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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
  • Aug 13

    One egregious act of domestic violence may warrant the issuance of an FRO

    One egregious act of domestic violence may warrant the issuance of an FRO
    Law Lessons from J.B. v. K.B., App. Div., Docket No. A-1408-12T4, August 12, 2014: One egregious act of domestic violence may warrant the issuance of an FRO irrespective of whether there is history of violence between the parties. McGowan v.…
  • Aug 13

    Application for intervention as of right

    Application for intervention as of right
    Law Lessons from Cox v. Cox, App. Div., Docket No. A-5525-12T2, August 12, 2014: Rule 4:33-1 provides: Upon timely application anyone shall be permitted to intervene in an action if the applicant claims an interest relating to the property…
  • Aug 12

    For purposes of calculating alimony and child support awards, a trial court may impute income to one or both spouse

    For purposes of calculating alimony and child support awards, a trial court may impute income to one or both spouse
    Law Lessons from Villegas v. Villegas, App. Div., No. A-2516-11T2, August 11, 2014: For purposes of calculating alimony and child support awards, a trial court may impute income to one or both spouses. Mowery v. Mowery, 38 N.J. Super. 92,…
Rank this Week: 107

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
  • Aug 20

    Allen Bill to Require High School Students Receive CPR/AED Training Signed Into Law

    Allen Bill to Require High School Students Receive CPR/AED Training Signed Into Law
    Legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Allen requiring public and charter high schools to provide students with training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator is now law after being signed today…
  • Aug 20

    Doherty Calls for Investigation of Alleged Bribery in New Jersey by Red Light Camera Company

    Doherty Calls for Investigation of Alleged Bribery in New Jersey by Red Light Camera Company
    Senator Michael Doherty (R-23) is calling for an investigation by the state Attorney General into allegations that local officials in New Jersey were bribed by Redflex Traffic Systems to secure new contracts to install and operate red light…
  • Aug 19

    O’Toole: Now’s the Time to Reexamine Senatorial Courtesy

    O’Toole: Now’s the Time to Reexamine Senatorial Courtesy
    The following op-ed by Senator Kevin O’Toole (R-Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic) was published by The Bergen Record on Sunday, Aug. 17. Senator O’Toole’s op-ed urges legislative Democrats and Republicans to consider…
Rank this Week: 149

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: 427

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/
  • May 13

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation
    This is one of those subjects that no one likes to think about: a company has employees who die while on company business.  This checklist deals specifically with crashes of company-operated airplanes, but its applicability is wider…
  • Apr 17

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly
    As a lawyer, you know that you're about to have a bad day when an appellate court opinion,in discussing your client's position, starts this way: In this case the EEOC sued the defendants for using the  same type of background check that…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA
    Just out today is the court's decision in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc.  The issue was whether severance payments constituted taxable wages subject to FICA.  The Court's analysis is - how can I put this politely? - a bit…
Rank this Week: 392

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • Jun 14

    Philadelphia EUO Lawyer

    Philadelphia EUO Lawyer
    An Examination Under Oath, or EUO can lead to serious consequences.  You are not required to have a lawyer and you will not be provided with a lawyer.  The insurance company will have a lawyer present so going into an EUO in…
  • Jun 14

    New York Unemployment Fraud Lawyer

    New York Unemployment Fraud Lawyer
    Much like other states around the country, New York is cracking down on unemployment fraud.  Our New York Unemployment Fraud Lawyers have successfully helped clients with unemployment fraud cases.  However, you cannot just wait to…
  • Jun 10

    Eight arrested for unemployment fraud in New Jersey

    Eight arrested for unemployment fraud in New Jersey
    Eight people have recently been arrested for allegedly committing unemployment fraud in New Jersey.  To many, unemployment fraud seems like a victimless crime.  They think that if they just pay the money back, they won’t be…
Rank this Week: 452

