Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice

Bill Krais Quoted by Runner's World Regarding the Inherent Risk Associated with Beer Mile Races

6/22/2016| News

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman principal Bill Krais was quoted by Runner's World regarding the inherent dangers of the recently popular "beer mile" races. Two rival organizations currently bringing the beer mile to the masses are attempting to take precautions aimed at deterring litigation, as well as promoting runner safety.

BeerFit Running Series and National Beer Mile outline the procedures and restrictions for participation on their websites. Unlike traditional beer miles, they do not disqualify competitors for leaving too much liquid in their cups or for skipping the drinks all together.

According to Mr. Krais, who specializes in personal injury: "Running and drinking beer both carry with them inherent dangers, so when you combine the two, it comes as no surprise that the likelihood of an untoward result increases significantly." He further explains that the safeguards enacted by BeerFit and National Beer Mile lessen any potential exposure but by no means do they eliminate it. 

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Porzio Principal William A. Krais Recognized as 2015 New Jersey Super Lawyers Top 100

3/31/2015| News

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. is pleased to announce that principal William A. Krais has been recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers 2015 as a Top 100 attorney.

Bill specializes in serious personal injury and medical malpractice cases in both New Jersey and New York.  He is currently a Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) and serves on several legal and community association boards.  Former chair of the District X Attorney Ethics Committee, Bill frequently speaks at seminars addressing attorney ethics,

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Personal Injury Defendants Find a Friendly Court

9/24/2015| Article

By William A. Krais and Pamela R. Kaplan

Over the course of the past year, legal issues impacting the world of torts and personal injury law kept the New Jersey Supreme Court quite busy. The court's decisions in these areas have focused on the procedural, such as net opinions, adverse inference charges, civil reservations, liability issues on retrial, application of the Charitable Immunity Act and discovery under the Patient Safety Act, as well as the substantive, including bad faith in the context of uninsured motorist claims, condo association liability and an employee's comparative negligence.

It is hard to decipher a theme from among 11 opinions authored by five different justices. In some cases (see, eg., Davis v. Brickman Landscaping or Maida v. Kuskin), the court reminded practitioners and judges alike that process matters and rules should be followed. However, in other cases (C.A., ex rel. Applegrad v. Bentolila), strict application of the rules was relaxed. In one case (Qian v. Toll Brothers), the court expanded a cause of action to establish liability against a condominium association for personal injuries. In another context (Badiali v. NJM and Wadeer v. NJM), the court declined to expand bad-faith liability in uninsured motorist claims. Finally, while plaintiffs may celebrate the court's opinions in Kuchera v. Jersey Shore Family Health Center and Qian, for the most part, personal injury defendants found a friendly court over the past term, having prevailed in a clear majority of the court's opinions.

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Porzio Recognized in 16 Practice Areas by U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2016 Rankings

11/2/2015| News

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. is pleased to announce that the firm has received Tier 1 metropolitan rankings by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in the following 13 practice areas:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Additionally, the firm received Tier 2 metropolitan rankings in Trusts & Estates Law and Real Estate Law, along with Tier 3 metropolitan rankings in Tax Law.

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