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Video: Legal Issues in Coordinating Multijurisdictional Defenses

In this video, “Legal Issues in Coordinating Multijurisdictional Defenses,” Tashia Rasul, partner at Lois Law Firm, discusses how counsel representing the employer in regard to the civil or worker’s
compensation proceeding must consider whether the transfer of information, documents, medical records, surveillance materials, etc., creates a disclosure or privilege issue in the other case. In order to do this, counsel must be cognizant of the relevant disclosure requirements in each jurisdiction. Further, counsel must be familiar with the relevant discovery tools available in each jurisdiction.

Some of the topics Tashia discusses include:

  • Which side of the house takes the lead on investigation?
  • Which parts of the investigation are revealed to which counsel,
  • and when?
  • What are the applicable privileges, and how could they be abrogated?

This video is from a live presentation on July 6, 2020.

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The Serious Injury Threshold in New York: Civil Litigation Webinar

Join Us for This Live Webinar on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST

In this live webinar, “The Serious Injury Threshold in New York,” Christopher Major, Civil Practice Team Leader at Lois Law Firm, leads a presentation and discussion on the basics of New York’s “Serious Injury Threshold.” Article 51 of the Insurance Law provides that a plaintiff in a personal injury action arising out of negligence in the use or operation of a motor vehicle must establish that he/she has incurred a basic economic loss exceeding $50,000 or must establish that he/she has suffered “serious injury.” Join us for this live discussion and Q & A.

Major will discuss the following:

  • What is the legal definition of “serious injury” in in New York?
  • What the “$50,000” carve out is and how it applies to reimbursement actions in New York.
  • What risk professionals need to know about motor vehicle recoveries in New York.
  • How recent case decisions will impact the practice in 2020.

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Lois Team Led by Kane Delivers Unsurpassed Excellence

Timothy Kane, Esq.

Lois Law Firm announces Tim Kane has been elevated to partner.

With years of experience as an accomplished negotiator and litigator, Tim Kane has vast expertise in worker’s compensation cases. Now a partner at the Lois Law Firm where he focuses exclusively on employer-side workers’ compensation cases Tim’s mission is to nurture a culture of excellence in the practice of workers’ compensation law. His experienced team of worker’s compensation attorneys deliver extraordinary work product and legendary client service to employers and carriers in New York. 

Kane and his team provide a client-centered, assertive approach which has yielded favorable results. Through meticulous preparation and litigation planning, many cases are won before they enter a courtroom. Kane’s expertise in representing employers, self-insureds, and carriers in workers’ compensation matters is unrivaled. 

From offices in New York and New Jersey the Lois Law Firm has provided high quality legal services to their employer-side workers’ compensation clients. The firm has demonstrated unsurpassed experience and knowledge when representing clients before New York’s Workers’ Compensation Board and before New Jersey’s Division of Workers’ Compensation, as well as in Longshore matters in the federal arena. 

“Our clients come from varying backgrounds and industries, but they all share the need for the very best representation tailored to their business needs,” says Tim Kane, one of the firm’s partners. “Whether we’re in the courtroom or at the negotiating table, our clients expect us to fight to the end for them, and that trust is sacred to us.” 

It should come as little surprise that a firm with such a successful history and specific focuses should be recognized as an industry leader. Co-founder Gregory Lois is recognized nationally and well regarded for his authorship of the LexisNexis Practice Guide for Worker’s Compensation, relied upon by judges and attorneys as the “go-to” resource on workers’ compensation practice in New Jersey. Over his nearly twenty year career Lois has defended every industry and tried case in venues ranging from Buffalo, New York to Atlantic City, New Jersey. “We succeed thanks to our trial-tested techniques, technology advantages, and exception communication and teamwork skills,” says Lois. 

Lois Law Firm LLC possesses extensive trial, settlement, and counseling experience in a wide range of worker’s compensation matters, particularly in cross-jurisdictional matters. Lois Law Firm limits its practice to the representation of employers and carrier in workers’ compensation disputes.  

