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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
  • Sep 15

    A return of service raises a presumption that the facts recited therein are true

    A return of service raises a presumption that the facts recited therein are true
    Law Lessons from First Horizon Home Loans v. Martinez, App. Div., No. A-1646-12T3, September 12, 2014: A return of service “raises a presumption that the facts recited therein are true.” Resolution Trust Corp. v. Associated Gulf…
  • Sep 15

    Default judgment taken in the face of defective personal service is generally void and will usually be set aside

    Default judgment taken in the face of defective personal service is generally void and will usually be set aside
    Law Lessons from First Horizon Home Loans v. Martinez, App. Div., No. A-1646-12T3, September 12, 2014: If, after the hearing, a court concludes defendants were never served with the summons and complaint, they may be entitled to have a…
  • Sep 15

    Relief from a judgment or order

    Relief from a judgment or order
    Law Lessons from First Horizon Home Loans v. Martinez, App. Div., No. A-1646-12T3, September 12, 2014: Rule 4:50-1 provides various avenues for relief from a judgment or order. In relevant part, it reads: On motion, with briefs, and upon such…
Rank this Week: 73

New Jersey Legal Update Podcast

New Jersey Legal Update Podcast

Podcast covering recent developments in New Jersey and Federal law. From Stark & Stark.

http://www.njlawblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Considerations When Retaining the Marital Home in Divorce

    Considerations When Retaining the Marital Home in Divorce
    Maria Imbalzano, Esq., Shareholder and Co-Chair of Stark & Stark's Divorce Group, authored the article "Considerations When Retaining the Marital Home in Divorce," which was published on September 10, 2014 in U.S.1.
  • Sep 12

    New Jersey Updates Alimony Law

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

    Governor Signs New Alimony Law

    Governor Signs New Alimony Law
    After a protracted test of wills between alimony reformers and traditionalists, a new alimony statute was signed into law by Governor Christie on September 10, 2014. The new law, which is immediately effective, will serve to meet the…
Rank this Week: 262

New Jersey Law Blog

New Jersey Law Blog

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

http://www.njlawblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Considerations When Retaining the Marital Home in Divorce

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

    New Jersey Updates Alimony Law

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

    Governor Signs New Alimony Law

    Governor Signs New Alimony Law
    After a protracted test of wills between alimony reformers and traditionalists, a new alimony statute was signed into law by Governor Christie on September 10, 2014. The new law, which is immediately effective, will serve to meet the…
Rank this Week: 306

Monmouth County Criminal Defense…

Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Conditional Discharge For First Time Drug Offender

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

    How to get off of Megan's Law Requirement

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

    Random Drug Testing in New Jersey School

    Random Drug Testing in New Jersey School
    This New York Times article discusses the debate over random drug testing in high schools in New Jersey. I will be interesting to see if this goes through, and what the legal ramifications are for those who test positive. See link below…
Rank this Week: 371

New Jersey 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
  • Sep 18

    Beck Statement on National Hispanic Heritage Month

    Beck Statement on National Hispanic Heritage Month
    Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) issued the following statement in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15. “National Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates the many important contributions of…
  • Sep 18

    Allen Legislation Allocating Funding for Preservation of McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Advanced

    Allen Legislation Allocating Funding for Preservation of McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Advanced
    Legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to allocate funding for the preservation of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst advanced from the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. Under Sen. Allen’s legislation, a…
  • Sep 18

    Thompson: Kids Deserve the Safety of Seat Belts & Harnesses in All Vehicle

    Thompson: Kids Deserve the Safety of Seat Belts & Harnesses in All Vehicle
    Senator Sam Thompson (R-12) said that the New Jersey Senate is sending conflicting messages regarding its concern for the safety of children riding on Garden State roads and highways. Sen. Sam Thompson has expressed concern that the New…
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/
  • Sep 17

    Be Thankful: It's Constitution Day

    Be Thankful: It's Constitution Day
    Not widely known or celebrated, September 17 is Constitution Day. Today we commemorate the vision and courage of the 39 men who established the legal framework of a new nation that, so far, has lasted 227 years.  The Constitution that…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 488

