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Patricia Delvecchio v. Township of Bridgewater (A-25-14

Patricia Delvecchio v. Township of Bridgewater 
(A-25-14; 074936) 

The testimony of a treating physician is admissible to support a plaintiff’s disability claim under the LAD, provided that the proponent gives notice of the testimony to the adverse party, responds to discovery requests in accordance with the Rules of Court, and the testimony satisfies N.J.R.E. 701 and other applicable Rules of Evidence. Plaintiff provided the information that defendants requested in discovery regarding the proposed treating physician witnesses, and the trial court should have permitted her to present the vital testimony of these witnesses.