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: 574

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/
  • Aug 19

    Franchisee's Fraud Claim Rejected Under New Jersey Law

    Franchisee's Fraud Claim Rejected Under New Jersey Law
    The recent decision of Yogo Factory Franchising, Inc. v. Edmond Ying, et al., (US District Court D. New Jersey 2014), has been the subject of prior blog postings. We have discussed the court's enforcement of the arbitration provision…
  • Aug 18

    New Jersey Appellate Court Permits Employers to Reduce The Statute of Limitations for New Jersey Based Employment Claims Under Certain Circumstance

    New Jersey Appellate Court Permits Employers to Reduce The Statute of Limitations for New Jersey Based Employment Claims Under Certain Circumstance
    A New Jersey Appellate Court was presented with deciding “whether a contractual provision, contained in an employment application, by which the employee waives the two year statute of limitations applicable to claims against the…
  • Aug 12

    Are Fines an Effective Tool for Franchisors?

    Are Fines an Effective Tool for Franchisors?
    A common question that we receive from our franchisor clients is, “Can we update our FDD and franchise agreement permitting the franchisor to impose fines on franchisees for non-compliance?” The simple answer is that while you can…
Rank this Week: 736

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: 775

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/
  • Aug 20

    SEC Continues to Permit Reps to Sell their Company's Stock to Client

    SEC Continues to Permit Reps to Sell their Company's Stock to Client
    Dually registered investment advisory and broker-dealer firms will be able to continue selling stock from their own accounts to some clients, the Securities and Exchange Commission said.The SEC has announced it plans to extend by another two…
  • Aug 20

    SEC Charges N.Y.-Based Brokerage Firm With Overcharging Customers in $18 Million Scheme

    SEC Charges N.Y.-Based Brokerage Firm With Overcharging Customers in $18 Million Scheme
    The SEC is charging New York-based brokerage firm Linkbrokers Derivatives LLC with unlawfully taking secret profits of more than $18 million from customers by adding hidden markups and markdowns to their trades.According to the SEC’s…
  • Aug 19

    Avoiding Marijuana Stock Scam

    Avoiding Marijuana Stock Scam
    It seems that whenever something new comes along, there are investors willing to jump on a perceived opportunity to profit from the next new thing. It seems that medical marijuana is that next new thing.We wrote about marijuana stock…
Rank this Week: 811

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/
  • Aug 20

    20 profitable U.S. companies Paid No Corporate Income Tax Last Quarter

    20 profitable U.S. companies Paid No Corporate Income Tax Last Quarter
    Corporate taxation has become an important issue in the U.S., as budget deficits loom and an important election approaches. Many U.S. companies have said that high corporate income tax is onerous and reduces their ability to compete globally.…
  • Aug 18

    Robin Williams Estate Plan Leaves Heirs In Good Hand

    Robin Williams Estate Plan Leaves Heirs In Good Hand
    After the loss of comedy icon Robin Williams, the entertainment community is still reeling in shock. One ray of light for Williams' relations, however, is that his well thought-out estate plan seems likely to leave his heirs in good hands.…
  • Aug 14

    Democrats Ask Obama To Act Alone On Inversion

    Democrats Ask Obama To Act Alone On Inversion
    A few key Democratic Senators have asked President Barack Obama to act alone to end the practice of corporate inversions. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois; Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts; and Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, sent…
Rank this Week: 951

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/
  • Aug 20

    The Employment Law Blog Carnival: Instagram Edition #ELBC

    The Employment Law Blog Carnival: Instagram Edition #ELBC
    If a picture says a thousand words, then my editors are going to be hella-mad at me. After the jump, it's the best of the employment law blogosphere told through the eyes of Instagram. * * *
  • Aug 19

    NJ Gov. Christie vetoes bill to protect unemployed job hunter

    NJ Gov. Christie vetoes bill to protect unemployed job hunter
    A bill that would have made it illegal for New Jersey companies to refuse to hire a job candidate because of his/her employment status is dead for now. Find out why after the jump... * * *
  • Aug 18

