Mark R. Vespole on Townsend v. Pierre, 221 N.J. 36 (2015) (PDF)

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In Townsend v. Pierre, the N.J. Supreme Court issued a key decision interpreting the New Jersey Rules of Evidence as to the admissibility of expert testimony. The more seminal aspect of the decision is its practical impact on how courts deal with summary judgment motions; overturning the time-honored tradition of courts denying summary judgment because of a purported factual dispute created by an opposing party's expert opinion.


Mark R. Vespole is the managing partner of the New Jersey office of Tressler LLP, a national litigation and insurance services firm. The author has tried and litigated numerous commercial, insurance, tort, and securities matters in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels throughout the country. Mr. Vespole's practice includes insurance coverage and defense litigation arising out of first-party and third-party property and casualty, life and health, professional liability, employment practices, and directors' and officers' liability policies, as well as corporate raiding, and securities arbitrations and compliance matters for broker-dealers and registered representatives. Mr. Vespolehas written and lectured extensively for a variety of insurance and securities trade publications and organizations covering a broad range of topics, including insurance coverage, bad faith, corporate raiding in the securities and life insurance industries, noncompete agreements, replacements of life insurance policies, contestability clauses, product liability, and mold litigation. Mr. Vespole is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Seton Hall Law School. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Third Circuit, United States District Court of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of New York, and the United States Supreme Court. He has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney since 1988.


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