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Advocate's Almanac

Advocate's Almanac

Focuses on criminal law and evidentiary issues. By Rubin Sinins.

http://advocatesalmanac.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Defendant's Alleged Right to Perjury for Lesser Plea

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Defendant's Alleged Right to Perjury for Lesser Plea
    In State v. Taccetta, the N.J. Supreme Court rejected a defendant's post-conviction relief claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. The decision may be found here. Defendant, an alleged member of an organized crime family, faced murder…
  • Jul 21

    N.J. Supreme Court Reaffirms Particularity Requirement for Warrant

    N.J. Supreme Court Reaffirms Particularity Requirement for Warrant
    Today the N.J. Supreme Court reaffirmed the principle that warrants must state the place to be searched with particularity. The Court also reaffirmed the concept that the Court cannot delegate to the police the detached, neutral assessment…
  • Jul 14

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Missing Witness Jury Charge Against Criminal Defendant

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Missing Witness Jury Charge Against Criminal Defendant
    For years, the decision in State v. Clawans permitted judges, in appropriate circumstances, to charge juries that a party's failure to call a witness who naturally would have been called may give rise to an inference that the witness's…
Rank this Week: 4170

Ahead of the Class

Ahead of the Class

Focuses on class action defense, addressing current cases and decisions, trends, and strategies associated with class action lawsuits. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://classactionblog.mmwr.com
  • Sep 10

    What the New AAA Consumer Rules Mean for Businesse

    What the New AAA Consumer Rules Mean for Businesse
    The Consumer Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association are the AAA’s first independent set of rules developed specifically for consumer arbitration.  They set forth in much greater detail than the current rules the…
  • Aug 22

    France and Belgium Adopt Class Actions Spring 2014

    France and Belgium Adopt Class Actions Spring 2014
    This guest post was authored by our colleagues Christopher Scott D’Angelo and Jennifer E. Canfield. Christopher is a partner and chair of Montgomery McCracken’s international practice and co-chair of the products liability &…
  • Aug 13

    Third Circuit Rules That Whether a Contract Permits Classwide Arbitration is for the District Court, not the Arbitrator, to Decide

    Third Circuit Rules That Whether a Contract Permits Classwide Arbitration is for the District Court, not the Arbitrator, to Decide
    In a case of first impression, the Third Circuit has ruled that the district court, not an arbitrator, should decide whether classwide arbitration is available under a contract with an arbitration clause.  Opalinski v. Robert Half…
Rank this Week: 2346

Augulis Law Firm

Augulis Law Firm

Covers New Jersey estate planning.

http://www.augulislawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 31

    Longevity Statistics Can Help You Plan Ahead

    Longevity Statistics Can Help You Plan Ahead
    The length of your life is going to be a big factor to consider when you are planning ahead with your elder years in mind. While no one has a clear view into the future you can examine longevity statistics to get some general ideas about the…
  • Jan 31

    Longevity Statistics Can Help You Plan Ahead

    Longevity Statistics Can Help You Plan Ahead
    The length of your life is going to be a big factor to consider when you are planning ahead with your elder years in mind. While no one has a clear view into the future you can examine longevity statistics to get some general ideas about the…
  • Jan 30

    Who Will Handle Your Final Arrangements?

    Who Will Handle Your Final Arrangements?
    When you are thinking everything through in an effort to plan your estate properly you should consider the matter of your final arrangements. Imagine the scenario that may exist after you pass away. Different family members may have different…
Rank this Week: 3786

Bicycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Bicycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law with a focus on bicycle accidents. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.bicycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Reckless Motorcyclist Collides with 13 year old Cyclist – Boy Looses Leg

    Reckless Motorcyclist Collides with 13 year old Cyclist – Boy Looses Leg
    It is an unfortunate reality that cyclists are extremely vulnerable to the actions of careless motorists when riding on the roadways of our nation. And, it should come as no shock to anyone reading this blog that a cyclist’s…
  • Jul 29

    The Hidden Risks of Carbon Fiber in Bicycle

    The Hidden Risks of Carbon Fiber in Bicycle
    Many cyclists, myself included, have succumbed to the lure of carbon fiber. Carbon is lighter, stiffer, arguably stronger, absorbs vibrations (making for a more comfortable ride), and is easily molded by manufacturers to suit the aerodynamic…
  • Jul 15

    Cycling in NJ – What is the Law?

