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NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
  • Dec 17

    Sanctions for failure to make discovery

    Sanctions for failure to make discovery
    Law Lessons from Kartzman v. Randolph Realty, LLC, App. Div., No. A-1733-13T4, December 16, 2014: “A trial court has inherent discretionary power to impose sanctions for failure to make discovery, subject only to the requirement that…
  • Dec 17

    What identifies a child’s best interest

    What identifies a child’s best interest
    Law Lessons from New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency v. N.C.M., __ N.J. Super. __ (App. Div. 2014), Docket No. A-3666-13T3, December 16, 2014: A parent’s right to raise and maintain a relationship with his or her…
  • Dec 17

    A trial court on a motion for reconsideration has the authority to vacate, amend, or modify a prior judgment

    A trial court on a motion for reconsideration has the authority to vacate, amend, or modify a prior judgment
    Law Lessons from Kartzman v. Randolph Realty, LLC, App. Div., No. A-1733-13T4, December 16, 2014: A trial court on a motion for reconsideration under Rule 4:49-2 clearly has the authority to vacate, amend, or modify a prior judgment. Baumann…
Rank this Week: 92

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Fallout from Landmark Insider Trading Decision Begin

    Fallout from Landmark Insider Trading Decision Begin
    A ruling that tossed out the insider trading convictions of two hedge fund managers may have opened the door for others charged with wrongful trading to get their cases or pleas dismissed.US District Court Judge, Andrew L. Carter Jr.,…
  • Dec 12

    Efforts Continue to "BankofAmericanize" Merrill Brokers - No Compensation for "Small" Account

    Efforts Continue to "BankofAmericanize" Merrill Brokers - No Compensation for "Small" Account
    I am not quite sure when a $250,000 account became a small account, but Merrill Lynch told its brokers on Wednesday that it is eliminating pay for servicing clients with less than $250,000Now, if you are a client at Merrill, with an account…
  • Dec 11

    Fraudulent Apple Trades Cost Morgan Stanley $4 Million in Fine

    Fraudulent Apple Trades Cost Morgan Stanley $4 Million in Fine
    Morgan Stanley will pay $4 million to settle charges that it failed to stop a rogue Rochdale Securities LLC trader from fraudulently buying $525 million in Apple stock in 2012.For more information, go to Morgan Stanley Fined $4 Million for…
Rank this Week: 344

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
  • Dec 19

    Senate Passes Bucco Bill to Expedite Jobs, Cut Local Spending

    Senate Passes Bucco Bill to Expedite Jobs, Cut Local Spending
    Legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco to authorize local governments to email permits, receipts and bills was unanimously passed by the state Senate. “This legislation will modernize the way local…
  • Dec 19

    Senate Passes Kean’s Bipartisan Jobs Bill to Foster Innovation

    Senate Passes Kean’s Bipartisan Jobs Bill to Foster Innovation
    Legislation is a key part of Senate Republican’s New Package of Jobs Bills Being Rolled Out Across NJ The state Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean to create a post-doctoral fellowship…
  • Dec 18

    Senate Passes Kean Bill to Make NJ a Hub for Driverless Vehicle

    Senate Passes Kean Bill to Make NJ a Hub for Driverless Vehicle
    The state Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean to make New Jersey a hub for the development, testing and implementation of driverless vehicles. “The people of New Jersey, our workforce and economy…
Rank this Week: 579

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Nov 12

    Traveler Alert About Hotel WiFi Vulnerability

    Traveler Alert About Hotel WiFi Vulnerability
    Although not an employment law matter as such, this post from the Franchise Law Update is of immediate concern to business travelers. It deals with "an internet espionage campaign nicknamed 'Darkhotel' targeting top US and Asian executives…
  • Nov 6

    Back Up and Runnning

    Back Up and Runnning
    Steinberg Law's power is back.  Thanks for your understanding.
  • Nov 6

    Steinberg Law Has No Power - November 6

    Steinberg Law Has No Power - November 6
    Steinberg Law, LLC has been affected by a very small power outage in downtown Somerville.  We are among the 72 lucky customers without power this morning.  We are hoping to have power back around mid-day, but in the meantime our…
Rank this Week: 502

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 765

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey DWI news, updates and commentary. By the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

http://www.newjerseydwilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 651

New Jersey Law Blog

New Jersey Law Blog

Covers ADR, bankruptcy, business, family law, employment, intellectual property, real estate, estate planning and more. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.njlawblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Considerations When Retaining the Marital Home in Divorce