The Jersey Lawyer

The Jersey Lawyer

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

http://yournjlawyer.com
  • Aug 8

    Court Holds Violent Rap Lyrics Inadmissible to Prove Motive

    Court Holds Violent Rap Lyrics Inadmissible to Prove Motive
    In the case of State v. Skinner, the New Jersey State Supreme Court held that it was reversible error for a trial court to admit graphically violent rap lyrics, written by the defendant the night before an alleged attempted murder, in order…
  • Jul 16

    Appellate Court Upholds NJ False Government Documents Statute

    Appellate Court Upholds NJ False Government Documents Statute
    In the case of State v. Borjas, the defendant challenged the constitutionality of N.J.S. 2C:21-2.1, a criminal statute that enumerates various offenses involving false governmental documents.  The defendant argued that the statutes are…
  • Jul 10

    State Cannot Retry Defendant After Improper Termination of Prosecution

    State Cannot Retry Defendant After Improper Termination of Prosecution
    In State v. Quaheem Johnson, defendant was charged with murder, felony murder, and armed robbery.  The case was tried before a jury In Hudson County.  After trial, the jury was asked to deliberate on all of the counts in the…
Rank this Week: 725

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/
  • Sep 16

    CALPERS Withdrawing Its Hedge Fund Investments - Too Expensive, Too Complicated

    CALPERS Withdrawing Its Hedge Fund Investments - Too Expensive, Too Complicated
    The California Public Employees' Retirement System, the largest U.S. pension fund, said on Monday that it will pull all $4 billion it has invested in hedge funds because it finds them too costly and complicated. The $300 billion fund, known…
  • Sep 15

    SEC Announces $300,000 Whistleblower Award to Audit and Compliance Professional Who Reported Company’s Wrongdoing

    SEC Announces $300,000 Whistleblower Award to Audit and Compliance Professional Who Reported Company’s Wrongdoing
    The SEC announced a whistleblower award of more than $300,000 to a company employee who performed audit and compliance functions and reported wrongdoing to the SEC after the company failed to take action when the employee reported it…
  • Sep 12

    FINRA's New Head of Dispute Resolution Search Narrow

    FINRA's New Head of Dispute Resolution Search Narrow
    With the retirement of Linda Fienberg, Reuters is reporting that FINRA has narrowed its search for a new head of its arbitration unit to two of its own long-time officials, according to a person familiar with the matter. FINRA, Wall Street's…
Rank this Week: 808

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law

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

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee

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

    New Jersey's Use Tax

    New Jersey's Use Tax
    New Jersey's Sales and Use Tax Act is most often cited to refer to sales taxes while the use tax http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/pubs/sales/anj7.pdf tends to be less well known. When goods or services are purchased outside of…
Rank this Week: 890

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 16

    NEW JERSEY ALIMONY REFORM IS HERE – WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

    NEW JERSEY ALIMONY REFORM IS HERE – WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
    Change is finally here – On September 10, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed into law substantial and significant amendments to New Jersey’s alimony law.  The law took immediate effect on that date.  I previously…
  • Sep 15

    NEW JERSEY PASSES “FAMILY COLLABORATIVE LAW ACT”

    NEW JERSEY PASSES “FAMILY COLLABORATIVE LAW ACT”
    Overshadowed by New Jersey’s enactment of alimony reform, on which we have previously blogged and will shortly provide an update, on September 10, 2014 Governor Christie also signed into law the New Jersey Family Collaborative Law…
  • Sep 10

    WEALTH IN DIVORCE AND ITS IMPACT ON CHILDREN

    WEALTH IN DIVORCE AND ITS IMPACT ON CHILDREN
    An article today on Time’s website discussed the findings of a study comparing the behavioral trends of children of divorce from wealthy and lower income families.   The study, which was conducted by researchers at Georgetown…
Rank this Week: 1033

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

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

    Who Is a Whistleblower Under the Dodd-Frank Act?

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

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

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

    Protecting Intellectual Property on the Global Stage

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

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

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

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

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

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

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

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

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 988

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

Covers motor vehicle accidents, injury law and workers' compensation. By Stark & Stark.

