Boy Scouts Bankruptcy To Create Compensation Fund; Shorter Filing Deadline

On February 18, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces hundreds of lawsuits brought by men who claim they were sexually abused as Scouts. The bankruptcy filing should not preclude abuse survivors from receiving compensation if they file a claim.  Rather, the process is expected to create a fund from […]

New Jersey Law Extends Time to Sue for Sexual Abuse

Effective December 1, 2019, victims of sexual abuse will have more time to file claims against their abusers. The new law creates a 2-year window for a victim of childhood sexual abuse to file a lawsuit for previously time-barred actions. In other words, if the 2-year Statute of Limitations has already expired, as of December […]

Goodman v. Burlington Coat Factory et al Civ # 11-4395(JHR)

On November 20, 2019, United States District Judge Joseph H Rodriguez issued a 45 page opinion and order certifying the plaintiff class as a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. Sec 216 et seq. Plaintiffs’ counsel Michael Galpern of Javerbaum Wurgaft in Voorhees, New Jersey and co-counsel Seth Lesser of New […]

Javerbaum Wurgaft Welcomes Steven Harz to Hackensack Office

Steven B. Harz has joined Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC as a Partner in its Hackensack office. Harz brings vast experience representing clients in labor and employment law such as employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, National Labor Relations Act, and wage and hour laws before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Harz’ […]

Javerbaum Wurgaft Welcomes Mitchell Rait as Partner and Executive Director

Springfield, NJ, October 2019 – Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC, is pleased to announce that Mitchell Rait has joined the Firm as Partner and Executive Director. “Mitch brings to Javerbaum Wurgaft decades of law firm industry knowledge to help best serve our clients. In addition to administering and marketing our Firm, Mitch […]

Local Trial Attorney Offers New Level of Legal Services

Newton, NJ – The Partners at Javerbaum, Wurgaft, Hicks, Kahn, Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C. are pleased to announce that Lauren D. Fraser has joined the firm’s growing team as a Partner. Fraser will focus her practice as a trial attorney with the firm’s Personal Injury group. “We are excited to have Lauren Fraser join our […]