    Considerations When Retaining the Marital Home in Divorce
    Maria Imbalzano, Esq.,  Shareholder and Co-Chair of Stark & Stark’s Divorce Group, authored the article “Considerations When Retaining the Marital Home in Divorce,” which was published on September…
  • Sep 12

    New Jersey Updates Alimony Law

    New Jersey Updates Alimony Law
    John Eory, Esq., Shareholder and Co-Chair of Stark & Stark’s Divorce Group, was featured in the article “New Jersey Updates Alimony Laws,” which was published on September 11, 2014 in The Washington Times. Mr.…
  • Sep 12

    Governor Signs New Alimony Law

    Governor Signs New Alimony Law
    After a protracted test of wills between alimony reformers and traditionalists, a new alimony statute was signed into law by Governor Christie on September 10, 2014. The new law, which is immediately effective, will serve to meet the…
Rank this Week: 590

Monmouth County Criminal Defense…

Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey criminal laws and offenses. By the Law Office of Tara Breslow.

http://www.monmouthcountycriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Nov 12

    Conditional Discharge For First Time Drug Offender

    Conditional Discharge For First Time Drug Offender
    If you have been charged in a Municipal Court within the State of New Jersey with any of the following offenses, you may be eligible for a Conditional Discharge pursuant to NJSA 2C:36-A-1: NJSA 2C:35-10(c), failure to turn over CDS to an…
  • Oct 30

    How to get off of Megan's Law Requirement

    How to get off of Megan's Law Requirement
    If you have been on Megan's Law for 15 years and have not committed any new offense, then you could be eligible for removal from Megan's Law and Community Supervision for Life. Megan's law was first enacted in 1994 and pursuant to…
  • Oct 7

    Random Drug Testing in New Jersey School

    Random Drug Testing in New Jersey School
    This New York Times article discusses the debate over random drug testing in high schools in New Jersey. I will be interesting to see if this goes through, and what the legal ramifications are for those who test positive. See link below…
Rank this Week: 641

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Dec 22

    The Perils of the Last Known Addre

    The Perils of the Last Known Addre
    The Last Known Address rule embodies one of the great unrecognized perils of taxation. The rule provides that the IRS must send notices, such as a Notice of Deficiency for assessed taxes, to the last known address. A taxpayer has 90 days from…
  • Dec 17

    Burger King To Save Big By Moving To Canada

    Burger King To Save Big By Moving To Canada
    As was widely reported a few months ago, Burger King is expected to complete a corporate inversion by purchasing Canadian donut company Tim Hortons and spinning both companies into subsidiaries of a new, multinational fast-food company…
  • Dec 16

    Political Watchdog Groups Affecting Corporate Tax

    Political Watchdog Groups Affecting Corporate Tax
    With an increasing number of Americans feeling disconnected from the political process, it is heartening to hear stories in which public opinion and political watchdog groups have a marked impact on political discourse. According to Joshua…
Rank this Week: 1107

New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

http://www.jerseyestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    Snow Means Special Challenges for Seniors, Nursing Homes in NJ

    Snow Means Special Challenges for Seniors, Nursing Homes in NJ
    The year’s first snowfall is always an exciting thing, but a little goes a long way. Here in New Jersey, of course, we get more than just a little. View image | gettyimages.com For our state’s senior population, substantial…
  • Dec 11

    Why the Holidays are the Perfect Time to Update an Estate Plan

    Why the Holidays are the Perfect Time to Update an Estate Plan
    We all know the holidays are the right time for sleigh riding, bell ringing, and tree trimming… but what about estate planning? View image | gettyimages.com The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently suggested something I like to remind my…
  • Dec 4

    Medicaid Facilities Are Like Hotels in More Ways Than One

    Medicaid Facilities Are Like Hotels in More Ways Than One
    Sometimes elder care feels a little bit like booking a hotel room. #467305389 / gettyimages.com As one of the world’s most widely recognized travel organizations, AAA offers discounted rates at big-name hotels all across the U.S. If…
Rank this Week: 1076

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect…

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect Forum

Covers nursing home / elder abuse law in the State of New Jersey. By Donna Russo.

http://www.njelderabuselaw.com/
  • Dec 9

    Nursing Home Abuse: Bill Introduced To Permit Video Recording In Room

    Nursing Home Abuse: Bill Introduced To Permit Video Recording In Room
    NJ Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto has introduced a bill (A-3883) on November 13, 2014 to permit video cameras and audio recorders in residents’ rooms to help prevent abuse and neglect by nursing home staff members.  The bill…
  • Nov 20

