The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday extinguished once and for all the “firemen’s rule” that barred emergency responders from suing premises owners for their injuries.

The justices ruled unanimously in Ruiz v. Mero, A-28/29-06, that emergency responders can sue over injuries that are directly or indirectly the result of the neglect, willful omission or willful or culpable conduct of any person or entity.

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