Strategically located with offices in New York and New Jersey, Lois Law Firm provides representation to elite clients. The firm’s staff includes esteemed lawyers who specialize in workers’ compensation defense. The firm credits its success to its resources, hard working staff, innovative technology, and nationally-recognized attorneys, who have exceptional knowledge of defending workers’ compensation cases.  

Excellent Communicator And Zealous Advocate Karen Vincent Fights for New Jersey Employers

Karen Vincent, Esq.
Karen Vincent, Esq.

Lois Law Firm is proud to announce that defense litigator Karen Vincent has been elevated to partner effective today.

Karen Vincent defends employers in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation matters for Lois Law Firm.  With 20 years’ experience, Karen Vincent has appeared in every Workers’ Compensation Court in the State of New Jersey and has regular lists throughout the State. Karen has built strong relationships with clients as well as adversaries and Judges. With vast experience of handling cases from onset through disposition, Karen is able to effectively negotiate aggressive settlements as well as take hard line approaches in trial. Karen is know for her “outside the box” approach to handling claims.

The Lois Law Firm is known in legal and professional circles as a “go-to” firm for successful defense of workers’ compensation – a practice upon which the founders built and staked the firm’s reputation. It is the only firm in New Jersey specializing in the employer-side defense of workers’ compensation cases and refusing other types of defense cases. That expertise and the experience of the firm’s attorneys is why the Lois Law Firm is recognized as an industry leader in the defense of employers. “It’s simple,” says partner Karen Vincent. “We’re driven by a desire to provide exceptional legal services and value to our clients.”  

With offices in New York and New Jersey, Lois Law Firm is the preeminent workers’ compensation defense firm. Founded by experienced trial lawyers devoted to the diligent and aggressive defense of high exposure claims, the firm’s partners are nationally recognized advocates who have consistently achieved success in defending employers in thousands of workers compensation trials and hearings. 

“Our team approach to the defense of each case is important,” says partner Karen Vincent. “Our partners lead teams consisting of associates and paralegals who collaborate on cases. This collaboration fosters intimate familiarity with each cases detail and nuances and allows its defense to be strengthened throughout the course of litigation. 

“We have a track record of resolving cases that appeared unwinnable,” add partner Tashia Rasul. “Through our aggressive representation, we have repeatedly prevailed in challenging venues and with equally challenging facts.” 

“Our partners all come from different backgrounds, yet all share a belief that hard work and integrity yield the best results and forge lasting relationships,” says partner Joe Jones. “These principles are the cornerstones of our firm’s practice and are reflected in our daily approach to our clients, adversaries, and the practice of law.” 

More about Karen Vincent is here.

Legal Issues in Coordinating Multijurisdictional Defense: Construction Defense Webinar

Join Us for This Live Webinar on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 12PM EST

In this live webinar, “Legal Issues in Coordinating Multijurisdictional Defense,” Tashia Rasul, partner at Lois Law Firm, discusses how counsel representing the employer in regard to the civil or worker’s
compensation proceeding must consider whether the transfer of information, documents, medical records, surveillance materials, etc., creates a disclosure or privilege issue in the other case. In order to do this, counsel must be cognizant of the relevant disclosure requirements in each jurisdiction. Further, counsel must be familiar with the relevant discovery tools available in each jurisdiction.

Tashia will discuss the following:

  • Which side of the house takes the lead on investigation?
  • Which parts of the investigation are revealed to which counsel,
    and when?
  • What are the applicable privileges, and how could they be abrogated?

To register for our Construction Litigation Webinar Series, a monthly discussion of recent case law developments and best practices for handling construction accident claims in New York, click the button below (or register here).

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Video: Defense of Off-Premises Injuries In New Jersey

Attorney Greg Lois leads a discussion on defending off-premises claims in New Jersey. This video is from a live webinar provided to clients on June 22, 2020.

Topics discussed:

  • COVID-19 Legislative and Court proceedings Update;
  • When and how to raise legal defenses to going-and-coming injuries.
  • Practical aspects of defending off-premises claims, including a discussion of the proofs needed at trial.
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