    Today is Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day

    Today is Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day
    The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel has declared November 20th as National Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day.  
  • Nov 13

    Nursing Home Abuse: Understaffing of Nurse

    Nursing Home Abuse: Understaffing of Nurse
    There is a discrepancy as to the nursing staffing levels  between the data collected by Medicare and the self reporting by nursing homes on the government’s public website, Nursing Home Compare.   A new law was enacted…
Rank this Week: 833

New Jersey Injury Attorney Blog

New Jersey Injury Attorney Blog

Covers auto accidents, dog bites and workers compensation. By Lependorf & Silverstein.

http://www.newjerseyinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Fair Haven Councilman Killed in Bicycle Accident

    Fair Haven Councilman Killed in Bicycle Accident
    Fair Haven Councilman Jerome Koch, 63, suffered fatal injuries when a car struck his bicycle. According to an NJ.com news report, the fatal bicycle accident occurred on River Road near Elm Place in Fair Haven. He was pronounced dead the day…
  • Dec 8

    Fair Haven Councilman Killed in Bicycle Accident

    Fair Haven Councilman Killed in Bicycle Accident
    Fair Haven Councilman Jerome Koch, 63, suffered fatal injuries when a car struck his bicycle. According to an NJ.com news report, the fatal bicycle accident occurred on River Road near Elm Place in Fair Haven. He was pronounced dead the day…
  • Nov 4

    New Jersey Motorcyclist Killed by Deer

    New Jersey Motorcyclist Killed by Deer
    A 36-year-old Hillsborough man was killed in a New Jersey motorcycle accident when his 2008 BMW R12 collided with a deer. According to a NJ.com news report, the fatal motorcycle crash occurred near the former Gibraltar Rock Quarry entrance on…
Rank this Week: 906

Ruminations

Ruminations

Covers concepts and misconceptions in the practice of retail real estate law. By Meislik & Meislik.

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Dec 21

    A Different Take On Whether Consent To An Assignment Or Subletting Can Be Unreasonably Withheld

    A Different Take On Whether Consent To An Assignment Or Subletting Can Be Unreasonably Withheld
    PrintWhat happens if a lease states merely that a tenant may not assign it or sublet the leased premises? What happens if it says the tenant may do so, but only with the landlord’s consent? A majority of jurisdictions (states), perhaps…
  • Dec 14

    To Arbitrate Or Not To Arbitrate, That Is The Question.

    To Arbitrate Or Not To Arbitrate, That Is The Question.
    PrintTo arbitrate or not to arbitrate, that is the question. That has become a pretty hackneyed way of putting an issue in play. Here’s another hackneyed way of expressing something: “we’re not going to touch that third…
  • Dec 7

    Why Some Negotiations Feel Like Going To The Dentist (With Apologies To All Dentists)

    Why Some Negotiations Feel Like Going To The Dentist (With Apologies To All Dentists)
    PrintLong-time readers may have discerned a certain pattern to the subjects Ruminations Ruminates about week after week. We try to mix up legal, factual, and procedural (negotiation) topics. Whereas we often do multi-part blog postings on…
Rank this Week: 1725

Burn Pit Claims

Burn Pit Claims

An analysis of trends and developments of claims arising out of exposures in Iraq and Afghanistan to burn pits. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://burnpitclaims.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    The US Solicitor General Urges Supreme Court To Deny KBR’s Request for Review

    The US Solicitor General Urges Supreme Court To Deny KBR’s Request for Review
    The Solicitor General, on behalf of the US Government, submitted a brief on Dec. 18, 2014 urging Supreme Court to reject the appeal request of defendant KBR in the Burn Pit Litigation case. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held…
  • Dec 10

    Toxic Trash Contamination on US Military Base

    Toxic Trash Contamination on US Military Base
    Today's post is share from globalresearch.ca//America’s military is the world’s greatest polluter. Especially in war theaters. During conflicts. Long after they end. Notably in Iraq and Afghanistan. Toxic…
  • Dec 4

    Former VA official: Burn pits could be the new Agent Orange

    Former VA official: Burn pits could be the new Agent Orange
    Today's post ids shared from america.aljazerra.com/Click here to see video link.Anthony Thornton has trouble speaking, can’t read anymore and has trouble keeping up with his 3-year-old daughter. He said he doesn’t remember…
Rank this Week: 1337

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Siegler & Traub, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote
    The New Jersey Assembly is set to vote on a bill, already approved by the Senate, which would require public entities to purchase products made in the U.S. of A.  Supporters of the bill, which include U.S. companies and labor unions, say…
  • Dec 15

