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2013 Edition of Geaney’s New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Manual Now Available

By on October 9, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

The 2013 Manual is a compilation of prior editions with particular emphasis on cases decided in 2011-2012, as well as the addition of important chapters for practitioners of workers’ compensation.

Some of the 2013 Edition highlights are as follows:

  • New chapter on catastrophic claims in workers’ compensation
  • New chapter on calculating awards in workers’ compensation
  • New chapter on confidentiality of medical information
  • Revised chapter on the ADA Amendments Act
  • Expanded analysis of bad faith claims
  • Expanded analysis of intentional harm claims
  • Expanded analysis of counsel fee issues in workers’ compensation
  • Expanded analysis of Medicare Secondary Payer Statute and Guidance from the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation
  •  55 pages of additional text


Some of the 70 new cases that are covered in the 2013 Manual are:

Van Dunk v. Reckson Associates (exclusive remedy)

  • Quereshi v. Cintas Corporation (counsel fees)
  • Burn Surgeons of St. Barnabas v. Shoprite (medical reimbursement)
  • Stancil v. ACE USA (bad faith/exclusive remedy)
  • Jackson v. Twp. of Montclair (fraud)
  • Hersh v. County of Morris (parking lots)
  • Brooks v. Board of Trustees (disability pensions)
  • Sentinel Ins. Co. Ltd. v. Earthworks Landscape Constr. LLC (jurisdiction)
  • Gioia v. Herr’s Foods (temp benefits post-termination)
  • Russo v. Hoboken Board of Ed. (statute of limitations)
  • Kudelka v. City of South Amboy (rights of PIP carriers)
  • DuBrel v. Maple Crest Auto Group (fraud)


If you are interested in ordering the manual, please call Carol Wright at (856) 813-4143 or email her at  cwright@capehart.com. You may also visit www.njicle.com.


About the Author

About the Author:

John H. Geaney, a shareholder and co-chair of Capehart Scatchard's Workers' Compensation department, began an email newsletter entitled Currents in Workers’ Compensation, ADA and FMLA in 2001 in order to keep clients and readers informed on leading developments in these three areas of law. Since that time he has written over 500 newsletter updates.

Mr. Geaney is the author of Geaney’s New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Manual for Practitioners, Adjusters & Employers. The manual is distributed by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE). He also authored an ADA and FMLA manual as distributed by NJICLE. If you are interested in purchasing the manual, please contact NJICLE at 732-214-8500 or visit their website at www.njicle.com.

Mr. Geaney represents employers in the defense of workers’ compensation, ADA and FMLA matters. He is a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers of the American Bar Association and is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a workers’ compensation law attorney. He is one of two firm representatives to the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network. He has served on the Executive Committee of Capehart Scatchard for over ten (10) years.

A graduate of Holy Cross College summa cum laude, Mr. Geaney obtained his law degree from Boston College Law School. He has been named a “Super Lawyer” by his peers and Law and Politics. He serves as Vice President of the Friends of MEND, the fundraising arm of a local charitable organization devoted to promoting affordable housing.

Capehart Scatchard is a full service law firm with offices in Mt. Laurel and Trenton, New Jersey. The firm represents employers and businesses in a wide variety of areas, including workers’ compensation, civil litigation, labor, environmental, business, estates and governmental affairs.


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