11-2-7477 Thakar v. JFK Medical Center, App. Div. (per curiam) (11 pp.) The plaintiff-physician sued the defendant hospital, claiming breach of his residency contract. The primary issue on appeal is whether tolling principles applied to preserve this state court action that was originally timely filed in, and later dismissed by, the federal court, after the normally-applicable statute of limitations had already expired. Because plaintiff did not act promptly to file his state court action after dismissal of his federal action, the appellate panel affirms the state court’s dismissal of the case.
GBV Partner James M. Burns was named Chairman-Elect of the Board of Trustees of Community Health Charities at its annual meeting in Austin, TX, on May 11, 2007. Community Health Charities, based in Arlington, VA, is a national federation of more than 50 voluntary health agencies, which raises more than $60 million annually through workplace giving campaigns.
Partner Laurence D. Laufer spoke as a panelist on the 13th Annual Seminar on Ethics in New York Government. the panel, held by the NYC Conflicst of Interest Board at the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School, was entitled “Beware of Lobbyists Bearing Gifts.”
Author: Jennifer R. Sentivan
Publication: New Jersey Lawyer
The New Jersey Supreme Court has rendered a decision in an important labor matter argued by GBV partner Angelo J. Genova: if an arbitration award violates public policy, a court may vacate the award. New Jersey Turnpike Authority v. Local 196, I.F.P.T.E., NJ Supreme Court, A-41, April 23, 2007. Read the article.