Courtney E. Darmofal focuses her practice on counseling and defending clients in complex commercial litigation and product liability matters. As staff counsel for a leading insurance carrier, Courtney practiced personal injury and subrogation defense, successfully resolving more than 100 cases through motion practice and negotiation. She also gained experience in private practice as a litigation attorney, and as a law clerk to the Hon. J. Randall Corman in the New Jersey judiciary.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a leading wholesale club in a matter related to an incident in the parking lot outside the store. Argued the co-defendant/landlord was contractually responsible for maintaining the parking lot and for defending and indemnifying the wholesale club. Sent request for tender and a defense to co-defendant/landlord. The court granted our motion, ordering that co-defendant/landlord defend and indemnify our client, name the client as an additional insured on their insurance policy, and reimburse the client for all legal costs.
- Achieved voluntary dismissal by plaintiff on behalf of a major housing lender. Plaintiff alleged a series of conversion claims regarding personal property left in a home purchased by our client in a foreclosure sale following lawful eviction in which plaintiff claimed punitive damages and Consumer Fraud Act violations. Argued the plaintiff did not plead sufficient facts to support a claim for conversion, fraud, or that the conversion claim constituted a violation of the Consumer Fraud Act.
- Produced a favorable global settlement on behalf of a major housing lender with no monetary contribution from the client. The plaintiff, a unit owner in a condominium, alleged our client and the other unit owners in the building failed to maintain the building’s plumbing system, causing damage to the plaintiff’s unit. Argued the plaintiff was statutorily barred from seeking relief against individual unit owners under the New Jersey Condominium Act, and that the condominium association is responsible for maintaining the common elements under their bylaws.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a national retailer in connection with the plaintiff’s purchase of windows from retailer. The plaintiff alleged a breach of warranty, arguing that he purchased windows from retailer, received the wrong specifications, returned the windows to the retailer, and that the window manufacturer did not properly correct the order in a timely matter, causing him alleged six-figure damages in connection with delayed sale of a home in which the windows were to be installed.
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D, 2016
- Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society
- Fordham University, B.A., 2012
- New Jersey State Bar Association