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  • Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf Associate Named Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer

    Bathgate Wegener & Wolf, P.C. would like to congratulate our newest associate, Nicholas L. Leider, Esq. on his recent selection as a Top 40 Under 40 civil trial lawyer in New Jersey by The National Trial Lawyers.

  • Ocean County Mortgage Attorney

    Ocean County Mortgage Attorney

    Bathgate, Wegener, & Wolf Partner, Ryan S. Malc, Esq., successfully represented a private mortgage lender in a long battle to recover the balance due on a mortgage that went into default in 2006, just two years after the loan was given.  Over the course of 16 years since the loan went into default, the client […]

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Settled For $1.6 Million by Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf

    Motor Vehicle Accident Settled For $1.6 Million by Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf

    The Honorable Thomas E. O’Brien, P.J. Cv. (ret.) of Ocean County settled a motor vehicle accident case for the sum of $1.6 million.  The plaintiff, now 65 years of age, was operating a motor vehicle, in her lane of travel, when the defendant, employee and son of a luxury car dealer took a high powered […]

  • $800,000 Estate Settled With Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf

    $800,000 Estate Settled With Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf

              Brian W. McAlindin, Esq. successfully challenged a late-stage Will of a 94-year-old woman wherein the decedent had left nearly her entire estate to her two best friends in a prior Will. The decedent suffered a fall and deteriorating health requiring a home health aide. Another acquaintance’s daughter became her caretaker, and a new Will […]

  • $415,000 Settlement Won In Motorcycle Accident Claim

    $415,000 Settlement Won In Motorcycle Accident Claim

             Brian W. McAlindin, Esq. successfully obtained a settlement totaling $415,000 on behalf of a couple involved in a motorcycle accident following arbitration.  Plaintiffs were travelling on a motorcycle when a motor vehicle operator failed to observe a Stop sign at a “Y” intersection causing the motorcycle operator to lose control and dump his motorcycle […]

  • Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf Obtains Permits For Carteret Ferry

    Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf Obtains Permits For Carteret Ferry

                  William J. Wolf, Esq. of Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf, P.C., provided legal services that helped the Borough of Carteret achieve the second major component of its plan to develop the municipal waterfront along the Arthur Kill in Middlesex County. Previously, Bill Wolf and a team of professionals mounted a bureaucratic battle to obtain the […]

  • NJ Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement

    NJ Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement

    The Honorable Thomas E. O’Brien, P.J. Cv. (ret.) of Ocean County settled a sideswipe motor vehicle accident claim for a 64-year old plaintiff for the sum of $300,000.00.  The collision involved a dump truck and plaintiff’s BMW Sedan.   The liability and damages aspects of this case were highly contested.  The accident occurred when the vehicles […]

  • NJ Slip & Fall Case Settled For $400,000

    NJ Slip & Fall Case Settled For $400,000

    The Honorable Thomas E. O’Brien, P.J. Cv. (ret.) of Ocean County settled a trip/fall case today for the sum of $400,000.00. The plaintiff, an apartment complex tenant while parking her car in the lot servicing the demised premises, stepped off a curb adjoining the lot pavement into a “mini” pothole approximately 6” long and 3/4’” […]

  • Ocean County Medical Malpractice Attorney Wins Settlement

    Ocean County Medical Malpractice Attorney Wins Settlement

    The Honorable Thomas E. O’Brien, P.J.Cv. (ret) of Ocean County, settled a medical malpractice case on February 2, 2022 for the sum of $350,000.00.  A doctor specializing in pediatric medicine while working at a hospital emergency room treated a 10-year old plaintiff for severe pain he was experiencing in his left hip as a result […]

  • Motorcycle Accident in NJ Settled For $1,250,000

    Motorcycle Accident in NJ Settled For $1,250,000

    The Honorable Thomas E. O’Brien, P.J. Cv. (ret.) of Ocean County settled a motorcycle accident case on January 26, 2022 for $1.250,000.00.  Plaintiff suffered a left mid tibia displaced fracture of his left leg that was repaired with an open reduction internal fixation surgery. He also had four (4) toes on his left foot repaired […]

  • Your Right to Work

    Your Right to Work

    The United States is experiencing a work shortage with a record number of job openings in the market. However, despite the pandemic, most employees still prefer candidates with several years of experience and a willingness and availability to work in-person, during the evenings, and to work on the weekends. In such a tight market, where […]

  • NJ Commercial Debt Forgiveness

    NJ Commercial Debt Forgiveness

    Mr. Malc represented a client who received two commercial loans totaling $930,000.00.  The loans were insured by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”).  When the client’s up-and-coming business fell victim to extraordinary challenges, the business shuttered, and the loans could not be repaid.  Mr. Malc’s client did all it could to mitigate damages to the Bank, […]

  • How Is COVID-19 Impacting The Legal System?

    How Is COVID-19 Impacting The Legal System?

