Burst Pipes Close Courts in Essex, Mercer and Middlesex

February 18, 2015 – In The News
New Jersey Law Journal

Ken Rosenberg was quoted in the New Jersey Law Journal article “Burst Pipes Close Courts in Essex, Mercer and Middlesex.” Full text can be found in the February 18, 2015, issue, but a synopsis is below.

The extreme cold weather that has gripped New Jersey recently, causing water pipes to freeze and burst, has resulted in the closing of courthouses in three counties – Essex, Mercer and Middlesex.

Court proceedings have been moved elsewhere or canceled while court personnel have scrambled to address the problems and keep lawyers in the loop about the situation as it develops.

Commenting on the closure, Essex County Bar President Rosenberg, called it unfortunate and that it had to happen but said it was “more important that the comfort and safety of the public, our judges, attorneys and court personnel was ensured.”

He added, “We are truly thankful for the hard work of those public officials, court administrators and public and private workers who worked tirelessly to achieve this expeditious result.”