    Cycling in NJ – What is the Law?
    As a bicycle accident lawyer, I am frequently asked what “the law” requires of cyclists vs. motorists in various situations.  Generally speaking, cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists in New…
Rank this Week: 3140

Bonfrisco Law Firm Blog

Bonfrisco Law Firm Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning.

http://www.njtrustlawyer.com/blog/
  • Aug 23

    Important Estate Planning Changes to Make after the Birth of a Baby

    Important Estate Planning Changes to Make after the Birth of a Baby
    The birth of a baby is typically the most joyous, and emotional, event of your life. A baby also brings with him or her numerous changes to a parent’s life. In the midst of all these changes, don’t forget to make important estate…
  • Aug 23

    Blended Family Estate Plan Consideration

    Blended Family Estate Plan Consideration
    The latest statistics tell us that over half of all first marriages end in divorce. More than half of those divorces result in a remarriage. Many of those second, or subsequent, marriages result in the creation of a blended family. If you are…
  • Mar 26

    What Estate Planning Document Ultimately Controls?

    What Estate Planning Document Ultimately Controls?
    A comprehensive estate plan typically includes more than one document. Although a Last Will and Testament is usually the foundation for any estate plan, most include secondary documents such as trusts, insurance policies, and financial…
Rank this Week: 3791

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/
  • Jul 15

    Lawmakers Want Answers on the Effects of Iraq and Afghanistan’s Burn Pit

    Lawmakers Want Answers on the Effects of Iraq and Afghanistan’s Burn Pit
    Representatives in the US Senate and Congress have expanded their focus on the Veterans Administration's treatment of Iraq and Afghanistan war medical benefits and in particular the residuals of burn bit exposures. Today's post is shared…
  • Jun 20

    US VA Opens Burn Pit Registry

    US VA Opens Burn Pit Registry
    The US Veterans Administration has now opened its Burn Pit Registry:The registry is a database of information about Veterans and Service members collected through a questionnaire.OEF/OIF/OND or 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans and…
  • Jun 13

    US Supreme Court Set to Announce Decision in Burn Pit Case

    US Supreme Court Set to Announce Decision in Burn Pit Case
    The Scotus Blog is reporting  that the US Supreme Court may be announcing its decision on KBR's application to appeal on Monday.  The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Burn Pit Lawsuit could go forward and KBR is…
Rank this Week: 4961

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Sep 9

    Who Is a Whistleblower Under the Dodd-Frank Act?

    Who Is a Whistleblower Under the Dodd-Frank Act?
    When read together, Dodd-Frank is ambiguous as to whether a whistleblower must complain directly to the SEC in order to qualify as a whistleblower and benefit from the law’s anti-retaliation protections. The SEC’s implementing…
  • Sep 8

    Obama Administration Proposes New ACA Rules in Light of Hobby Lobby Decision

    Obama Administration Proposes New ACA Rules in Light of Hobby Lobby Decision
    The Obama Administration recently proposed new rules that strive to keep the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control mandate in place while seeking to comply with the rationale of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Burwell…
  • Sep 5

    Protecting Intellectual Property on the Global Stage

    Protecting Intellectual Property on the Global Stage
    In today’s global economy, it is imperative for businesses of all sizes to have an international intellectual property (IP) strategy. Failing to safeguard your valuable patents, trademarks and copyrights when contracting with partners…
Rank this Week: 1015

Condo and HOA Law

Condo and HOA Law

Covers legal issues impacting community associations. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.condolawnj.com/
Rank this Week: 2956

Construction Law Info Blog

Construction Law Info Blog

Covers recent developments in Construction Law. By Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC.

http://www.constructionlawinfoblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3339

