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The family of a man killed when an out-of-control tractor-trailer overturned onto his vehicle settled its Middlesex Count suit, Estate of Claussen v. Sakoutis Brothers Disposal Inc., on June 16.

According to counsel, court documents and news reports, on May 31, 2017, plaintiff, Brian O. Claussen, 27, was merging from New Jersey Route 440 onto U.S. Route 9 South in Keasbey, sitting in traffic along an underpass, when the tractor-trailer owned by Sakoutis Brothers Disposal and driven by company employee Michael C. Teitelbaum approached from behind. The truck drove up an embankment on the side of the roadway and overturned onto two vehicles, including Claussen’s.

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David Gialanella

David Gialanella, Managing Editor of Regional Brands, has been with ALM since 2010, covering business of law, litigation, legislation, and more. He manages the New Jersey Law Journal and oversees all of ALM's regional brands. Reach him at [email protected]

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Suzette Parmley

Trenton Correspondent who covers the N.J. Supreme Court, Governor, Legislature. She also contributes to The Legal Intelligencer and law.com. Suzette joined New Jersey Law Journal in Jan. 2019 from the Philadelphia Inquirer where she was a former Trenton Statehouse Correspondent and Business Reporter/Columnist. Awards: 1st Place for 2020 coverage of NJ Supreme Court; 2019 Specialized Writing Category, 5-time winner of the Business Financial Writing Portfolio Award from the New Jersey Press Association. Graduate of the Fels Center of Government/University of Pennsylvania. Email: [email protected] or follow on Twitter: @SuzParmley

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