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk is a blow to hourly employees nationwide. The employees at issue in Integrity Staffing were employed to retrieve products and package them for delivery to Amazon…
  • Dec 11

    TD Ameritrade Whistleblower’s Case Dismissed Due to Arbitration Clause

    TD Ameritrade Whistleblower’s Case Dismissed Due to Arbitration Clause
    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in Khazin v. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., No. 14-1689, December 8, 2014, recently upheld the dismissal of a whistleblower claim brought by a former employee of TD Ameritrade, because his claim was barred by…
Rank this Week: 1552

Truck and Bus Accident Lawyers…

Truck and Bus Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers truck and bus accidents. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.truckandbusaccidentlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 1323

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner, Allcorn, Baumgart & Ben-Asher, P.C.

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2057

Zen & The Art of Legal Networking

Zen & The Art of Legal Networking

Covers legal marketing, risk management, client service and social media. By Lindsay Griffiths.

http://www.zenlegalnetworking.com
  • Dec 19

    Week of December 15, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of December 15, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    We're at our final weekly roundup for the year! With the Christmas holiday next week, I won't be in the office on Friday, though I will be back with some end of the year posts, and a roundup of some of our top posts for the year.  But…
  • Dec 17

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: What's Going to Be Different?

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: What's Going to Be Different?
    In today's rainmaking recommendation from expert and coach Jaimie Field, she challenges us to do something different next year, in order to get results.  *** This is the last Rainmaking Recommendation of the Year. In two weeks we will…
  • Dec 16

    Two for Tuesdays: What the Hashtag?

    Two for Tuesdays: What the Hashtag?
    For today's Two for Tuesdays, I'm cheating a little and giving you a preview of a post I've written as part of the 12 Days of Social Media, which the Legal Marketing Association's Social Media Shared Interest Group is putting together.…
Rank this Week: 1645

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Goldstein, Bachman & Newman, LLP.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1782

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
  • Dec 18

    What’s The Penalty For Leaving The Scene Of An Accident Where There Was Only Property Damage In New Jersey?

    What’s The Penalty For Leaving The Scene Of An Accident Where There Was Only Property Damage In New Jersey?
    Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious charge in New Jersey, but in cases where there were no injuries, the penalties are less severe. Still, you should expect to face a six month license suspension, a fine as high as $400, and up to a…
  • Dec 18

    Can I Go To Jail For Driving Without Insurance In New Jersey?

    Can I Go To Jail For Driving Without Insurance In New Jersey?
    On a first offense, no, but if you’re caught a second time, you face up to 14 days in jail. As a first offender, you’ll still face fines up to $1000, a license suspension of up to a year, and community service to be determined by…
  • Dec 18

    What Is Careless Driving In New Jersey?

    What Is Careless Driving In New Jersey?
    Careless driving is a lower, but related, charge to reckless driving, and a driver will usually be cited with it if they’re found to be at fault in a minor traffic accident. It alleges that you were driving without due caution, and in a…
Rank this Week: 1838

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

Covers alimony, child support, child custody, divorce and more. By the Rotolo Law Firm.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Court Ruling Could Clarify Employers’ Responsibilities toward Pregnant Employee

    Court Ruling Could Clarify Employers’ Responsibilities toward Pregnant Employee
    The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case this month that could clarify what responsibilities employers have to their pregnant employees. At the heart of their decision is the determination of whether the Pregnancy Discrimination Act…
  • Dec 1

    Another New Jersey Child Sues Parents for College Tuition; Lawmaker Seeks to Prevent Future Case

    Another New Jersey Child Sues Parents for College Tuition; Lawmaker Seeks to Prevent Future Case
    New Jersey once again is grappling with the issue of how far parents’ financial obligations toward their children should go, particularly in relation to paying for their higher education. At least one State lawmaker is looking at ways…
  • Nov 17

    ‘Gray Divorce’ Rates Are on the Rise

    ‘Gray Divorce’ Rates Are on the Rise
    The U.S. continues to hold the highest divorce rate out of any other country with an estimated 45% of unions expected to end in divorce, according to a study released last month. And while this rate has remained relatively steady for the past…
Rank this Week: 1593

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • Dec 13

    Morris County Fraud Lawyer

    Morris County Fraud Lawyer
    Morris County Fraud Lawyers Morris County, New Jersey is a very wealthy area.  In addition, there are a lot of businesses there.  As a result, there is also a lot of fraud and other white collar crimes.  In fact, the Morris…
  • Dec 13

