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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/07/07
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Gerald H. Baker Receives Amicus Curiae Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gerald H. Baker, a resident of Saddle River and Managing Partner of the Hoboken law firm of Baker, Pedersen & Robbins, was honored with the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Amicus Curiae Award during the Association’s Board of Trustees Meeting and Holiday Luncheon on December 7, 2007.

Mr. Baker received the award in recognition of his efforts in drafting the NJSBA amicus curiae brief in the case Johnson v. Scaccetti. The NJSBA argued that the plaintiff in the case was entitled to damages for all of her injuries, even those that did not meet the verbal threshold, because that is what a plain reading of the Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act (AICRA) requires. The Court agreed. To read the brief, visit the NJSBA’s website at www.njsba.com.

An NJSBA Member Emeritus, Mr. Baker has been active in the Association since 1968. He is currently the chair of both the Automobile Reparations Committee and the Nominating Committee. He was an NJSBA Trustee from 1988-1992. In addition, Mr. Baker is a past president and current Board of Trustees member of the Hudson County Bar Association, Treasurer of the Hudson County Bar Foundation, and is on the Board of Governors of the New Jersey branch of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Baker received his law degree from Yale Law School and has numerous bar admissions. His practice focuses on personal injury law.

The New Jersey State Bar Association, incorporated in 1899, is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system and to aiding in the administration of justice. Visit the Association’s website at www.njsba.com.

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