Christopher Killmurray Successfully Argues Appeal in Urbanski v. Township of Edison, et al.
Partner in the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group, Christopher Killmurray, successfully argued for the defense in Urbanski v. Township of Edison, et al. in the Appellate Division and secured a dismissal for his client--the Township of Edison and the township's employees named in the case. The matter centered on the Plaintiff's assertion of CEPA, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, and intentional infliction of emotional distress claimes against the numerous parties. Upon oral argument for summary judgment on the CEPA claims, the Court found that Plaintiff did not have a CEPA cause of action but then reinstated the intentional infliction of emotional distress claims. Upon a motion for reconsideration, the Court corrected itself and all claims were dismissed. Plaintiff filed an appeal, and after extensive breifing and oral argument, the Appellate Division, in a per curium decision, affirmed the final grant of summary judgment and dismissed all claims in favor of the Defendants.