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

    Consequences of Texting and Driving the "Kulesh, Kubert and Bolis' Law"

    Consequences of Texting and Driving the "Kulesh, Kubert and Bolis' Law"
    Many of us know about the dangers of texting and driving. Yet, some motorists continue to text and drive.  It is a dangerous and illegal activity.  How many people know that you can be put in jail for texting and…
  • Sep 3

    Bad Faith

    Bad Faith
    I've previously shared stories about insurance companies that engage in unfair claims settlement practices in order to avoid paying out on legitimate claims. The bottom line for insurance companies is money. The more claims the insurance…
  • Aug 29

    Social Media and Workers' Compensation

    Social Media and Workers' Compensation
    Recent news stories have highlighted  awareness of the dangers of digital data being exposed after breaches of security.  Digital data is not only exposed after breaches in security, such data can be exposed by an individual posting…
Rank this Week: 1207

New Jersey Lawyer Now Blog

New Jersey Lawyer Now Blog

Covers the legal system and how it operates in New Jersey. By Corey Morano.

http://newjerseylawyernow.com/new-jersey-lawyer-now-blog/
  • Sep 18

    The Graves Act: Avoiding the Pitfalls of New Jersey’s Criminal Gun Law

    The Graves Act: Avoiding the Pitfalls of New Jersey’s Criminal Gun Law
    A New Jersey criminal gun charge can lead to mandatory jail in many cases. Hiring a New Jersey gun defense attorney is an important step when facing an indictable criminal gun charge. Most people have heard of the Plaxico Burress case in…
  • Aug 11

    How New Jersey Court Delays Can Effect Criminal Court Matter

    How New Jersey Court Delays Can Effect Criminal Court Matter
    New Jersey Court delays can effect your criminal court matter. With The Morano Law Firm you can have an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney who understands the timing and procedures of the County Criminal Court where your case is being…
  • Jul 3

    The Difference Between Jail and Prison in New Jersey – Understanding an Important Sentencing Distinction

    The Difference Between Jail and Prison in New Jersey – Understanding an Important Sentencing Distinction
    Understanding the difference between Jail and Prison is important when approaching your New Jersey criminal charge. As New Jersey criminal attorneys, we are asked this often. The terms “jail” and “prison” frequently…
Rank this Week: 1352

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1458

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/
  • Sep 18

    Governor Rick Scott Proposes $500 Million Tax Cut

    Governor Rick Scott Proposes $500 Million Tax Cut
    Governor Rick Scott  has launched a bus tour as part of his re-election campaign based on his state's 2014-2015 executive budget, dubbed the "It's Your Money Tax Cut Budget," according to the Florida Gubernatorial website. The…
  • Sep 16

    Fact Checking a Senator Bernie Sander

    Fact Checking a Senator Bernie Sander
    Unlike other election years, in which social issues have tended to dominate the discourse, the upcoming election is largely focused around tax law - specifically corporate tax law. As a part of his campaign, independent Vermont Senator Bernie…
  • Sep 12

    Weak Corporate Tax Receipts Yield Worse Than Expected U.S. budget

    Weak Corporate Tax Receipts Yield Worse Than Expected U.S. budget
    As companies wait to see what Congress will do in the coming months, the resultant decrease in corporate tax revenues is likely to have a negative effect on the U.S. budget picture. The U.S. budget deficit for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30,…
Rank this Week: 1396

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/
  • Sep 15

    Grandmother Critically Injured in New Jersey Crash

    Grandmother Critically Injured in New Jersey Crash
    An 85-year-old woman was critically injured in a New Jersey car accident when a delivery van struck her and her grandson as they crossed the street. According to an Asbury Park Press news report, the pedestrian accident occurred on Newman…
  • Sep 9

    New Jersey Firm Fined for Workplace Safety Violation

    New Jersey Firm Fined for Workplace Safety Violation
    After observing a number of fall hazards at three construction sites in Bloomfield, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducted a full investigation. According to an EHS Today news report, Concrete Systems Inc. now…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1288

NJ Personal Injury Blog

NJ Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law and cases in New Jersey. By the Law Offices of Francis M. Smith.

http://www.franksmithlaw.com/nj-personal-injury-blog/
  • Sep 18

    Avoid Car Crashes. Don't Answer the Cell Phone When Driving.

