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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: 3844

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 23

    New Jersey Supreme Court Tightens Requirements for Enforcing Arbitration Agreement

    New Jersey Supreme Court Tightens Requirements for Enforcing Arbitration Agreement
    General counsel should stop what they’re doing and review their company’s arbitration provisions in light of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s recent decision in Atalese v. U.S. Legal Services Group, L.P., 2014 WL 4689318 (N.J.…
  • 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 &…
Rank this Week: 2909

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: 3025

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: 2942

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: 3086

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: 4046

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Oct 1

    Big Change for New York’s Non-Profit Law

    Big Change for New York’s Non-Profit Law
    New York’s non-profit laws have undergone their most substantial change in 40 years. The Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 took effect on July 1, 2014. The new non-profit law is intended to streamline the administrative burdens of…
  • Sep 30

    What Can Start-ups Learn from Google? Five Key Tip

    What Can Start-ups Learn from Google? Five Key Tip
    Google Inc. recently celebrated an important anniversary. It has been ten years since the search giant’s initial public offering (IPO). Since then, Google’s stock price has increased an astounding 1,293 percent, and its services…
  • Sep 29

    SEC: Social Media Is Not Your Friend When It Comes to Investing

    SEC: Social Media Is Not Your Friend When It Comes to Investing
    Social media is useful for keeping in touch with friends, staying up-to-date with current news, and even marketing your business. But you shouldn’t rely on it for investment tips, according to a recent warning by the Securities and…
Rank this Week: 1386

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: 2918

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: 2494

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: 1560

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: 571

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/
  • Sep 29

    CNN Deemed Joint-Employer of Contracted Worker

    CNN Deemed Joint-Employer of Contracted Worker
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com On September 15, 2014 CNN became yet another company that has come out on the losing end of the employer-employee worker classification dispute.  The National Labor Relations Board held…
  • Sep 26

    Medical Marijuana Use or Employer Rights – Which Comes First?

    Medical Marijuana Use or Employer Rights – Which Comes First?
    By: Susan L. Swatski, Esq. (sswatski@hillwallack.com) On September 30, 2014, the Colorado Supreme Court is set to hear argument in Coats v. Dish Network, L.L.C., about an employee’s right to use medical marijuana during non-work hours,…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 2917

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: 1433

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Sep 30

    RSVP Senior Volunteer Program is up and running again in Essex and Hudson Countie

    RSVP Senior Volunteer Program is up and running again in Essex and Hudson Countie
    The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was started in the 1970’s as a program of the federal government that was administered by local non-profit organizations all over the USA to provide a way for retired people to continue…
  • Sep 30

    Board of Veterans’ Appeals Grants Service Connection for Conditions Related to TBI

    Board of Veterans’ Appeals Grants Service Connection for Conditions Related to TBI
    On September 22, 2014, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) granted service connection for an acquired mental health disorder and tinnitus for a Navy veteran.  These disabilities related to documented TBI incidents that…
  • Sep 24

    Ten Years, Three BVA Remands, Grant of Service Connection. What’s next?

    Ten Years, Three BVA Remands, Grant of Service Connection. What’s next?
    Although we were only involved in the claim for the last year, after multiple now-final denials (dating back to the 1960s) and a request to reopen that has been pending over ten years at various levels of the adjudication process, ……
Rank this Week: 1556

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    October community events & running races:

    October community events & running races:
    October community events & running races: 10/4   Shillelagh 5K Bar A Lake Como, New Jersey, then Lake Como day 10/5 Jersey Shore Half Marathon & Lighthouse 5k   Sandy Hook 9am10/5   Treasure Island…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4685

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 28

    A $500,000 Estate Planning Mistake (Part 2)

    A $500,000 Estate Planning Mistake (Part 2)
                    Last week we were talking about Mary, who is losing out on a $500,000 401k her husband left to her in his will.  So, why is the 401k custodian…
  • Sep 21

    A $500,000 Estate Planning Mistake

    A $500,000 Estate Planning Mistake
                    Mary called after her husband, John had died.   She had questions about his will and his 401k.   Mary was John’s second wife…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2981

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: 2420

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: 4114

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: 2288

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: 4972

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/
  • Sep 22

    Special Education Student Raped During Scheme by School Official

    Special Education Student Raped During Scheme by School Official
    I’ve written and spoken frequently on how school districts can sometimes be held accountable for the actions of one student toward another.  A recent case out of Alabama with some truely horrific facts seems to run counter to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3111

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Non Residents of Pennsylvania Can Be Subject to Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax

    Non Residents of Pennsylvania Can Be Subject to Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax
    I frequently get calls from individuals who had a relative pass away with property located in Pennsylvania. Even though the decedent lived somewhere besides Pennsylvania, you should be aware that Pennsylvania reserves the right to tax this…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 1587

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: 3620

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: 3775

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: 4532

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: 2596

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 30

    Shaking the Bureaucracy Tree

    Shaking the Bureaucracy Tree
    Legal assistance will get results When it is mentioned that public agencies perform service some people will sigh and roll their eyes. It is because a bad experience in dealing with government has left a very bitter taste in the mouth.…
  • Sep 23