    NLRB may encourage your employees to file OSHA, FLSA claims too

    NLRB may encourage your employees to file OSHA, FLSA claims too
    Last week, the National Labor Relations Board issued this memorandum in which it has instructed regional offices to encourage employees to file complaints with the United States Department of Labor if the the regional NLRB office "believes…
Rank this Week: 976

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/
  • Aug 6

    Nursing Home Abuse: Lack of RN on Floor

    Nursing Home Abuse: Lack of RN on Floor
    On July 31, 2014, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky introduced a new bill, Put a Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act,  H.R. 5373.  This bill seeks to require that a nursing home, accepting Medicare and Medicaid payments, have a…
  • Jul 28

    Nursing Home Neglect: Boston Jury Awards $14 Million

    Nursing Home Neglect: Boston Jury Awards $14 Million
    A Boston jury awarded $14 M in a case where a  90 year old resident had a festering pressure sore on her back, acute appendicitis, a urinary tract infection so severe it had invaded her blood stream, kidney failure, uncontrolled…
  • Mar 26

    Nursing Home Abuse: Owner Embezzled Fund

    Nursing Home Abuse: Owner Embezzled Fund
    A Rhode Island nursing home owner embezzled funds and let the nursing homes fail.  The federal authorities have agreed to a $1.2 million settlement. To read more: …
Rank this Week: 906

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    EEOC Issues New Pregnancy Discrimination Enforcement Guideline

    EEOC Issues New Pregnancy Discrimination Enforcement Guideline
    A few weeks ago, the United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new enforcement guidelines regarding the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and related claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The PDA…
  • Jul 24

    Discrimination Because of Pending Divorce Violates New Jersey Law

    Discrimination Because of Pending Divorce Violates New Jersey Law
    A recent Appellate Division opinion recognizes that firing an employee because he or she is in the process of getting divorced violates the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) because it constitutes marital status discrimination.…
  • Jul 17

    FLSA Prohibits Retaliation Against Employee Who Complained About Violation of State Wage and Hour Law

    FLSA Prohibits Retaliation Against Employee Who Complained About Violation of State Wage and Hour Law
    Last month, a judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled that an employee who files a wage and hour claim with the New Jersey Department of Labor (“NJDOL”) can be protected from retaliation…
Rank this Week: 799

The Elder Care Neglect Blog

The Elder Care Neglect Blog

Offers news and advice on the area of nursing home neglect, abuse, and injury in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. By Gavin P. Lentz.

http://www.eldercareneglect.com
  • Feb 18

    Trial Begins in Wrongful Death Lawsuit against a Georgia Assisted Living Facility

    Trial Begins in Wrongful Death Lawsuit against a Georgia Assisted Living Facility
    Charlotte Pauline Dean—who suffered from cerebral palsy—was just forty-seven years old when she was placed in the Country Crossing Assisted Living facility in Lafayette, Georgia. The home was to have provided the care she needed. Instead,…
  • Jan 31

    Patient Neglect Costs New York City Nursing Home $19 Million at Trial

    Patient Neglect Costs New York City Nursing Home $19 Million at Trial
    In early December, 2009, a Brooklyn, New York jury awarded $19 million to the family of a neglected nursing home patient. The victim, John Danzy, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, was placed by his family into the Brooklyn Queens…
  • Jan 21

    Washington Nursing Home Neglects Patient, Allowing Undiagnosed Cancer to Run its Course

    Washington Nursing Home Neglects Patient, Allowing Undiagnosed Cancer to Run its Course
    Charles Bradley was ninety-three years old when his family made the difficult decision to place him in nursing care. He was admitted to the Everett Care & Rehabilitation Center, in Everett, Washington, in late 2004. Bradley lived at the…
Rank this Week: 794

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
  • Aug 18

    Key Players in Personal Injury Claim

    Key Players in Personal Injury Claim
    If you’ve been injured in an accident in Southampton, you may file a claim for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, and pain and suffering. Filing a personal injury claim can be a complex…
  • Aug 15

