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The second largest county in New Jersey, Essex is the home of Newark, New Jersey’s densest city. Essex County gained national notoriety as the home of television mobster Tony Soprano, with several scenes of every episode being filmed in the county.
Essex County is home to a large number of attorneys. Essex County lawyers can assist you in any legal issue you may be facing, including criminal litigation, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and foreclosure, family law, and many others.
The county of Essex is currently being sued in a wrongful death lawsuit. The bane of almost all car drivers, potholes are also dangerous to bicyclists. A local man is suing Essex County for the death of his wife. She suffered major head injuries and died after running over an Essex County pothole and being thrown from her bike. The suit alleges that Essex County knew of the pothole and was negligent in failing to repair it. The lawsuit was originally thrown out, but was reinstated recently by a New Jersey appeals court.
This lawsuit and many others began in the Essex County Vicinage, the local trial court of Essex County. Your lawyer should be familiar with this court, its rules and procedures, and its court staff, judges, and other attorneys.
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