    Philadelphia Credit Card Fraud Lawyer

    Philadelphia Credit Card Fraud Lawyer
    Philadelphia Credit Card Fraud Lawyers If you have been charged with credit card fraud in Philadelphia, our team of tough, smart lawyers can help you defeat the charges against you.  In Pennsylvania, credit cards, debit cards and ATM…
  • Dec 10

    New Jersey Civil Service Appeal

    New Jersey Civil Service Appeal
    New Jersey Civil Service Appeals Our New Jersey Civil Service appeals will fight for you against the NJ Civil Service Commission and local service appeals. We can help fire fighters, police officers, corrections officers and employees of all…
Rank this Week: 1457

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Covers mediation, arbitration and family/divorce law in NJ.

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Dec 10

    Changing Your Name When Divorcing — Professional Issue

    Changing Your Name When Divorcing — Professional Issue
    Pursuant to a divorce, either spouse is eligible for a name change.  Traditionally, many women take the husband’s last name upon marriage.  Upon divorce, some women want to change back to their maiden names or hyphenate.…
  • Dec 9

    Divorce and Child College Cost

    Divorce and Child College Cost
    New Jersey children suing their parents for college costs have been in the news frequently in recent months.  Many parents are unaware of the law in New Jersey which derives from a 1982 NJ Supreme Court case called Newburgh v.…
  • Oct 7

    Alimony Reform: Changes to NJ Alimony Law

    Alimony Reform: Changes to NJ Alimony Law
    On September 10, 2014, NJ Governor Chris Christie signed Public Law 2014, Chapter 42 into law.  This law makes changes to NJ’s alimony statues.  The legislature had been discussing this issue for several years and finally was…
Rank this Week: 2008

New York & New Jersey Immigration…

New York & New Jersey Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news, deportations, and visas. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseyimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1336

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 1984

The Jersey Lawyer

The Jersey Lawyer

Covers New Jersey law on personal injury, business litigation, and criminal defense. By Nace Naumoski.

http://yournjlawyer.com
  • Oct 28

    Analysis: The Legality of New Jersey’s Ebola Quarantine

    Analysis: The Legality of New Jersey’s Ebola Quarantine
    On October 24, 2014, New Jersey governor Chris Christie announced that individuals who came into contact with Ebola patients in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea would be subject to a mandatory 21-day quarantine…
  • Oct 11

    Why the Arrested Sayreville Football Players Should Not Be Tried As Adult

    Why the Arrested Sayreville Football Players Should Not Be Tried As Adult
    As news has come out that six Sayreville high school football players have been arrested for alleged sexual assaults against younger players as part of locker room hazing, the calls for retribution by various members of the community are…
  • Aug 8

    Court Holds Violent Rap Lyrics Inadmissible to Prove Motive

    Court Holds Violent Rap Lyrics Inadmissible to Prove Motive
    In the case of State v. Skinner, the New Jersey State Supreme Court held that it was reversible error for a trial court to admit graphically violent rap lyrics, written by the defendant the night before an alleged attempted murder, in order…
Rank this Week: 1533

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal…

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal News

By Young Klein & Associates.

http://www.ykacrim.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    What to Do if You’re Charged with Simple Assault in Pennsylvania

    What to Do if You’re Charged with Simple Assault in Pennsylvania
    Simple assault is one of the most common criminal charges in America, including Pennsylvania.  But how is it distinguished from aggravated assault, and what should you do if you’ve been charged? What is Simple Assault? Some…
  • Oct 23

    Understanding Philadelphia’s Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

    Understanding Philadelphia’s Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
    Philadelphia made national news earlier this month when Mayor Michael Nutter signed a bill decriminalizing possession of marijuana in amounts up to 30 grams.  With a population of over 1.5 million, the “City of Brotherly…
  • Oct 21

    Will My DUI Charges Ever Go Away?