    Fatal Truck Accidents and Wrongful Death Case

    Fatal Truck Accidents and Wrongful Death Case
    Trucking accidents, because of the weight and size of the truck in comparison to other vehicles on the road, can be very serious and many result in fatalities. If your loved one has been killed in a fatal truck accident, you may be able to…
  • Aug 14

    How to Get Your Motorcycle License in New Jersey

    How to Get Your Motorcycle License in New Jersey
    If you want to legally drive a motorcycle in New Jersey, you are required to possess a motorcycle endorsement on your current New Jersey driver’s license, or you must hold a separate motorcycle license if you don’t have a current…
Rank this Week: 1348

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Aug 18

    The Gov. Rick Perry Indictment: Another Weak Case that Shouldn’t Have Been Charged

    The Gov. Rick Perry Indictment: Another Weak Case that Shouldn’t Have Been Charged
    The news outlets exploded this weekend with commentary on the Gov. Rick Perry indictment, and the criticism was fast and swift to deem it a very weak case. On Friday, Perry was indicted on two felony counts that arose from … Continue…
  • Aug 14

    Federal Lawsuit Highlights Powerful Civil Forfeiture Tool

    Federal Lawsuit Highlights Powerful Civil Forfeiture Tool
    This post was co-authored by White Collar Alert contributor, Erin Dougherty. In a federal complaint filed on Monday, three Philadelphia homeowners whose homes have been targeted for state civil forfeiture have sued the city of Philadelphia,…
  • Aug 6

    Public Officials: Don’t Drive the Ferrari and Don’t Take the Rolex

    Public Officials: Don’t Drive the Ferrari and Don’t Take the Rolex
    Whether or not prosecutors will prove the 14 count indictment against former Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, remains to be seen. The public corruption trial is currently into the second week, and the New York Times…
Rank this Week: 1408

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 18

    MARRIAGE AT RISK IN TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT OF INCOME INEQUALITY?

    MARRIAGE AT RISK IN TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT OF INCOME INEQUALITY?
    In recent years, we have been repeatedly cautioned by government leaders and renowned economists that the wealth gap and income inequality in America is only getting worse.  As part of the widening gap, some experts describe a slow…
  • Aug 15

    THINK TWICE BEFORE INVOLVING YOUR CHILDREN IN YOUR DIVORCE

    THINK TWICE BEFORE INVOLVING YOUR CHILDREN IN YOUR DIVORCE
    Many of you have heard the term “parental alienation.”  The term is a lightening rod and the accusation made all too often for conduct, while terrible, that is not parental alienation.  In fact, I have heard a few judges…
  • Aug 8

    THE PRESUMPTION OF CUSTODY IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE IS NOT DETERMINATIVE IN A CUSTODY CASE

    THE PRESUMPTION OF CUSTODY IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE IS NOT DETERMINATIVE IN A CUSTODY CASE
    In the domestic violence statute, there is a presumption that the abused should get custody.  In the custody statute, the prior history of domestic violence is simply one of the many factors that a court must consider.  There really…
Rank this Week: 1196

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: 1413

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/
  • Aug 12

    Caregivers of the Future

    Caregivers of the Future
    When A.I. was released, the movie was met with generally favorable reviews. I liked it, but the movie seemed to be two different films in one. The middle part was an adventure story about a robot seeking to be a human … Continue…
  • May 6

    What Do Nursing Homes Actually Cost?

    What Do Nursing Homes Actually Cost?
    What Do Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Actually Cost? Most of the planning we do in the elder law area is to help seniors afford the care they need so they don’t run out of money or options before … Continue reading…
  • Apr 24

    The Risks Of Giving Your Home To Your Children

    The Risks Of Giving Your Home To Your Children
    Some parents consider transferring ownership of their homes to their children. Why? Many believe that it is a classic win-win situation. They can continue to live in the house, while at the same time reduce the value of their estate ……
Rank this Week: 1235

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: 1240

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 25

    Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone

    Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone
    Although the U.S. government probably wants us to think it’s yesterday’s news, last month NBC News broadcast an exclusive hour-long interview with Brian Williams and the most wanted man in the world—Edward Snowden—in…
Rank this Week: 1439

