Transportation law – SR&A prevails in federal mandatory arbitration, obtains judgment dismissing Complaint.

SR&A partner David Abrams won judgment in favor of trucking company ERB International in a matter pending in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey. Plaintiff alleged that defendant trucker struck her vehicle from behind causing serious neck and back injuries. During arbitration SR&A presented overwhelming physical and expert evidence, and prior contrary versions from plaintiff, demonstrating that the accident actually occurred when plaintiff cut in front of defendants’ tractor-trailer while it was stationary, and that she was solely responsible for the accident. Numerous photographs obtained from plaintiff’s social networking site demonstrated that contrary to her claims of permanent injury, plaintiff continued to engage in dancing, watersports, paintball games and other activities after the accident. Based on the arbitrator’s strongly worded decision, plaintiff did not seek to vacate the award and judgment was entered for ERB International.

Barry Rothman to speak at ICSC’s 2011 U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference

Barry S. Rothman will be a session presenter at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 2011 U.S. Law Conference in Phoenix, AZ, to be held on October 26-28, 2011. Barry will be speaking on Insurance, Indemnity, Waiver of Subrogation and Other Risk Shifting and Sharing – A Top-10′ List of the Best and Worst Contract Clauses. The U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference is the largest annual meeting of industry attorneys and legal practitioners servicing the shopping center industry.