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://blog.njeifs.com/
Rank this Week: 2847

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: 988

Employment Law Blog

Employment Law Blog

Covers employment and labor law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.pa-nj-employmentlaw.com/
  • Jul 11

    California Court Finds Teacher Employment Statutes Unconstitutional

    California Court Finds Teacher Employment Statutes Unconstitutional
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com) and James M. Andris (Summer Associate) (jandris@hillwallack.com ) In a decision that has sparked interest from the beaches of Malibu to the beaches of Sea Isle, a Los Angeles County,…
  • Mar 6

    Fair Labor Standards Act Violations cost Chickie’s and Pete’s $6.8 Million

    Fair Labor Standards Act Violations cost Chickie’s and Pete’s $6.8 Million
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com) Our region’s beloved sport’s bar and Crabfries architect, Chickie’s and Pete’s has signed a consent judgment agreeing to pay $6,842,412  for back wages and…
  • Mar 6

    College Football Players Attempt to Unionize

    College Football Players Attempt to Unionize
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com) To continue with sports/labor theme, I want to discuss a unique labor law issue that arose just this January:  Can student athlete unionize? Football players at Northwestern University,…
Rank this Week: 2955

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Covers criminal and traffic offenses in New Jersey. By Todd Palumbo.

http://essexcountynjcriminalattorneys.wordpress.com
  • May 15

    Cranfords are the First Manufactured Marijuana Cigarette

    Cranfords are the First Manufactured Marijuana Cigarette
    In a funny sort of coincidence, the company producing the first manufactured marihuana cigarettes has named the product Cranfords. The machine rolled cannabis cigarettes come in tins of 10 filtered joints and each tin contains a quarter ounce…
  • Apr 22

    DWI Related Offenses and Factors for Sentencing

    DWI Related Offenses and Factors for Sentencing
    In addition to the number of prior convictions, there are a number of other factors that may impact your DWI arrest. Checkpoints, Miranda Warnings, and plea bargaining are sometimes issues in the case. Continue reading →
  • Apr 10

    State Legislature Pushing Ignition Interlock instead of License Suspension for DWI

    State Legislature Pushing Ignition Interlock instead of License Suspension for DWI
    In New Jersey, ignition Interlock is only mandatory under certain provisions of the DWI statute. New proposed legislation would make it mandatory for all offenses and replace license suspensions. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4302

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Sep 18

    Camp Lejeune Claim Favorably Resolved – After Action Report

    Camp Lejeune Claim Favorably Resolved – After Action Report
    This week, we had the good fortune of discussing ancillary benefits for a Marine Corps veteran who was granted service connection and 100% P&T for disabilities related to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) exposure while…
  • Sep 18

    National Panel Encourages Greater Use of Palliative Care at End of Life

    National Panel Encourages Greater Use of Palliative Care at End of Life
    Today it was reported that a nonpartisan 21-member committee appointed by the federal Institute of Medicine, which is the independent research arm of the National Academy of Sciences, has issued the results of its investigation into…
  • Sep 15

    Myth: “Medicaid doesn’t count the annual exclusion gifts”

    Myth: “Medicaid doesn’t count the annual exclusion gifts”
    A few days ago I met with a new client whose elderly relative had given out $12,000 gifts per person to a set of favorite relatives about 4 years ago because someone at the bank told her that if the … Continue reading →  A…
Rank this Week: 2084

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Cover estate planning for gays and lesbians. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    Defense to Assault

    Defense to Assault
    Defense to AssaultKenneth Vercammen's Law office represents individuals charged with criminal and serious traffic violations throughout New Jersey.2C:12-1 Assault.     2C:12-1. Assault. a. Simple assault. A person is…
  • Jul 16

    Professionals, Attorneys, Business owners invited to Happy Hour & Networking Social

    Professionals, Attorneys, Business owners invited to Happy Hour & Networking Social
    Professionals, Attorneys, Business owners invited to Happy Hour & Networking SocialFriday, July 18, 2014 5:00PM - 7:00PM   at Bar Anticipation 703 16th AvenueLake Como/ Belmar, NJ…
  • Jun 13

