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Rosemary J. Bruno

Rosemary J. Bruno

Of Counsel

Newark, NJ
  • Favorably settled breach of fiduciary claims against trustees of a nonprofit hospital which failed to make required pension and benefit plan contributions in the months preceding its bankruptcy filing.
  • Through mediation, resolving related suits against fiduciaries of two employee pension plans of a failed insurance company, where the plans' assets were overwhelmingly invested in the employer's own investment vehicles.
  • Defeated efforts to certify either a nationwide or a single state class in an action filed in New Jersey under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act by an out-of-state consumer against a New Jersey-based company.
  • Defeated class certification in a suit for medical monitoring brought on behalf of former employees of a defunct textile dye plant in Paterson, NJ.
  • Defended employers and key members of management in cases alleging sexual or racial harassment by co-employees.
  • Obtained a voluntary dismissal with prejudice of all claims in a purported nationwide class action brought under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act against an automotive importer.
  • Represented employers in connection with wage and hour audits by the Department of Labor, and counseling employers on wage and hour issues.
  • Obtained summary judgment for an individual sued under the NJ Law Against Discrimination as an alleged "aider and abettor."
  • Obtained a jury verdict for defendant-employer after a three week trial of an alleged disability discrimination case challenging the termination of plaintiff's employment.
  • Defeated nationwide class certification in a product liability case against a car manufacturer, and obtaining a voluntary dismissal of the remaining state class claims.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a state court jury trial in Newark, NJ, of an age discrimination case.
  • Obtained a favorable jury verdict for defendants in a state court whistleblower suit brought by a chief financial officer against his former employer and two company executives.