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$________ Construction site negligence - Inadequate security - Fight breaks out between union and non-union employees - Plaintiff standing nearby struck in mouth with metal instrument - Laceration to chin necessitating eight sutures - Alleged TMJ dysfunction.

Atlantic County, NJ

The 48-year-old plaintiff union employee, who was retained to install drywall on a project in North Wildwood, contended that because of a long-standing history of animosity between union and non-union workers at the project that had been performed in different phases over a substantial period of time, the defendants owner and general contractor should have realized that there was a very substantial risk of violence and that either the workers should have been kept separated or greater security should have been provided.

The plaintiff would have established that the history of animosity included graffiti that was racist, sexist and threatening that was left by both sides. The plaintiff maintained that a fight broke out and that although he was not involved, he was in the immediate vicinity. The plaintiff maintained that he was struck in the mouth with a metal instrument and suffered lacerations that required eight sutures and left slight permanent scarring.

The plaintiff also contended that he sustained TMJ dysfunction that will cause permanent pain and difficulties eating hard foods despite conservative treatment. The defendant disputed the plaintiff’s claims of TMJ dysfunction.

The case settled, after mediation before retired Appellate Division Judge Keefe, for $________.

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