    Gay and Lesbian Partners- Problems if No Estate Planning

    Gay and Lesbian Partners- Problems if No Estate Planning
    In the absence of a marriage, Will or other legal arrangement to distribute property at death, your partner does not receive your assets and cannot administer your estate. The result can be lengthy delays and other problems. Individuals in…
Rank this Week: 4352

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 14

    Can I Leave the House to my Children and not my Spouse? (Part 2)

    Can I Leave the House to my Children and not my Spouse? (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about Sara, who called about her Mom.  Dad left the house to Sara and her sisters but because of something called the…
  • Sep 7

    Can I Leave the House to my Children instead of my Spouse?

    Can I Leave the House to my Children instead of my Spouse?
                    Sara called because her mom, living at home, needed nursing home care and would need Medicaid after spending down her remaining $20,000 of…
  • Sep 1

    Little Known Law May Help Seniors Needing Long Term Care (Part 2)

    Little Known Law May Help Seniors Needing Long Term Care (Part 2)
                    Last week we were discussing a little known law that can be a boon to seniors.  The Pension Protection Act of 2006 contains provisions that allow…
Rank this Week: 3004

Hayes Firm Legal Blog

Hayes Firm Legal Blog

Covers personal injury topics.

http://www.dreamlegalteam.com/law_blog.html
  • Sep 17

    Ikea recalls 2,300 Children’s Swing

    Ikea recalls 2,300 Children’s Swing
    Ikea North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa issued a September 16 recall of 2,300 GUNGGUNG child’s swings because of faulty parts. Use of this product poses risk of injury and should be stopped immediately.   Of the 2,300…
  • Sep 5

    When to Hire a Workers Comp Lawyer

    When to Hire a Workers Comp Lawyer
    Workers’ Compensation, or workmans’ comp, is an insurance program that provides compensation to people who suffer injuries or illnesses on-the-job or as a result of job duties. Each state has its own set of workers’ comp…
  • Sep 2

    Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

    Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
    If you’ve recently suffered an injury as the result of an accident or someone else’s negligence, you may deserve compensation for these damages. But the question remains – is it time for you to hire a personal injury lawyer?…
Rank this Week: 3992

Hoboken Bankruptcy Attorney

Hoboken Bankruptcy Attorney

Covers consumer bankruptcy in New Jersey. By Jennifer N. Weil.

http://jenlawyer.com
  • Jul 29

    In debt? You’re not alone

    In debt? You’re not alone
    A new study shows that a whopping 77 million Americans has debt that’s listed on their credit report as being “in collections.”  That’s 35% of adults who have credit files.  And this debt is spread around all…
  • Jul 15

    Are you eligible for Ch. 7 or Ch. 13 bankruptcy?

    Are you eligible for Ch. 7 or Ch. 13 bankruptcy?
    Eligibility can turn on 1) who is filing the bankruptcy, 2) the kinds and amounts of debts, 3) the amount of income, and 4) the amount of expenses. The post Are you eligible for Ch. 7 or Ch. 13 bankruptcy? appeared first on Hoboken Bankruptcy…
  • Jul 14

    Student loan settlement companies to be sued by Illinois AG

    Student loan settlement companies to be sued by Illinois AG
    Student-loan settlement companies that allegedly take people’s money and do not provide the promised student-loan debt help will be sued by the Attorney General of Illinois, the New York Times reported.  Illinois will be the first…
Rank this Week: 4243

Hoboken Law Blog

Hoboken Law Blog

Covers real estate and divorce law. By Frank Marciano.

http://www.hobokenlawblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Hoboken Rent Control Case I was involved in that went to the Appellate Court of New Jersey

    Hoboken Rent Control Case I was involved in that went to the Appellate Court of New Jersey
    I represent both sides in Hoboken Rent Control disputes. Many condominium purchasers do not realize that their unit may be subject to rent control.  If you are buying a condo in Hoboken that was not built prior to 1986 it may be…
  • Jun 30

    One Mom, 4 Dads, Sean Astin’s pretty amazing family.