    Will My DUI Charges Ever Go Away?
    In Pennsylvania, DUI or Driving Under the Influence is usually considered a misdemeanor. While a misdemeanor is less serious than a felony, it can still trigger a slew of harsh consequences — including a prominent note on your public…
Rank this Week: 1791

New Jersey Redevelopment

New Jersey Redevelopment

Covers news and updates regarding redevelopment matters, laws, news and updates throughout New Jersey. By Michael A. Bruno and Marc D. Policastro.

http://www.njredeveloper.com
Rank this Week: 1285

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Sep 12

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law
    In this age social media justice, sooner or later you’re going to have an encounter with a negative online review, whether your a business owner, or simply a consumer. It seems like it’s becoming an accepted aspect of our lives.…
  • Jul 9

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred
    By now, everyone has heard about the $10 million defamation lawsuit filed against ESPN by a disgruntled NY Yankees “fan” who became the butt of a joke after falling asleep during a Yankees–Red Sox game this past April. The…
  • Jun 26

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century
    The proverbial ink wasn’t even dry from yesterday’s recap of Edward Snowden’s chilling account of the extent to which the government can literally take control of any cellular phone, when the Supreme Court of the United…
Rank this Week: 1846

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law
    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law One of the areas which our construction lawyers often address is retainage. The Use Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law Retainage is an important device in construction law. Our attorneys…
  • Aug 29

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee
    Requirements regarding withholding payroll taxes are something that every business owner should be familiar with, particularly businesses which handle their own payroll internally (as opposed to outsourcing to a payroll company). Employers…
  • Aug 6

    New Jersey's Use Tax

    New Jersey's Use Tax
    New Jersey's Sales and Use Tax Act is most often cited to refer to sales taxes while the use tax http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/pubs/sales/anj7.pdf tends to be less well known. When goods or services are purchased outside of…
Rank this Week: 1578

Lawyers for NJ Workers

Lawyers for NJ Workers

Covers workers' compensation law.

http://www.mgworkerscomplaw.com/
  • Aug 7

    NJ Supreme Court Limits Workers’ Compensation for Cardiovascular Injurie

    NJ Supreme Court Limits Workers’ Compensation for Cardiovascular Injurie
    The New Jersey Supreme Court decided last week in the case of Renner v. AT&T that a Workers’ Compensation claimant is not entitled to compensation for a cardiovascular injury, disease or death, unless the claimant can show that the…
  • Jul 16

    NJ Supreme Court: No Benefits for “Going and Coming”

    NJ Supreme Court: No Benefits for “Going and Coming”
    In the recent case of Hersh v. County of Morris, the New Jersey Supreme Court considered the issues of whether a plaintiff who was injured while crossing a public street as he walked from a private garage, where she had employer-paid parking,…
  • Jul 10

    Beware of Purposely Making Misleading Statement

    Beware of Purposely Making Misleading Statement
    In the recent Workers’ Compensation decision in Neglia v. Craft Carpentry & Drywall, a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation court held that a petitioner was not entitled to medical and temporary benefits where the Court determined…
Rank this Week: 1372

Construction Litigation Law Blog

Construction Litigation Law Blog

Covers cmmunity associations, EIFS, construction litigation and construction news. By the Construction Litigation Group of Stark & Stark.

http://www.constructionlitigationlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1833

Sale of Business Law Blog

Sale of Business Law Blog

Covers the law of selling or purchasing a business. By Nissenbaum Law Group.

http://www.saleofbusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1735

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

Covers consumer rights law, including fair debt collection, fair credit reporting, consumer debt defense, and consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Office of Dimitrios Kolovos, LLC.

http://www.consumerlitigators.com/
  • Dec 26

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?
    Essentially, you must have accumulated enough recent Work Credits to pass the Recent Work Test and be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  You earn Work Credits when you have paid enough social security…
  • Dec 22

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania There are three main ways to find yourself as a defendant in the Court of Common Pleas (“CCP”):  1) a case was appealed from a Magisterial District Justice…
  • Dec 21

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 1271

Swinton Elder Law & Family…

Swinton Elder Law & Family Protection Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning and elder law issues. By Daniel S. Swinton.

http://swintonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Policy Experts Agree: The U.S. System for…

    Policy Experts Agree: The U.S. System for Financing Long-Term Care is CrumblingAccording to Forbes.com:  "America’s system for financing long-term care is failing, and the window for creating a payment system that works is rapidly…
  • Jul 12

    Bankruptcy Trustee Is Entitled to Funds…

    Bankruptcy Trustee Is Entitled to Funds Transferred in Order to Qualify for MedicaidThe following article serves as a warning about do-it-yourself estate planning.  An effective technique of protecting assets from nursing homes and long…
  • Sep 27

    How Gifts Can Affect Medicaid Eligibility

    How Gifts Can Affect Medicaid Eligibility
    . We’ve all heard that it’s better to give than to receive, but if you think you might someday want to apply for Medicaid long-term care benefits, you need to be careful because giving away money or property can interfere with your…
Rank this Week: 1153

New Jersey Estate Planning &…

New Jersey Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers business law and planning, elder law, estate planning, and probate and estate administration. By Deirdre Wheatley-Liss.

