GBV Associates Jennifer Mazawey and Dina M. Mastellone successfully obtained the dismissal of a claim brought by an unsuccessful bidder challenging a Board of Education’s decision to award a general construction contract for a new elementary school. The unsuccessful bidder claimed the consent of surety submitted by the lowest bidder was defective. On June 24, 2008, the Superior Court, Essex County (Giles, F. Michael, J.S.C.) upheld the decision of the Board of Education, denied Plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction and dismissed the Complaint in Lieu of Prerogative Writ in its entirety.
GBV will be a co-sponsor for the NJBIA’s seminar entitled, “Hot Legal Topic for Employers.” The seminar is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, June 17th at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ. Partner John C. Petrella will speak on “Paid Family Leave.” Mr. Petrella practices employment law and litigation and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.
GBV Partners Francis J. Vernoia and Kathleen B. Einhorn successfully defended appeals brought by twenty-two individuals who had challenged decisions denying their entitlement to New Jersey unemployment compensation benefits. The individuals brought twenty-two separate appeals challenging verdicts which Francis J. Vernoia and Kathleen B. Einhorn had obtained after a lengthy trial. On June 18, 2008, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court issued a series of decisions upholding the verdicts and denying the individuals’ claimed entitlement to benefits.
GBV partner, Angelo J. Genova, former Counsel to the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, will speak on a panel at the Harvard Law School Association of New Jersey’s (HLSA-NJ) annual Spring Symposium. The panel will be held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick on Monday, June 16th. Participating on the panel with Mr. Genova will be Mark D. Sheridan of Drinker Biddle & Reath, General Counsel to the New Jersey Republican State Committee and moderating the panel discussion will be Peter Woolley, Professor of Comparative Politics at Farleigh Dickinson University in Madison. The discussion will cover topics such as: the strategic and tactical issues that campaigns confront, election related policy questions and expectations for the Fall of 2008.
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Genova, Burns & Vernoia’s Red Bank office has relocated to the Red Bank Corporate Plaza at 141 West Front Street. The move is in keeping with the firm’s growth and expansion initiatives. The new office space will more than double in size the current Red Bank location helping to accommodate GBV’s growing commercial real estate practice and access to the full-range of services that the firm offers. In addition, the new location is closer in proximity to the Red Bank train station.
The new Red Bank office will open Monday, June 2nd.