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/
  • Jun 25

    Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Against the Unemployed Passes NJ Legislature

    Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Against the Unemployed Passes NJ Legislature
    Both houses of the New Jersey State Legislature have passed a bill making it unlawful for New Jersey employers to discriminate against the unemployed. The bill prohibits employers from making decisions regarding hiring or terms and conditions…
  • Jun 3

    Seattle Leads the Nation in Highest Minimum Wage

    Seattle Leads the Nation in Highest Minimum Wage
    The City of Seattle, Washington, is currently leading the nation by mandating that businesses pay a minimum wage of $15 per hour. The wage increase, which will affect more than 100,000 employees, will be phased in over a number of years. …
  • Apr 1

    Top Five States for Employment Law Claim

    Top Five States for Employment Law Claim
    According to employment practices liability insurer Hiscox, California, Illinois, Alabama, Mississippi, and the District of Columbia are the top five riskiest places in the country for employee lawsuits. Employers in these states face a…
Rank this Week: 1377

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: 1300

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: 1293

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: 1208

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
  • Aug 20

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: The Rainmaking Habit

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: The Rainmaking Habit
    My friend & rainmaking coach and trainer, Jaimie Field, is back with an excellent post today on why you should be motivated to create some new rainmaking habits!  *** Recently, I have been trying to develop some habits which will…
  • Aug 19

    Two for Tuesdays: What NOT to do When Speaking with a Client

    Two for Tuesdays: What NOT to do When Speaking with a Client
    This week's Two for Tuesdays suggestion comes straight from my friend, Nancy Myrland of Myrland Marketing - Strategic Social Media, who has two tips for what we should avoid doing when speaking with clients - and these are excellent…
  • Aug 18

    Building Relationship Equity *Must* Come First

    Building Relationship Equity *Must* Come First
    On Friday, I received an email from someone I don't know - like everyone, I get LOTS of these, but this one struck me. He must read my blog, because he mentions it in his note. He even manages to spell my name correctly.  However, the…
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Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
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Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Aug 20

    Mums the Word: The Power of Silence in Contract Negotiation

    Mums the Word: The Power of Silence in Contract Negotiation
    When negotiating a key business contract, sometimes what you don’t say can be just as powerful as what you do. In fact, silence is one of the simplest yet most frequently overlooked contract negotiation strategies. In today’s…
  • Aug 19

    NLRB Policy Shift Could Lead to Liability for Franchisor

    NLRB Policy Shift Could Lead to Liability for Franchisor
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel recently adopted a new policy that could lead to increased liability for franchisors. It found that McDonald’s, USA, LLC could be held responsible for unfair labor…
  • Aug 18

    Does Your Business Insurance Cover Cyberattacks?

    Does Your Business Insurance Cover Cyberattacks?
    For many U.S. businesses, data breaches are inevitable. So while prevention is still important, it also pays to be prepared for the aftermath. For those companies hoping to rely on commercial general liability (CGL) policies, it’s…
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Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Covers traffic law, criminal law, injury law, and family law news from around Southern New Jersey. By the Law Offices of Joseph Lombardo.

http://www.lombardolawoffices.com/legal-blog/
  • Aug 19

    NJ Couple Suing Doctors in Wrongful Birth Case After Daughter Born with Genetic Disorder

    NJ Couple Suing Doctors in Wrongful Birth Case After Daughter Born with Genetic Disorder
    Many people are familiar with the legal concept of wrongful death, where one party’s negligence results in the preventable death of another person: for example, a doctor who makes a terrible mistake during surgery.  It is far less…
  • Aug 12

    Is Wal-Mart Liable for Tracy Morgan’s Turnpike Crash?