http://www.njelderlawestateplanning.com/
  • Apr 2

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing
    A common plan among our married clients is to leave their property to their spouse, either outright or in trust - oft-referred to as the “I Love You” Will. Sometimes, love is lost and the couple divorces. We recommend our clients…
  • Mar 25

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking at a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a…
  • Mar 25

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Leins - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Leins - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a share? First,…
Rank this Week: 1528

Swartz Campbell Professional…

Swartz Campbell Professional Liability Blog

Updates on professional liability with a particular emphasis on malpractice avoidance and attorney ethics. By Swartz Campbell.

http://web8.4miles.com/swartz-prolia-blog/
  • Nov 20

    Texas Expands Statute of Limitations at Akin Gump’s Expense

    Texas Expands Statute of Limitations at Akin Gump’s Expense
    Last year Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld won summary judgment in a legal malpractice action arising out of a failed real estate development.  The real estate developer, Riverwalk Cy Hotel Partners, hired Akin Gump to represent it in the…
  • Nov 16

    Client Claims Lawyers Got Him Not Only $104 Million in Pocket, But Also 40 Months in Prison

    Client Claims Lawyers Got Him Not Only $104 Million in Pocket, But Also 40 Months in Prison
    In September, Bradley Birkenfeld received the largest whistle-blower award ever paid by the IRS, $104 million.  however, prior to receiving the award, Mr. Birkenfeld spent 31 months in prison for helping a California developer to evade…
  • Nov 13

    Judge Nocella

    Judge Nocella
    In a predictable move, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has suspended Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Nocella.  We had recently written about the disciplinary charges against him. -Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire
Rank this Week: 1829

New Jersey Criminal Defense Blog

New Jersey Criminal Defense Blog

Covers New Jersey criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.nj-criminallawyer.com/blog/
  • Nov 4

    What If I Am Accused Of Perjury In New Jersey?

    What If I Am Accused Of Perjury In New Jersey?
    If you are testifying before a New Jersey court, or  in  any official proceeding that requires you to swear or affirm that you are telling the truth (such as a deposition), failure to tell the truth can result in  criminal  charges.…
  • Oct 28

    What Happens If I Am Charged With Bribery In New Jersey?

    What Happens If I Am Charged With Bribery In New Jersey?
    If  you are charged with bribery in New Jersey,  the  prosecution will have to prove all of the following elements in order to obtain a  conviction:  offering, agreeing to, or actually giving a benefit to another  person OR asking for,…
  • Oct 19

    When Can Someone Else Intercept Your Phone Conversation In New Jersey?

    When Can Someone Else Intercept Your Phone Conversation In New Jersey?
    According to  federal and New Jersey statute, wiretapping is the use of an intercepting device in order to overhear or record electronic  communications. A device that  just records the numbers to which outgoing  phone calls  are made is…
Rank this Week: 2005

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

Covers New Jersey family law. By Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 22

    HAVE LITIGANT’S LOST CONFIDENCE IN THE SYSTEM?

    HAVE LITIGANT’S LOST CONFIDENCE IN THE SYSTEM?
    Is there a crisis in the courthouse?  Have backlogs, delays, deferrals and/or the downright refusal to actually decide things created a lack of confidence in the judicial system?  Is it possible to get a “real” trial…
  • Dec 19

    “SETTLEMENT ANXIETY” – AN EFFECTIVE TOOL OR AN UNFAIR ONE?

    “SETTLEMENT ANXIETY” – AN EFFECTIVE TOOL OR AN UNFAIR ONE?
    Recently, I was at a mediation where the mediator, when telling us his assessment of my client’s case, said that he was creating “settlement anxiety.”  I had never heard this term but what I believe was meant was…
  • Nov 25

    Changing a Child’s Hair Color- Who decides????

    Changing a Child’s Hair Color- Who decides????
      It was recently reported that movie star Hallie Berry has taken her daughter’s father to court over his actions of straightening and changing their daughter’s hair color, claiming that he exceeded the bounds rights…
Rank this Week: 4460

Union County NJ Criminal Attorneys

Union County NJ Criminal Attorneys

Covers criminal defense developments in Union County, New Jersey. By The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

http://unioncountynjcriminallawyer.wordpress.com
  • Dec 22

    What Penalties & Punishment Can Be Imposed By The Court?