    One Mom, 4 Dads, Sean Astin’s pretty amazing family.
    June 27, is Helen Keller day, and I just happened to watch “A Miracle Worker” on TV, which is a great, great movie about how Helen Keller was taught to understand the world by her teacher Ann Sullivan.  Well, the part of…
  • Mar 27

    Train your Inner Dog with Good Karma Training

    Train your Inner Dog with Good Karma Training
      Just helped out a new business woman in Jersey City /Hoboken with a dog training business, Steph is great with Dogs and Roxy is already doing all sorts of polite things !!!!! The world needs good dogs, give Steph a try, especially…
Rank this Week: 2855

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: 3595

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jul 15

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”
    Congress has passed a bill that may change the way many people with disabilities or other special needs now move into the workforce.  It amends the existing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Currently, large numbers of…
  • Jun 26

    School Recess for Body Regulation and Sensory Input

    School Recess for Body Regulation and Sensory Input
    Here is an interesting article from the Council On School Health about the importance of recess for all students in school — not just students in special education. The Council writes because recess for students generally is…
  • Jun 25

    Child With Autism Entitled to Service Dog in School

    Child With Autism Entitled to Service Dog in School
    The Unites States Justice Department recently brought suit on behalf of an 8 year old boy with special needs — autism and encephalopathy — against a New Jersey school district.  The suit alleged that the School District…
Rank this Week: 2545

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Non-residents Non-citizens of the US Should Be Careful of How they Invest in Amerian Asset

    Non-residents Non-citizens of the US Should Be Careful of How they Invest in Amerian Asset
    Many individuals who live outside of America like to purchase real estate in America or invest in the U.S. Stock Market.  It can be much safer than in investing in other parts of the world and often times the individual has children who…
  • Aug 8

    Japanese Inheritance Tax vs. US Estate Tax (2014 Update)

    Japanese Inheritance Tax vs. US Estate Tax (2014 Update)
    BRIEF OVERVIEW OFJAPANESE INHERITANCE AND GIFT TAXESvs.AMERICAN ESTATE AND GIFT TAXES(2014 Update)I. Estate TaxesA. America1. Citizens and Permanent Residentsa. Tax on Worldwide property (credit for taxes paid to foreign countries)b.…
  • Jul 16

    Duty of Executor to Defend a Will Against a Will Contest in Pennsylvania

    Duty of Executor to Defend a Will Against a Will Contest in Pennsylvania
    In most states, when a person is named as an executor in the Will, the executor has an affirmative duty to defend the Will from Will contests.  For example, if mom dies testate leaving her entire estate to child one, cutting out child…
Rank this Week: 1639

Larry the N.J. Lawyer's…

Larry the N.J. Lawyer's Cogitations

Focuses on personal injury issues and other law-related topics. By Lawrence Berezin.

http://shapiroberezins.com
  • Sep 16

    NJ Alimony Reform Bill Signed by Gov. Christie

    NJ Alimony Reform Bill Signed by Gov. Christie
    The changes incorporated in the NJ Alimony Reform Bill are now the law of New Jersey I am a passionate observer of the fight for alimony reform in New Jersey. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and communicating with many members of NJ…
  • May 5

    The Reports of the Death of Oral Palimony Agreements was Greatly Exaggerated

    The Reports of the Death of Oral Palimony Agreements was Greatly Exaggerated
    Mark Twain could have been referring to  Senate No. 2091 Years ago, legal commentators referred to Senate No. 2091 as the “death knell of palimony cases…”  However, a new day has dawned in the evolution of…
  • May 5

    The Ruthless NJ Divorce Court Bravehearts another Victim

    The Ruthless NJ Divorce Court Bravehearts another Victim
    The NJ Divorce Court shows Sean P. Lawless who’s boss How dare this former husband and spouse defy our order. He owes $707 in support payments. Ability to pay? Hogwash. Arrest this man, and make sure you grab him in front of his…
Rank this Week: 1719