    Is Wal-Mart Liable for Tracy Morgan’s Turnpike Crash?
    From his days on Saturday Night Live to his role on TV show 30 Rock, Tracy Morgan has always been loved as a comedian — but his current state of affairs is no laughing matter.  Morgan was hurt in a car crash on the…
  • Aug 7

    Atlantic City Police Forced to Hand Over Internal Documents in Excessive Force Lawsuit

    Atlantic City Police Forced to Hand Over Internal Documents in Excessive Force Lawsuit
    Often when we hear stories about police brutality in the news, the stories point to the country’s largest and best-known departments: the NYPD, the LAPD, the Chicago PD.  But while America’s biggest cities tend to be the…
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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/
  • Aug 19

    Putting it All to Rest

    Putting it All to Rest
    Planning that important last Will Preparing a will is the most common group legal services benefit and the one most people try to avoid. Employees view it as a morbid task that doesn't have to be performed when in the prime of life. That…
  • Aug 15

    What About the Children?

    What About the Children?
    Legal help is often needed for employee children Parents are quick to admit that their children are the most important people in their lives. The little ones are a fundamental reason for showing up for work and being productive all day.…
  • Aug 12

    Dealing with a Landlord Tyrant

    Dealing with a Landlord Tyrant
    Transferred employees need not be victims Landlords are reasonable by and large. They understand it is more important to have paying tenants than empty apartments. Now and then a very unreasonable one crops up and this person is more than…
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Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    Uneven Inheritance – To Tell or Not to Tell

    Uneven Inheritance – To Tell or Not to Tell
    “I want to leave more to one child than another”, the client will tell me.  In some cases one child is more financially established than another.   Or maybe one child has special needs, whether diagnosed or not.…
  • Aug 10

    Using Your Own Money to Pay for Long Term Care – the Better Way? Part 2

    Using Your Own Money to Pay for Long Term Care – the Better Way? Part 2
                    Last week I was talking about the difficulties in funding long term care through long term care insurance or Medicaid.  Insurance companies are…
  • Aug 3

    Using Your Own Money to Pay for Long Term Care – the Better Way?

    Using Your Own Money to Pay for Long Term Care – the Better Way?
                    As I always explain to people, there are 3 ways to pay for long term care.  One way is to use your own money.  A second source is long term…
Rank this Week: 2160

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

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

    Watch what you say, especially in front of your children.

    Watch what you say, especially in front of your children.
    When you are involved in family law litigation, whether it be a divorce or custody litigation, it is more likely than not that heightened emotions will arise.  Feelings of betrayal, hurt, anger and frustration toward the other party are…
  • Aug 13

    I don’t know where the defendant lives, can I still get divorced?

    I don’t know where the defendant lives, can I still get divorced?
    Very often we hear from clients that they do not know where their estranged spouse lives.  This also applies to the other parent in custody and support cases.  They are not sure where the person is living, perhaps because the person…
  • Aug 10

    Is alcohol a problem for you?

    Is alcohol a problem for you?
    When we bring potential clients into our office for an initial consultation for a divorce, custody or support matter, one of the questions that we always ask the person is whether either party consumes alcohol, including how much and how…
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Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Aug 17

    Should A Grown-Up Tenant Clean Up Its Room When It Leaves For College?

    Should A Grown-Up Tenant Clean Up Its Room When It Leaves For College?
    PrintIs there something like a law that says a tenant, at the end of a lease’s term, has to surrender the leased space in the same condition as it was at the start of the term? Does a common legal stationer’s form’s…
  • Aug 10

    Keep Writing Your Agreements That Way – The Litigators Love You

    Keep Writing Your Agreements That Way – The Litigators Love You
    PrintHas Ruminations ever suggested that those who negotiate and prepare agreements take to heart the following message: “Words matter – say what you mean and mean what you say”? Yes, and more than once or twice. In…
  • Aug 3

    A Million Dollar Lease Drafting Lesson

    A Million Dollar Lease Drafting Lesson
    PrintAn “Evergreen” contract is one that renews over and over. So does an “Evergreen” letter of credit. So does the topic that follows – how, if your documents are not written carefully, courts may do damage.…
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PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal…

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal News

By Young Klein & Associates.

http://www.ykacrim.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Bucks County Detectives Investigating Fraudulent Check Ring