    Avoid Car Crashes. Don't Answer the Cell Phone When Driving.
    By Francis M. Smith Beautiful fall weather is accompanying the opening of the 2014-2015 school year here in northern NJ. Facebook lets me enjoy photos of “first day of school” photos of my friends’ and family’s…
  • Sep 12

    Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Therapy and Surgery to Treat Motor Vehicle Accident Injury

    Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Therapy and Surgery to Treat Motor Vehicle Accident Injury
    New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Francis M. Smith, Esq. provides news and information regarding personal injury claims in NJ. His expertise comes from his 30 years of personal injury litigation practice in NJ, membership in the Multi-Million…
  • Sep 10

    Facet Joint Therapies to Treat Car Accident Injurie

    Facet Joint Therapies to Treat Car Accident Injurie
    New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Francis M. Smith, Esq. provides news and information regarding personal injury claims in NJ. His expertise comes from his 30 years of personal injury litigation practice in NJ, membership in the Multi-Million…
Rank this Week: 1594

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Sep 18

    Camp Lejeune Claim Favorably Resolved – After Action Report

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

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

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

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

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

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/
Rank this Week: 1903

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: 1715

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/
  • Sep 18

    House Democrats seek to breathe new life into ENDA

    House Democrats seek to breathe new life into ENDA
    And here I just got finished telling an audience yesterday at the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act was dead. Guess I was wrong. More on this after the jump... * * *
  • Sep 17

    Some Senate Republicans seek to reinvent the National Labor Relations Board

    Some Senate Republicans seek to reinvent the National Labor Relations Board
    So, yesterday, it was all about some House Republicans introducing legislation to constrain the enforcement efforts of the EEOC. Then, I read this story from Ramsey Cox at TheHill.com. It seems some Senate Republicans are taking aim at the…
  • Sep 16

    New House bills seek to slow the EEOC's roll

    New House bills seek to slow the EEOC's roll
    Halftime of the Eagles-Colts game. So, I only have 15 minutes to crank this one out. Here we go... Two new bills in the House to watch. 1. The Litigation Oversight Act of 2014: This bill would amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964…
Rank this Week: 1904

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
  • Sep 17

    Can I Be Charged With Shoplifting If I Accidentally Left A New Jersey Store With Merchandise, And Had No Intent To Steal?

    Can I Be Charged With Shoplifting If I Accidentally Left A New Jersey Store With Merchandise, And Had No Intent To Steal?
    New Jersey statute indicates that intent is required to prove shoplifting, so arguing that you inadvertently walked out of the store with merchandise can be a defense. It is not an especially strong defense, particularly if there are other…
  • Sep 17

    What’s The Penalty For Theft By Extortion In New Jersey?

    What’s The Penalty For Theft By Extortion In New Jersey?
    Theft by Extortion is an extremely serious crime in New Jersey, and carries a penalty of up to ten years in state prison, with a variety of financial penalties available as well. Part of the reason extortion is prosecuted so harshly is that…
  • Sep 17

    What’s The Penalty For Blackmailing Someone In New Jersey?

    What’s The Penalty For Blackmailing Someone In New Jersey?
    In New Jersey, blackmail – where you threaten to expose confidential information about a person if they don’t meet a demand – is a crime that is prosecuted under the charge Theft by Extortion. Extortion is a coercive attempt…
Rank this Week: 2011

Larry the N.J. Lawyer's…

Larry the N.J. Lawyer's Cogitations

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

http://shapiroberezins.com
  • Sep 16

    NJ Alimony Reform Bill Signed by Gov. Christie

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

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

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

    The Ruthless NJ Divorce Court Bravehearts another Victim

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

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, tax law, and small business law.

http://vandrew.com/
  • Aug 29

    529 Strategies: FAFSA & a Grandchild’s College Expense

    529 Strategies: FAFSA & a Grandchild’s College Expense
    It’s common that grandparents want to help with college expenses for their grandchildren. Most grandparents helping their grandchildren want to do so in a way that won’t affect financial aid eligibility. One of the most common…
  • Aug 29

    529 Strategies: FAFSA & a Grandchild’s College Expense

    529 Strategies: FAFSA & a Grandchild’s College Expense
    It’s common that grandparents want to help with college expenses for their grandchildren. Most grandparents helping their grandchildren want to do so in a way that won’t affect financial aid eligibility. One of the most common…
  • Jul 29

    Estate Planning & Cognitive Bia

    Estate Planning & Cognitive Bia
    If you’ve ever attended any of my seminars, you know that one of the points I hammer home is that estate planning is the easiest thing in the world on which to procrastinate. None of us thinks we will die anytime soon, so if there is…
Rank this Week: 2033

New York & New Jersey Immigration…

New York & New Jersey Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2219

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Jersey Disability Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Disability Lawyer Blog

