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Plaintiff, the owner of a residence on waterfront property in New Jersey claimed that our client negligently installed a bulkhead which allegedly caused plaintiff's home and property to sink. Specifically, plaintiff claimed that the piles used to support the bulkhead were inadequate causing soil to seep through the bulkhead into the waterway. The case was tried before a jury in Ocean County, New Jersey. We argued that the plaintiff was exaggerating the condition of the property and, as a result, we were able to convince the court to allow the jury to visit the site and view the bulkhead and the property. Based on the jury's visit to the property and the expert testimony presented on behalf of our client, the jury found that plaintiff failed to prove that the bulkhead was negligently installed, or that the house sustained any damage as a result of the installation of the bulkhead, and rendered a verdict in favor of our client. Dubonis v. K&G Marine, Superior Court, Ocean County