Melissa J. Brown, Esquire and Amanda A. King, Esquire of Marks O’Neill’s New Jersey office were successful in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of our client in a bodily injury action. Plaintiff alleges that she sustained serious bodily injuries as a result of a hazardous condition located on the residential sidewalk abutting our client’s property. From the onset, we took the position that the litigation was subject to New Jersey’s Frivolous Litigation Rules. Despite this, Plaintiff refused to voluntarily dismiss the case. Our team worked aggressively during the discovery process with expert surveyors to establish that the area where Plaintiff fell was not located on our clients’ property. Upon the completion of discovery, we successfully argued that our clients were entitled to summary judgment on that grounds. We also argued that our clients were entitled to residential sidewalk immunity. The Court agreed and dismissed all of Plaintiff’s claims against our clients with prejudice. Due to the strategic handling by our office, our clients are now in a position to move to recover their defense costs and fees.