TRENTON, N.J. - A contractor and its insurer correctly relied on an empty chair defense to shift the blame of negligence in the construction of an addition to a warehouse, a New Jersey appeals panel held Aug. 9, affirming a jury's finding and a trial court's judgment in favor of the contractor and insurer (Robert Occhifinto and NVE Inc. v. Olivo Construction Co. LLC, et al., No. A-5058-11T2, N.J. Super. App. Div.; 2013 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1990).