable Marc Troncone J.S.C. in Ocean County who held that the expertRead More
April 6, 2018 |
John Robertelli obtained summary judgement for a QBE insured from the Honorable L. Grace Spencer J.S.C. in Essex County in a fire-loss case involving a significant property damage claim.
Judge Spencer reviewed the opinions of four cause-and-origin experts and found that none of the experts could conclusively establish the ignition source of the fire. JudgeRead More
December 18, 2017 |
John Robertelli obtained summary judgment on behalf of an equipment financing and leasing company. The dismissal was received from the Atlantic County Superior Court Judge James P. Savio J.S.C. who recognized that 49 U.S.C.A. 30106 (The Graves Act) and New Jersey case law bars any action against the leasing company based upon vicarious liability. AttachedRead More
November 1, 2017 |
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 theRead More
September 25, 2017 | Barry I. Levy | Max Gershenoff | John J. Robertelli | Gene Y. Kang |
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 StatesRead More
September 25, 2017 | John J. Robertelli |
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 claimingRead More
August 29, 2017 |
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 summaryRead More
August 21, 2017 | John J. Robertelli |
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 toRead More
February 16, 2017 |
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 obligatedRead More
January 31, 2017 |
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 commercialRead More
August 3, 2016 | |
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 CoxRead More
July 6, 2016 |
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 –Read More
May 3, 2016 | |
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 goodRead More
March 17, 2016 |
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 theRead More
September 14, 2015 |
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 InsuranceRead More
May 31, 2015 | | |
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.
January 8, 2015 | | | |
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.Read More
September 30, 2013 |
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 toRead More
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