Hearsay Sinks Wrongful Death Suit Against NJ ShopRite

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (June 4, 2018, 3:57 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey state appeals court on Monday affirmed the dismissal of a wrongful death suit against a ShopRite supermarket by the husband of a woman who died from injuries after a cash register station collapsed on her leg, ruling that subjective findings on the death certificate were properly excluded and clarifying a restriction to the state's medical examiner law.

The published decision by a three-judge panel handed a defeat to Mary Quail's widower, William Quail, who challenged a lower court's finding that the coroner's report should be excluded under the net opinion doctrine barring input that is solely a conclusion...

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