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

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

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: 1852

Lawsuit Reform Watch

Lawsuit Reform Watch

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

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

    NJCJI Now Blogging at Civiljusticenj.org

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

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

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

    NJCJI on Tour

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

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law…

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law Blog

Covers landlord-tenant and consumer law. By the Major Law Firm.

http://www.nynjconsumerlaw.com
  • Apr 12

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable
    Companies with on-going customer relationships often provide merchandise or services on regular basis. Invoices for services are sent to the customers while service continues. Ideally, each invoice is paid in full, but reality creeps in.…
  • Feb 5

    Notice Eviction Cases & the "No Discovery" Rule: Landlord Notices Must Be Specific

    Notice Eviction Cases & the "No Discovery" Rule: Landlord Notices Must Be Specific
    New Jersey landlord-tenant actions (a/k/a "summary dispossession actions") are designed to be quick, efficient methods of disposing of landlord-tenant disputes. The efficiency of a landlord-tenant case lies in the prohibition of responsive…
  • Feb 4

    Illegal Apartments & Contractual Consideration: Is a Tenant Entitled to Refund of Rent Paid?

    Illegal Apartments & Contractual Consideration: Is a Tenant Entitled to Refund of Rent Paid?
    New Jersey landlord-tenant relationships are controlled by applicable statutes (the Anti-Eviction Act, NJSA 2A:18-61.1 et. seq., or NJSA 2A:18-53) and the terms of the lease. Lease terms are interpreted by typical contractual principles. The…
Rank this Week: 1756

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

Coves employment law. By Smith Eibeler, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2167

Swinton Elder Law & Family…

Swinton Elder Law & Family Protection Blog

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

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

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

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

    Bankruptcy Trustee Is Entitled to Funds…

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

    How Gifts Can Affect Medicaid Eligibility

    How Gifts Can Affect Medicaid Eligibility
    . We’ve all heard that it’s better to give than to receive, but if you think you might someday want to apply for Medicaid long-term care benefits, you need to be careful because giving away money or property can interfere with your…
Rank this Week: 1626

The New NJ Lawyer

The New NJ Lawyer

Features social and legal commentary on a range of issues. By Mark J. Heftler.

http://thenewnjlawyer.com/
  • May 8

    Watch out for the new “C-4™ Communities”

    Watch out for the new “C-4™ Communities”
    For some reason I’m unable to explain, I generally try to shy away from videos on the internet. There’s just so much non-sense out there that I’d rather not waste my time. I broke that rule today. I watched the trailer for…
  • May 3

    Angry, Angry Iowan

    Angry, Angry Iowan
    Are the people of Iowa known as “Iowans”? I’m not 100% positive, but the internet assures me that they are. The internet also assures me that some of those Iowans who have the power to change the law (i.e. members of the…
  • May 1

    Obama is observing Law Day – are you?

    Obama is observing Law Day – are you?
    I know what you’re thinking. What’s Law Day? Why is President Obama observing it? Should I? More importantly, why don’t I have the day off for this thing? Let’s discuss! Law Day was originally established as May 1 in…
Rank this Week: 1891

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Covers forensic accounting, estate administration, and personal, corporate, and estate income taxes.

http://uandacpas.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3235

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
  • Sep 18

    DOJ Hopes to Prosecute More Criminal Cases Arising Out of False Claims Act

    DOJ Hopes to Prosecute More Criminal Cases Arising Out of False Claims Act
    On Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Leslie R. Caldwell spoke at the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund annual conference in Washington D.C., and announced that the DOJ is closely examining civil False Claims…
  • Sep 10

    Goldman Sachs Case: Know and Understand Your Corporate By-Laws Concerning Legal Fee

    Goldman Sachs Case: Know and Understand Your Corporate By-Laws Concerning Legal Fee
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has recently garnered a lot of press on the ongoing litigation on former Goldman programmer and vice president Sergey Aleynikov’s demands for indemnification and advancement of attorneys’ fees. These fees…
  • Sep 8

    Criminal Plea, Civil Liability: Aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe

    Criminal Plea, Civil Liability: Aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe
    Perhaps the most infamous environmental litigation case in history, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe has resulted in approximately 3,000 lawsuits (both criminal and civil) and over 100,000 named claimants in federal and state courts…
Rank this Week: 2322