    Bucks County Detectives Investigating Fraudulent Check Ring
    Bucks County detectives have identified at least 16 suspects in a large-scale check fraud ring.  Approximately half have already been arraigned and are currently free on unsecured bail, and arrest warrants have been issued for the…
  • Aug 5

    Philadelphia Mom Facing Felony Weapons Charges After Entering NJ with PA-Licensed Gun

    Philadelphia Mom Facing Felony Weapons Charges After Entering NJ with PA-Licensed Gun
    27-year-old mother of two Shaneen Allen of Philadelphia is facing a sentence of three years in prison for carrying a weapon that was perfectly legal… in Pennsylvania, at least. Unfortunately for Allen, neighboring New Jersey observes…
  • Jul 29

    Bucks County DUI with High BAC Leads to Vehicular Homicide Charges for Doylestown Man

    Bucks County DUI with High BAC Leads to Vehicular Homicide Charges for Doylestown Man
    DUI is a serious issue in Bucks County, where intoxicated driving incidents number in the thousands every year.   Hundreds of these accidents prove to be fatal, including an accident earlier this month which killed 47-year-old…
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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/
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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/
  • Aug 8

    Be Careful of IRS Impersonation Phone Scam – Do Not Become a Victim

    Be Careful of IRS Impersonation Phone Scam – Do Not Become a Victim
    Over the past few months, I have been receiving calls from clients and prospects regarding an IRS phone scam.  The callers have informed me that they received a call from someone at the IRS threatening to throw them in jail, revoke their…
  • Aug 5

    The IRS May Issue Notice of Levy While Installment Offer Pending

    The IRS May Issue Notice of Levy While Installment Offer Pending
    In a recent US Tax Court decision, Renald Eichler v. IRS (“Eichler”), Docket Number 725-12L,  the Tax Court affirmed that IRC 6331(k)(2) does not preclude the IRS from issuing the Final Notice of Intent to Levy after the…
  • Jun 24

    Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Tax Relief

    Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Tax Relief
    On June 18, 2013, the IRS announced major changes to the voluntary offshore disclosure program (“OVDP”).  OVDP had been criticized by the Taxpayer Advocate and tax attorneys as being too draconian on its participants who…
Rank this Week: 2062

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Fair Credit Billing Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Maurice & Needleman, P.C.

http://consumerfsblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    En Banc Hearing Sought in FDCPA Case, Crawford v. LVNV

    En Banc Hearing Sought in FDCPA Case, Crawford v. LVNV
    The CFS Blog | Maurice & Needleman, P.C. - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsLast month’s 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision that allowed a Fair Debt Collection Practices…
  • Aug 6

    A Culture of Unaccountability

    A Culture of Unaccountability
    The CFS Blog | Maurice & Needleman, P.C. - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsThe recent report issued by the Urban Institute and the Consumer Credit Research Institute…
  • Jul 23

    NJ Court Holds No FDCPA Violation for Filing Suit on Time-Barred Debt

    NJ Court Holds No FDCPA Violation for Filing Suit on Time-Barred Debt
    The CFS Blog | Maurice & Needleman, P.C. - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsFiling a lawsuit to collect a time-barred debt does not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 13

    New Jersey Property Tax Sale Certificates and Foreclosure

    New Jersey Property Tax Sale Certificates and Foreclosure
    In New Jersey, every municipality is required by law to hold sales of unpaid property taxes at least once each year. The municipalities sell the tax liens to obtain the tax revenue which they should have been paid by the property owner. The…
  • Jun 2

    New Jersey Lemon Law - Protection for New Vehicle

    New Jersey Lemon Law - Protection for New Vehicle
    Purchasing a new car is a major financial investment. Consumers incur high costs to purchase a vehicle and even higher costs to repair defects. Understanding the economic impact, New Jersey's Legislature passed the New Jersey Lemon Law Act.…
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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/
  • Aug 5

    Two Women Killed in New Jersey Crash

    Two Women Killed in New Jersey Crash
    Two women were killed and six others were injured in a New Jersey car accident involving a car and a truck. According to a news report in The New York Times, the fatal car accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway…
  • Jul 1