    The effects of COVID-19 on our way of life are felt everywhere.  No matter what you do for a living, your work has undoubtedly been affected by Covid.  The legal field is no different.  If you are involved in a lawsuit, you know full well that Covid has made a slow process significantly slower—especially if […]

  • Firm Partner Brian W. McAlindin to Appear on Fox News Live

    Firm Partner Brian W. McAlindin to Appear on Fox News Live

    Mr. McAlindin will weigh in on how parents feel about possible sexual assault allegations against or by their children.

  • Justice Prevails As Ryan S. Malc, Esq. Successfully Defends Marijuana And Paraphernalia Charges On Behalf Of His Client

    Justice Prevails As Ryan S. Malc, Esq. Successfully Defends Marijuana And Paraphernalia Charges On Behalf Of His Client

    Ryan S. Malc, Esq. recently defended a man who was charged in Neptune City, NJ with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of marijuana-related paraphernalia.

  • Carteret Ferry Moves Forward

    Carteret Ferry Moves Forward

    The law firm of Bathgate Wegener & Wolf, P.C. (“BWW”) has represented the Borough of Carteret since 2013.  During that time senior partner William Wolf represented Carteret in relation to the development…

  • RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE IN NEW JERSEY

    RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE IN NEW JERSEY

    With Governor-elect Phil Murphy poised to take the helm as New Jersey’s next Governor, recreational marijuana supporters are beginning to feel giddy.

  • Inverse Condemnation Claim Lost by Lot Merger

    Inverse Condemnation Claim Lost by Lot Merger

    ​On June 23, 2017, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Murr v. State of Wisconsin. This lawsuit involved a claim for inverse condemnation

  • Beware Of The Other Current That Causes Drowning

    Beware Of The Other Current That Causes Drowning

    As was tragically evident from the recent death of a young girl in a lagoon in Toms River, New Jersey, water and electricity make a deadly combination.

  • LEGALIZATION OF RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN NEW JERSEY

    LEGALIZATION OF RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN NEW JERSEY

    The statewide debate over the legalization or decriminalization of recreational marijuana continues to advance at a rapid pace.  According to recent polls

  • Medical Marijuana: Smoke At Your Own Risk

    Medical Marijuana: Smoke At Your Own Risk

    The use of marijuana, whether for medicinal or recreational purposes, is a hotly debated issue in our country.  Like many divisive issues, strong opinion

  • Jointly Owned Property and Inverse Condemnation

    Jointly Owned Property and Inverse Condemnation

    There are two (2) ways that property can be taken by the government.  The most common way is through the invocation of the government’s

  • Cancellation of Real Estate Contract By Email Finally OK

    Cancellation of Real Estate Contract By Email Finally OK

    The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on April 3, 2017 in Conley v. Guerrero, that residential real estate contracts can properly be cancelled by email or fax. 

  • The Iconic Building That Is Home To Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf

    The Iconic Building That Is Home To Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf

    Many people leaving the Garden State Parkway at Exit 89 or driving on Cedar Bridge Road wonder what activities occur under the steeply pitched roofs of

  • What Is Guardianship In New Jersey and How Does It Work – Part 3 of 3

    What Is Guardianship In New Jersey and How Does It Work – Part 3 of 3

    In Part 1 of this series, we looked at four different scenarios when a Power of Attorney or Guardianship might be appropriate.  We also looked

  • Jury Rules Against Home Improvement Contractor Over Sandy Contract

    Jury Rules Against Home Improvement Contractor Over Sandy Contract

    Nearly four years after Superstorm Sandy made landfall in Ocean County, NJ, a jury has rendered its first verdict in favor of  homeowners against

  • What Is Guardianship In New Jersey and How Does It Work – Part 2 of 3

    What Is Guardianship In New Jersey and How Does It Work – Part 2 of 3

    In Part 1 of this series, we looked at four different scenarios when a Power of Attorney or Guardianship might be appropriate.  We also looked

  • What Is Guardianship In New Jersey and How Does It Work – Part 1 of 3

    What Is Guardianship In New Jersey and How Does It Work – Part 1 of 3

    In the past ten (10) years, the number of Guardians appointed in the State of New Jersey has increased significantly.  According to data

  • Land Preservation Is A Critical Public Necessity In New Jersey

    Land Preservation Is A Critical Public Necessity In New Jersey

    The 2015 Annual Report of the Monmouth Conservation Foundation lists 64 sites it has helped to preserve as open space. William J. Wolf,

  • When Losing Family Trust Equals Losing Family Fortune

    When Losing Family Trust Equals Losing Family Fortune

    There is no emotional equivalent to the loss of your parents.  But when you couple the sting of that loss with the realization that you’ve been

  • Moving Children Out Of New Jersey By The Custodial Parent

    Moving Children Out Of New Jersey By The Custodial Parent

    ​Are you seeking to move out of New Jersey with the children, but your ex-spouse will not allow the move?  Or, are you seeking to prohibit your ex-spouse

  • Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer: Juries Award $72 million and $55 million

    Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer: Juries Award $72 million and $55 million

    This June, following a three week trial, a jury determined that Johnson & Johnson’s (“J&J”) talcum powder products caused a Missouri woman’s

  • Foreclosure Laws In NJ: Residential vs Non-Residential Mortgages

    Foreclosure Laws In NJ: Residential vs Non-Residential Mortgages

    The purpose for your mortgage can determine whether it can still be enforced years after its due date.  Foreclosure laws in NJ treat residential

  • Voluntary Mediation: The Key to Successful Dispute Resolution

    Voluntary Mediation: The Key to Successful Dispute Resolution

    You should be aware that voluntary mediation is the most successful form of Alternative Dispute Resolution. To say that the process produces

  • Appellate Court Clarifies Affordable Housing Obligation

    Appellate Court Clarifies Affordable Housing Obligation

    An appellate court recently clarified the affordable housing obligation of New Jersey municipalities. In Re Declaratory Judgment Actions Filed by Various Municipalities

  • Patent Infringement And The Push And Pull of Patent Litigation

    Patent Infringement And The Push And Pull of Patent Litigation

    Patents support an estimated five trillion dollars ($5,000,000,000,000.00) of the US economy and close to forty million jobs. It is, therefore, understandable

  • Right to Appeal Army Corps Decision on Jurisdiction

    Right to Appeal Army Corps Decision on Jurisdiction

    On May 31, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc.  That opinion

  • Why are the Bay Head Ocean Front Property Owners Opposed to the Dune/Berm Project Proposed By the State of New Jersey?

    Why are the Bay Head Ocean Front Property Owners Opposed to the Dune/Berm Project Proposed By the State of New Jersey?

    Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf represents many of the Bay Head Ocean Front Property Owners (“BHOFPO”). Cumulatively, the BHOFPOs represented by

  • Product Liability Claims

    Product Liability Claims

    If you have been injured by a product you purchased or were using you should do the following: Photograph the product; Photograph the area in which the incident occurred;

  • Ferry to the Mall 

    Ferry to the Mall 

    A mammoth mixed use project is being developed in Sayreville, New Jersey.  According to published reports 400,000 vehicles a day currently

  • Court Agrees Electricity is a Product 

    Court Agrees Electricity is a Product 

    n its recent decision in Zeck v.Atlantic City Electric (Docket No. A-5506-13T4), the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division addressed

  • Quick Resolution of Alleged Patent Quota Whistleblower Case against L’Oreal

    Quick Resolution of Alleged Patent Quota Whistleblower Case against L’Oreal

    Judge Susan Wigenton of the Unites States District Court for New Jersey quickly dismissed a whistleblower wrongful retaliatory firing claim against

  • Legislative Update – New Expungement Law

    Legislative Update – New Expungement Law

    Governor Chris Christie recently signed into law a measure designed to ease the path toward expungement of certain criminal records.  The new law

  • Public Project Facilitator

    Public Project Facilitator

    Public projects, including ones undertaken by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (“NJDOT”), can have significant public impacts. Construction

  • Ferries or Tunnels 

    Ferries or Tunnels 

    Historically New Jersey has been linked to Manhattan and Staten Island by ferries.  With the advent of rail and trans-Hudson tunnels that historic ferry

  • Contract Trumps Patent

    Contract Trumps Patent

    The New Jersey Appellate Division concluded that a settlement agreement and concurrent covenant not to sue precluded a patent owner from

  • Trademarks Over Patents – AstraZeneca Prevails In Trademark Infringement Action For Purple Pill.

    Trademarks Over Patents – AstraZeneca Prevails In Trademark Infringement Action For Purple Pill.

    ​AstraZeneca successfully convinced a court to prohibit the sale of a competitor’s generic form of its very successful heartburn medication, Nexium. Under

  • Fire Loss

    Fire Loss

    It is difficult to imagine that Seaside could have been dealt two devastating blows in less than a year.  What is more compelling are the parallels

  • Mediation

    Mediation

    As every litigant and trial attorney knows, litigation can be time consuming and very expensive. Various programs, procedures and techniques

  • Medical Malpractice Mediation

    Medical Malpractice Mediation

    A business does not simply consist of service providers and producers of products.  Instead, a business is comprised of a myriad of personal relationships

  • Preparing For Mediation

    Preparing For Mediation

    In an effort to maximize the opportunity to prevail at trial, attorneys and clients spend a considerable amount of time preparing their arguments,

  • Overview Of Duties Of Executor For Estate Administration

    Overview Of Duties Of Executor For Estate Administration

    As Executor, it is imperative to keep accurate records as to any expenses that you have paid on behalf of the Estate, either personally or through