    What Penalties & Punishment Can Be Imposed By The Court?
    Whether you are in municipal court or the Superior Court in Union County, the court’s authority to impose penalties is confined to that which is permitted under N.J.S.A. 2C:43-1 et seq. For the most part, the severity of the punishment…
  • Dec 22

    Understanding Key Terms Under New Jersey Drug Law

    Understanding Key Terms Under New Jersey Drug Law
    The attorneys at our Cranford Criminal Defense Firm field hundreds of calls each month from individuals charged with all sorts of drug violations. The inquiries range from search issues involved in basic marijuana possession cases all the way…
  • Dec 15

    Municipal Court

    Municipal Court
    With over 6,723 disorderly persons offenses, 502 driving while intoxicated (“DWI”), and 93,371 moving traffic violations processed in just a four (4) month period from July through October 2014, its clear that an enormous number…
Rank this Week: 4270

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and New Jersey family law. By Linda A. Kerns.

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 21

    I’m having his baby, how should I tell him?

    I’m having his baby, how should I tell him?
    Recently, the Oklahoma Supreme Court held that Facebook is not a proper mechanism for notifying an individual that he is going to be a father.  You can read about the case here.  In short, a woman become pregnant with her…
  • Dec 17

    Can you make a custody contract prior to even having a child?

    Can you make a custody contract prior to even having a child?
    A recent non-precedential Pennsylvania case, Huss v. Weaver, reviewed a situation where a girlfriend and boyfriend entered into a contract regarding custody prior to even becoming pregnant with a child.  In the agreement, the parties…
  • Dec 14

    What is co-parenting counseling and why do we need it?

    What is co-parenting counseling and why do we need it?
    In custody cases where there is any amount of conflict, co-parenting counseling can help parents figure out how to adjust to their new custody situation.  In cases where each parent sees eye-to-eye and is able to clearly and calmly…
Rank this Week: 4052

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 21

    Home for the Holiday

    Home for the Holiday
         Once again the holiday season is upon us, a time of joy but also stress.  We often visit family members we haven’t seen in some time and that’s when changes in older loved ones become more…
  • Dec 14

    New Medicaid and VA Figures for 2015

    New Medicaid and VA Figures for 2015
    Each year, many of the programs that, as elder law attorneys, we deal with daily, such as VA Aid and Attendance and Medicaid, are adjusted for inflation through a cost of living adjustment. In the past month the Social Security Administration…
  • Dec 12

    Google Hangout – Miller Trust

    Google Hangout – Miller Trust
Rank this Week: 3102

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Dec 19

    New Jersey Laws for Driving in School Zones in Trenton

    New Jersey Laws for Driving in School Zones in Trenton
    From January to June 2013, the state of New Jersey saw 68 pedestrian accidents, according to the Governors’ Highway Safety Association. One age group at risk for being involved in a pedestrian accident is children. School zones can be a…
  • Dec 18

    Truck Cargo Securement Rules for Doylestown Truck

    Truck Cargo Securement Rules for Doylestown Truck
    Failure to secure a load in a trailer can result in imbalances and shifts in the load that can cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle. The load imbalance may even be serious enough to cause the truck to roll over.Such accidents are not…
  • Dec 17

    Are novelty motorcycle helmets DOT-approved for Bristol riders?

    Are novelty motorcycle helmets DOT-approved for Bristol riders?
    No, novelty motorcycle helmets are not DOT-approved for any riders. Tests indicate that these novelty motorcycle helmets perform significantly worse than DOT-approved, traditional helmets in skull and head protection.Novelty motorcycle…
Rank this Week: 2916

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2746

Todd S. Unger Blog

Todd S. Unger Blog

Covers those who have gotten in trouble with the IRS, and how to avoid tax problems.

http://www.irsproblemsolve.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    IRS Overpayments and Underpayments: 2015 Interest Rate

    IRS Overpayments and Underpayments: 2015 Interest Rate
    Mistakenly, many believe that filing a tax extension is an extension of time to pay your taxes.  While a tax extension provides an extension to file your tax return, it does not provide an extension of time to pay taxes owed. The federal…
  • Oct 30

    IRS Seizes Small Business Owner’s Account

    IRS Seizes Small Business Owner’s Account
    Through a practice known as civil forfeiture, the IRS can seize property that it believes is tied to a crime even if no criminal charges are filed.  The problem is that the IRS has been abusing its power by seizing bank accounts where…
  • Oct 7

    Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Joe Giudice Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Prison

    Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Joe Giudice Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Prison
    Reality television star Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was sentenced to 3 years and 5 months in prison on Thursday, October 2, according to NorthJersey.com. The verdict comes after Giudice and his…
Rank this Week: 3671