    Motorcyclist Critically Injured in New Jersey Crash

    Motorcyclist Critically Injured in New Jersey Crash
    A 73-year-old Flanders man is in critical condition after he was injured in a New Jersey motorcycle accident. According to a news report in The New Jersey Herald, the motorcycle crash occurred on Route 206 near the Harmony Lodge in Andover…
  • Jun 24

    Preventing Bicycle Accident Injuries This Summer

    Preventing Bicycle Accident Injuries This Summer
    Summertime is a great time to get around New Jersey on your bike. You can stay fit, have fun, and save money. However, bicycling in New Jersey can prove dangerous if you are not careful. Make sure you always wear a helmet and exercise safe…
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New York & New Jersey Business…

New York & New Jersey Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business startup law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseybusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Benefit Corporations Allow New York and New Jersey Businesses to Combine Profits with the Public Good

    Benefit Corporations Allow New York and New Jersey Businesses to Combine Profits with the Public Good
    According to most U.S. corporate laws, a for-profit corporation may be established for nearly any lawful purpose, subject to restrictions in particular industries or professions. One of the primary purposes of a for-profit business has long…
  • Jul 21

    What Does It Actually Mean to Say a Corporation Is a "Person"?

    What Does It Actually Mean to Say a Corporation Is a "Person"?
    The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., et al, No. 13-354, slip op. (Sup. Ct., Jun. 30, 2014), commonly known simply as the Hobby Lobby case, brought up the issue of corporate "personhood" once again.…
  • Jul 7

    New York City Sets Aside Over $1 Million for Worker-Owned Cooperative Businesse

    New York City Sets Aside Over $1 Million for Worker-Owned Cooperative Businesse
    The New York City Council approved its fiscal year 2015 budget (PDF file) in late June. The new budget includes $1.2 million for the support and development of worker-owned cooperative businesses, commonly known as "worker cooperatives." The…
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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/
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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/
Rank this Week: 1837

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

Covers employment discrimination and harassment laws. By Resnick Law Group, P.C.

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
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Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Jul 21

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ
    New Jersey law allows either spouse in the divorce process to change their name.  N.J.S.A. 2A:34-21 reads in pertinent part: The court, upon or after granting a divorce from the bonds of matrimony to either spouse … may allow…
  • Jul 16

    Power-of-Attorney Restricted in Divorce Case

    Power-of-Attorney Restricted in Divorce Case
    A Superior Court Judge in Ocean County ruled that unless a person has been declared incompetent and needs the assistance of a guardian, that person must appear in court for a divorce in person.  In a case of first impression, Judge…
  • Jul 16

    Expectations During a Divorce

    Expectations During a Divorce
    One of the biggest causes of anxiety for people considering a divorce is the unknown expectations about the process.  Elinor Robin explains in this Huffington Post article about some expectations to have: Expect the courts to move in…
Rank this Week: 1671

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

Published By The Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 9

    New Jersey's Summary Dispossess Act - No Protection for Tenants of Owner-Occupied Premise

    New Jersey's Summary Dispossess Act - No Protection for Tenants of Owner-Occupied Premise
    In New Jersey, most residential tenants are protected by the Anti-Eviction Act, which provides protection to residential tenants against evictions without cause. The fundamental principal of the Anti-Eviction Act is that the expiration of a…
  • May 15

    New Jersey Evictions: Habitual Late Payment

    New Jersey Evictions: Habitual Late Payment
    The vast majority of eviction complaints are based upon non-payment of rent. However, New Jersey law, which is focused on affording tenants an opportunity to cure any default, sets forth that complaints based upon non-payment of rent will be…
  • Feb 7

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law: A Revision for the Collection of Legal Fees by Tenant

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law: A Revision for the Collection of Legal Fees by Tenant
    One central principle of the American legal system is that each party generally pays his or her own legal fees. There are, however, exceptions to this rule. One exception exists in cases in which there is a "fee shifting" statute that…
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