    Putting the Estate in Order

    Putting the Estate in Order
    Avoiding intestate drama The death of a loved one is a time of great sorrow for family. The grief the loss of someone close can be a time of great pain for everyone. Hopefully, if the deceased had a group legal plan he or she took advantage…
  • Sep 19

    Contracts shouldn't be Trap

    Contracts shouldn't be Trap
    Vague Language needs to be made clear Contracts in their most basic form are written agreements between two parties. They outline what will be done by one group and what will be given in return for that effort. They also are meant to…
Rank this Week: 4834

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    I’m not even sure that I want to get divorced, why do an attorney consultation?

    I’m not even sure that I want to get divorced, why do an attorney consultation?
    A lot of times, people call our office with a lot of questions and a whole lot of uncertainty about whether they want to get divorced.  It is understandable and normal that an individual may have significant hesitation prior to…
  • Sep 24

    I was the step-parent to a child, can I get custody?

    I was the step-parent to a child, can I get custody?
    In New Jersey, the answer is “maybe.”The recent New Jersey case, K.A.F. v. D.L.M. (http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/opinions/a0878-12.pdf) discussed the rights of “psychological parents.”  This particular case was…
  • Sep 21

    Homework is a shared responsibility

    Homework is a shared responsibility
    Most children, especially young children, need the help and guidance of their parents to timely and appropriately complete their homework assignments.  This is especially true for long term, larger-scale projects, as children learn the…
Rank this Week: 1901

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: 2242

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…
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New Jersey Attorney Law Review

New Jersey Attorney Law Review

By Glenn R. Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
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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/
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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…
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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…
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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: 3257

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…
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New Jersey Criminal Defense…

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newjerseycriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Sep 19

    US Supreme Court Places Limits on Restitution Awards in Child Pornography Case

    US Supreme Court Places Limits on Restitution Awards in Child Pornography Case
    Earlier this year, the US Supreme Court handed down its decision in Paroline v. United States.  The decision instructs district courts to adopt a common sense approach in computing restitution awards in child pornography cases. Paroline…
  • 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…
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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…
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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…
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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/
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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/
  • Sep 26

    A Promise Is A Promise

    A Promise Is A Promise
    In 2013 this firm addressed in this blog our State’s view on Palimony on three occasions. First, in “The State Of Palimony in the State of New Jersey“, Karen Willitts outlined the general law of palimony before and after the…
  • Sep 21

    SHOULD A PICTURE BE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS? – GUARDING AGAINST THE VISCERAL REACTION

    SHOULD A PICTURE BE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS? – GUARDING AGAINST THE VISCERAL REACTION
    Months ago when NFL running back Ray Rice was accused of domestic abuse and a video surfaced purportedly showing him dragging his then fiancee unconscious from an Atlantic City casino elevator, it was the prevailing view of most that Mr. Rice…
  • Sep 14

    New Jersey Governor Signs Alimony Reform Bill Making Significant Changes to New Jersey Alimony Law

    New Jersey Governor Signs Alimony Reform Bill Making Significant Changes to New Jersey Alimony Law
    This week New Jersey Governor Christie signed bill A845, which substantially reforms alimony law in the State of New Jersey.   One of the most significant changes to existing alimony statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23(b), in this State is that…
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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/
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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 30

    So New Jersey Alimony Has Recently Changed, But What About This Thing Called Palimony?

    So New Jersey Alimony Has Recently Changed, But What About This Thing Called Palimony?
    Many people are aware of or have heard something about the recent revisions made to New Jersey's alimony laws. Most people however are not aware of the term called "palimony" or the recent developments surrounding same. In today's society…
  • Sep 23

    What Is The New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act?

    What Is The New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act?
    Just last week, Governor Chris Christie signed into law amendments that drastically alter New Jersey alimony laws. As alimony is always red-hot issue wherein emotions usually run high. However, the Governor also altered New Jersey divorce…
  • 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…
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New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Rehabilitative Alimony in New Jersey

    Rehabilitative Alimony in New Jersey
    As its name implies rehabilitative alimony is money paid from one spouse to the other to help “rehabilitate” the spouse receiving the alimony after the marriage is dissolved. Rehabilitative alimony is usually awarded or agreed…
  • Aug 12

    Reimbursement Alimony in New Jersey

    Reimbursement Alimony in New Jersey
    Of the four types of alimony awarded in New Jersey reimbursement alimony is the most rarely used. It covers the situation where the parties pool their money to send one of them to get an advanced degree which they both intend to benefit from.…
  • Aug 5

    Alimony in New Jersey – An Overview

    Alimony in New Jersey – An Overview
    In New Jersey alimony (sometimes called spousal support or maintenance) is an award of money from one spouse (the payor) to their ex-spouse (the payee) after a divorce. The purpose of alimony is to help the spouse receiving alimony (the…
Rank this Week: 1529

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: 2012