Steering Suit Shines Light on Insurer Abuse

Posted on May 23rd, 2014

Joshua S. Bauchner, Esq., a Member of Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C., recently filed lawsuits in New York and New Jersey against insurance brokers and adjusters alleging violations of state “anti-steering” laws which forbid insurers and their agents from directing claimants to, or away from, a particular body repair shop.  The Complaints include transcripts of recorded conversations between the plaintiffs’ customers and the defendants in which the defendants expressly refuse to do business with the plaintiffs and steer their customers away, causing significant lost business and other injury.  For complete story, please see the article on page 18 of New Jersey Automotive.

The Pressure Is On: Insurer-Mandated Parts Procurement Hits Home

Posted on May 23rd, 2014

Joshua S. Bauchner, Esq., a Member of Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C., recently spoke on a panel at the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers Northeast Convention.  The panel addressed the launch of PartsTrader, an online parts procurement system developed by State Farm, which will provide insurers with control over the pricing of parts.  The program raises numerous concerns, including, as Bauchner commented, its impact on the safety and quality of the repairs.  For complete story, please see the article on page 22 of New Jersey Automotive.

 

Hudson Lights Project, Fort Lee

Posted on May 21st, 2014

Joshua S. Bauchner, Esq., a Member of Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C., recently filed a lawsuit against Tishman Construction Corp., Tucker Development, and A.G. Construction Corp. on behalf of the firm’s client,  Riverfront Management and Consulting LLC, relating to the $1 billion mixed-use development Hudson Lights Project in Fort Lee, New Jersey.  The suit alleges the defendants deceived Riverfront into funding $1.2 million in materials and construction expenses, for which payment remains outstanding.  To read more on the subject, please click on Law 360 or North Jersey.com.

Planning/Board Hearings Preparation & Presentation

Posted on May 20th, 2014

Jennifer S. Krimko, Esq., a Member of Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C., recently spoke at the Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) Northeastern District Meeting held at Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch for a seminar entitled Planning/Zoning Board Hearings Preparation & Presentation.  Ms. Krimko offered insight regarding the role of a traffic engineer in the presentation of a land use application including the legal aspects of traffic engineering testimony for planning and zoning board hearings.  Ms. Krimko touched on traffic considerations for a permitted use; use of improved traffic in support of variance relief; application preparation; hearing process; and, objectors and appeals.

Appraisal Institute’s Annual Meeting

Posted on May 20th, 2014

Larry Shapiro, Esq., a Member of Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C., recently spoke at the Appraisal Institute’s Annual meeting in Princeton on the impact of the Borough of Harvey Cedars vs. Karan Supreme Court decision.  Mr. Shapiro commented upon the impact of the NJ Supreme Court’s landmark decision and how the change in the law enunciated by the Court impacted valuation issues in partial condemnation cases.  He also spoke about the issue of beach access in the context of condemnation actions involving oceanfront property.  Including, beach access; private beaches; use and enjoyment of the beach; the public trust doctrine and valuation of beach areas.

Dog Safety

Posted on May 7th, 2014

National Dog Bite Prevention week is May 19-25.  There will be a lecture pertaining to dog safety and how to prevent dog attacks held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at CentraState Health Awareness Center.  Anna Arcaro, MD, a pediatrician at CentraState Medical Center, will be on hand to answer questions, along with Shelly Leibowitz, Dog Trainer.  Greg Gargulinski, Esq. and Michael H. Ansell, Esq. will be discussing the legal aspects of dog attacks.

To register, visit centrastate.com/healthprograms or call 732-308-0570.  Pre-registration is requested.

 

AGA Attorneys named in Super Lawyers Magazine

Posted on April 8th, 2014

Congratulations to Richard B. Ansell, Esq., Mitchell J. Ansell, Esq., Allison Ansell Ryan, Esq., Robert A. Honecker, Jr., Esq. and Greg Gargulinski, Esq. (Rising Star) for being named in New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine.  Super Lawyers rates outstanding attorneys who obtain a high degree of professional achievement and peer recognition.  Over the years, Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C. has had numerous attorneys recognized in this magazine, but none more than Mitchell J. Ansell, Esq. who has been named for the 10th year!  Congratulations again!