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
  • Sep 18

    ILN Member Finds Referral Success with Client Introduction at ILN Annual Meeting

    ILN Member Finds Referral Success with Client Introduction at ILN Annual Meeting
    Our latest referral success story starts in Chicago, with the ILN's 2014 Annual Meeting. As part of our business sessions, our host firm, Arnstein & Lehr, had invited long-time client, Steve Felkowitz, the CEO of Atico International USA,…
  • Sep 17

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: A LinkedIn Rant

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: A LinkedIn Rant
    Today's rainmaking recommendation from Jaimie Field is a little bit different - it's not strictly one of her recommendations, but is a rant she published via her LinkedIn publishing platform yesterday, with some advice on what NOT to do when…
  • Sep 16

    Two for Tuesdays: Start Your Networking BEFORE a Conference

    Two for Tuesdays: Start Your Networking BEFORE a Conference
    On this Two for Tuesdays, we're gearing up for next week's European Regional Meeting in Oslo! Our conferences always get me thinking about best practices for networking, so that my attorneys can make the most out of their conference…
Rank this Week: 3918

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal…

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal News

By Young Klein & Associates.

http://www.ykacrim.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    What Happens if I Miss My Court Date?

    What Happens if I Miss My Court Date?
    Court can be an intimidating place.  For some people, the prospect of facing judges, juries, and prosecutors is so intimidating that they decide to skip their court date altogether.  The temptation to avoid making a…
  • Sep 16

    Can I Get Rid of My Child’s Juvenile Record?

    Can I Get Rid of My Child’s Juvenile Record?
    Everyone wants their child to have access to the very best opportunities in life.  But when your child has a juvenile record on file, it can be difficult for him or her find employment. How do you get a job when you have a…
  • Sep 9

    Pennsylvania’s Haunted History: Murders in the Colonial Era

    Pennsylvania’s Haunted History: Murders in the Colonial Era
    It’s that time of year again: the days are turning cooler, the nights are growing longer, and Halloween is rapidly approaching.  In a grim “celebration” of the morbid and the macabre, we’re exploring two of…
Rank this Week: 2708

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Home of the free, because of the brave

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

Hayes Firm Legal Blog

Hayes Firm Legal Blog

Covers personal injury topics.

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

    Ikea recalls 2,300 Children’s Swing

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

    When to Hire a Workers Comp Lawyer

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

    Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

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

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Sep 17

    The Appraisal Provision in First-Party Property Policie

    The Appraisal Provision in First-Party Property Policie
    I’m not a big fan of arbitration.  I think it costs too much (which kind of goes against its main marketing point), and I don’t particularly like the fact that there’s no right of appeal absent the arbitrator committing…
  • Aug 16

    Direct Actions against a Defendant's Insurance Company

    Direct Actions against a Defendant's Insurance Company
    Since the economy tanked, we’ve seen a number of cases in our office (particularly in the area of construction defects) where a defendant (such as a subcontractor) has become insolvent, and we’ve been called upon to pursue a…
  • Aug 1

    Construction Defects and the "Your Work" Exclusion

    Construction Defects and the "Your Work" Exclusion
    My old law partner Carl Salisbury is on the warpath against carriers' efforts to escape construction defect coverage.  He has some interesting things to say about a recent pro-carrier South Carolina decision.  You can read Carl's…
Rank this Week: 2551

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
  • Sep 17

    Worst and Best Cars for New Driver

    Worst and Best Cars for New Driver
    New drivers in Bristol are at a much higher risk of causing an accident. The increased accident risks facing these motorists are largely related to lack of driving experience. New drivers may not anticipate hazards as well as other drivers,…
  • Sep 15

    Filing a Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Case

    Filing a Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Case
    Many patients who visit a hospital for treatment every year die of causes that are unrelated to their illnesses. These patients' death may be preventable, and could be related to the negligence of doctors, nurses, medical technicians and…
  • Sep 10

    Pennsylvania Motorcycle Law

    Pennsylvania Motorcycle Law
    People choose to ride motorcycles for various reasons: transportation, for recreation, and for several other reasons. Like all motor vehicles, there are multiple laws regarding the use and operation of a motorcycle that bikers should know.…
Rank this Week: 2929

Legal Insurance Blog

Legal Insurance Blog

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

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

    It's Not Really a Small Matter

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

    ID Theft Rears Its Head

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

    Good Service Needs Communication

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

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

Covers DUI charges and legal defenses. By Matthew W. Reisig.

http://www.newjersey-dui-attorney.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3851