Summary Judgment – Baling Wire – Wrongful Death – Essex, NJ

William Longo & Jennifer Coatsworth successfully argued for summary judgment on behalf of their distributor client who had provided baling wire used to secure recycled paper bales, one of which weighed 1500 pounds and fell upon a forklift operator crushing his legs and ultimately causing cardiac failure. The Estate sued over 20 defendants, including a number of wire manufacturers, the manufacturer of the baling machine, and the property owner, however, after 3 years of litigation and over 50 days of deposition testimony, our motion contending plaintiff could not advance a theory against our client prevailed resulting in summary judgment in favor of our distributor and against the Estate.