NJ High Court skeptical of ‘inconsistent’ crash theory

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By Bill Wichert (Nov 8, 2021, 6:06 p.m. EST) – The New Jersey Supreme Court cast doubts on Monday whether a husband and wife could take motorcycle accident lawsuits against the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and its contractor , claiming that the couple’s prior confession that a layer of asphalt had been installed contradicted their current negligence theory that the work had not been done.

At a hearing into the Turnpike Authority and Earle Asphalt challenges against a state appeal decision reactivating the action, the couple’s attorney, Steven L. Kessel, argued that the accident of 2015 on the Garden State Parkway occurred as a result of a “height difference” in the road surface from …

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