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli…

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Blog

Covers New Jersey elder law and estate planning.

http://www.dvanarelli.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4678

Lawsuit Reform Watch

Lawsuit Reform Watch

Covers civil justice reform issues in New Jersey. By the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance.

http://www.lawsuitreformwatch.org/
  • May 16

    NJCJI Now Blogging at Civiljusticenj.org

    NJCJI Now Blogging at Civiljusticenj.org
    For many years this website has hosted the blog of the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute, formerly the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance, but it is time for a change. From now on all NJCJI content will only be posted on the NJCJI website:…
  • May 1

    Top News Clips for the Week of April 26 - May 2

    Top News Clips for the Week of April 26 - May 2
    A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of April 26 - May 2. Woman Sues Live Nation After Seat Full of Splinters Julia Marsh | New York Post A woman got a rude surprise when she politely slid to the other side of a…
  • May 1

    NJCJI on Tour

    NJCJI on Tour
    Marcus, Alida, and Emily are hitting the road this summer in an effort to spread the word about the need for civil justice reform in New Jersey! If your organization would like a briefing on legal reform, or an update on pending court cases…
Rank this Week: 2134

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: 3389

Legal Insurance Blog

Legal Insurance Blog

Covers the benefits of pre-paid legal services. By Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.

http://www.legal-insurance-blog.com/
  • Sep 17

    It's Not Really a Small Matter

    It's Not Really a Small Matter
    Small Claims Courts are Serious The judiciary is divided into a number of distinct courts to better serve the public. Certain legal issues are assigned to respective benches and become part of the legal calendar. Small claims happens to be…
  • Sep 15

    ID Theft Rears Its Head

    ID Theft Rears Its Head
    Recent Hacking News Has made the Public Very Nervous Criminal minds never rest. They are constantly on the lookout for an opportunity for theft and sophisticated precautions do not stop them from trying. The media has recently reported…
  • Sep 11

    Good Service Needs Communication

    Good Service Needs Communication
    People want to deal with other humans People rarely enjoy talking to machines. There is a sense of cold distance that can be very disconcerting to an individual. Human resources directors are very aware of this problem because they get a…
Rank this Week: 3624

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    I have a Final PFA against someone, can I extend it?

    I have a Final PFA against someone, can I extend it?
    Typically in Pennsylvania, when a person files a Protection from Abuse (“PFA”) petition, a temporary order is immediately issued, and is then followed-up with a hearing before a judge within a short period of time.  At the…
  • Sep 14

    I get along with my co-parent, do we really need a custody order?

    I get along with my co-parent, do we really need a custody order?
    Often we have a parent come into our office for a divorce or simply to figure out how custody works, and they wonder whether they really need a custody order.  As far as they are concerned, things with custody are working out fine, and…
  • Sep 11

    Home of the free, because of the brave

    Home of the free, because of the brave
Rank this Week: 3986

Medicare-Medicaid Audit World

Medicare-Medicaid Audit World

Covers RACs, MACs, and Medicare and Medicaid court cases. By David S. Dessen of Dessen, Moses & Rossitto.

http://www.medicaremedicaidblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3695

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: 371

New Jersey Attorney Law Review

New Jersey Attorney Law Review

By Glenn R. Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3165

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

Reviews published and unpublished civil law decisions of importance issued by the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court. By Glenn Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4484

New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and foreclosures. By the Law Offices of Robert Manchel.

http://www.bankruptcylawyer-nj.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Getting My Repossed Auto Back In New Jersey

    Getting My Repossed Auto Back In New Jersey
    A New Jersey resident may get their repossessed auto back, by filing a chapter 13 bankruptcy case, if the auto was repossessed due to a loan default. However, there are general conditions for the return of the vehicle. Typically, the auto may…
  • Mar 24

    How Does A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Effect a Second Mortgage In New Jersey

    How Does A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Effect a Second Mortgage In New Jersey
    A New Jersey chapter 7 bankruptcy case discharges the personal liability of a second mortgage. This means that the second mortgage company can never pursue the homeowner for the money that is due on the loan, not matter how much the debtor…
  • Mar 23

    Mortgage Foreclosure Options In New Jersey

    Mortgage Foreclosure Options In New Jersey
    There are a number of options that may be available to a New Jersey resident who is facing foreclosure. The following is a general list of a mortgage defendants options to foreclosure: actual defense to the complaint; loan modification; short…
Rank this Week: 3861

New Jersey Business Dissolution…

New Jersey Business Dissolution Journal

Covers business disputes and dissolutions, shareholder rights, and conflicts of interest. By The McDaniel Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.newjerseybusinessdissolutionjournal.com/
  • Mar 27

    Attachment of LLC Interest in Management Dispute

    Attachment of LLC Interest in Management Dispute
    A recent dispute involving the owners of a medical office building demonstrates, once again, how unexpected business governance issues can threaten an ongoing business. This opinion from the Appellate Division, in New Jersey Realty Concepts,…
  • Mar 4

    New Jersey LLC Statute Limits Creditors Right

    New Jersey LLC Statute Limits Creditors Right
    A recent amendment to New Jersey’s limited liability company law changes the rights of creditors seeking to collect a judgment from a member of a limited liability company, eliminating the creditor’s right to foreclose the…
  • Oct 28

    Ownership Stake Conceded in Business Divorce Case

    Ownership Stake Conceded in Business Divorce Case
    Appellate courts usually defer to a trial court’s factual findings in a business divorce case thatmakes it to trial.  Here is a rare decision, however, in which the Appellate Division reversed the factual determinations of the…
Rank this Week: 3587

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

Comments on New York and New Jersey tax law. By Samuel C Berger P.C.

http://www.newjerseycpataxlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2588

New Jersey Criminal Defense and…

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI Blog

Covers New Jersey criminal and DWI laws, including blood and breath tests, license suspencions and traffic violations. By John F. Marshall.

http://www.njcriminaldefenselawblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Senate Passes S1565: Internet Casino Gambling May Become a Reality

    Senate Passes S1565: Internet Casino Gambling May Become a Reality
      The move towards legalizing online gambling in New Jersey gained momentum this week when a Senate Committee passed S1565, which would authorize casinos in Atlantic City to set up Internet gambling access for their patrons. Specifically,…
  • Apr 2

    Residential Burglaries: The Push to Upgrade

    Residential Burglaries: The Push to Upgrade
    On March 15, 2012, the New Jersey Assembly passed A1035, a Bill which seeks to upgrade residential burglary from a crime of the Third Degree to a crime of the Second Degree. The Bill further seeks to upgrade residential burglary from a crime…
  • Mar 21

    Simplifying a Complex Case: Ravi Guilty on All Counts in Webcam Spying Trial

    Simplifying a Complex Case: Ravi Guilty on All Counts in Webcam Spying Trial
    On Friday, March 16, 2012, a Middlesex County jury convicted former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, now 20-years old, of every count of the Indictment under which he was charged.  It was the first case in which invasion of privacy…
Rank this Week: 4490

New Jersey Criminal Defense…

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By James S. Friedman, LLC.

http://www.newjerseycriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Sep 17

    US Supreme Court Opinions – When is the Text “Final”?

    US Supreme Court Opinions – When is the Text “Final”?
    The New York Times recently published an article entitled “Final Word on U.S. Law Isn’t:  Supreme Court Keeps editing.”  (5/24/14)  Although it appears in the ostensibly “popular” press, every…
  • Jun 30

    Police Cannot Search Cell Phones Incident to Arrest Without a Warrant

    Police Cannot Search Cell Phones Incident to Arrest Without a Warrant
    On June 25, 2014, the US Supreme Court released its decision in Riley v. California and the companion case of US v. Wurie.  The Court held that the police may not search digital information on a cell phone that was seized from an…
  • Jun 8

    Hall v. Florida – New US Supreme Court Decision on Intellectual Disabilities and Criminal Law

    Hall v. Florida – New US Supreme Court Decision on Intellectual Disabilities and Criminal Law
    In Atkins v. Virginia, the US Supreme Court held that the federal Constitution barred the execution of defendants with intellectual disabilities.  Based upon Atkins, Freddie Lee Hall moved before the Florida courts for an order vacating…
Rank this Week: 2379

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: 3810

New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Douglas Herring.

http://www.newjerseycriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Historical Basis of the Fourth Amendment

    Historical Basis of the Fourth Amendment
    Our Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects the rights of peoples, as follows: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no…
  • Jul 2

    What is Failure to Register?

    What is Failure to Register?
    Failing to Register as a Sex Offender is a serious crime in New Jersey and a violation of the “Megan’s Law.”  In 1994, a seven year-old girl named Megan Kanka was raped and murdered by her neighbor in Hamilton Township,…
  • Jun 29

    How do you get off Megan’s Law as a registered sex offender?

    How do you get off Megan’s Law as a registered sex offender?
    In 1994, a seven year-old girl named Megan Kanka was raped and murdered by her neighbor in Hamilton Township, Mercer County.  The murder attracted national attention and caused the New Jersey legislature to create the…
Rank this Week: 2563

New Jersey Disability Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey disability law updates, cases, and news. By Bonny G. Rafel, LLC.

http://www.newjerseydisabilitylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1848

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and divorce law. By The Law Office of James P. Yudes, P.C.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1182

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

Covers recent New Jersey family law cases on adoption, civil unions, divorce and equitable distribution. By Diamond & Diamond, P.A.

http://www.njdivorcelawyerblog.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4434

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey divorce and family law. By The Law Offices of Edward R. Weinstein.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 11

    What are the Changes to New Jersey Alimony Laws? An Overview

    What are the Changes to New Jersey Alimony Laws? An Overview
    Last night, Governor Christie signed into law amendments that radically alters New Jersey Alimony laws. These momentous amendments are effective immediately. Over my nearly 2 decades as a New Jersey divorce attorney, I would occasionally…
  • Sep 8

    If We Both Agree, May New Jersey Child Support be Legally Waived?

    If We Both Agree, May New Jersey Child Support be Legally Waived?
    As a New Jersey divorce attorney, I routinely come across matters where one party, or sometimes even both parties, want to forget about the issue of child support. I have been asked on many occasions, "if we both agree, can New Jersey child…
  • Aug 19

    Which State Will Have Jurisdiction Over My New Jersey Child Support Order If I Move?

    Which State Will Have Jurisdiction Over My New Jersey Child Support Order If I Move?
    Given that football pre-season has begun, I thought it would be great to share with you a New Jersey family law case that involves none other than former New York Giants star Ahmad Bradshaw. The case was centered on jurisdiction, an issue…
Rank this Week: 3674

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Law Offices of Brian D. Iton.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    New Jersey Divorce Attorney Fees – Bad Faith, Lack of Money as Criteria for an Award

    New Jersey Divorce Attorney Fees – Bad Faith, Lack of Money as Criteria for an Award
    One of the most unsettling question marks in a divorce case is the cost of attorney fees. In an uncontested case the fees can usually be fixed as a flat fee. However, in a contested case the fees are usually billed at an hourly rate. Why the…
  • Jul 22

    New Jersey Divorce Attorney Fees – Bad Faith, Lack of Money as Criteria for an Award

    New Jersey Divorce Attorney Fees – Bad Faith, Lack of Money as Criteria for an Award
    One of the most unsettling question marks in a divorce case is the cost of attorney fees. In an uncontested case the fees can usually be fixed as a flat fee. However, in a contested case the fees are usually billed at an hourly rate. Why the…
  • Jul 17

    Life Insurance and Alimony in New Jersey Divorce

    Life Insurance and Alimony in New Jersey Divorce
    Similar to the requirement that life insurance be purchased by a parent who will be paying child support, a spouse who will be paying alimony to their ex-spouse must also obtain life insurance to cover their alimony payments in the event of…
Rank this Week: 2548

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Evan M. Levow.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4665