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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/
  • Apr 7

    Enforcing Alimony Payments across State Line

    Enforcing Alimony Payments across State Line
    When alimony is awarded as part of a legal separation or divorce settlement, it becomes a legally binding agreement enforceable by the court. As such, the receiving spouse has recourse if and when the paying spouse fails to meet his or her…
  • Mar 24

    Court Paves the Way for Parents to Share in Liability for Their Children’s Harassing Behavior

    Court Paves the Way for Parents to Share in Liability for Their Children’s Harassing Behavior
    In 2011 New Jersey adopted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights in response to the Federal Government’s efforts to protect people, especially children, from this growing problem. Since then, schools have been responsible for addressing…
  • Mar 10

    Case Addresses How Far Parents’ Financial Obligation to Children Should Extend

    Case Addresses How Far Parents’ Financial Obligation to Children Should Extend
    A current New Jersey case involving a Morris County high school girl who is suing her parents for support brings to light several questions regarding family law: • Can and should courts interfere with parents’ rights to raise…
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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/
  • Apr 7

    House Committee to Query Financial Regulatory Agencie

    House Committee to Query Financial Regulatory Agencie
    The House Financial Services Committee will question representatives of federal financial regulatory agencies during a hearing tomorrow entitled, “Who’s In Your Wallet: Examining How Washington Red Tape Impairs Economic…
  • Apr 4

    10 Repo Agents Agree to Stop Working for Title Loan Co’s in NY

    10 Repo Agents Agree to Stop Working for Title Loan Co’s in NY
    Title loan lenders are under fire from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who announced this week that he reached “agreements” with 10 repossession agents to stop accepting their repossession assignments.…
  • Apr 3

    VIDEO: Where Are the Missing CFPB Complaints?

    VIDEO: Where Are the Missing CFPB Complaints?
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued its Consumer Response Annual Report which includes complaints related to debt collection. As it did in its Annual Report on Debt Collection issued on March 20, the CFPB again represents…
Rank this Week: 1295

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/
  • Apr 7

    SEC Announces Additional $150,000 Payment to Recipient of First Whistleblower Award

    SEC Announces Additional $150,000 Payment to Recipient of First Whistleblower Award
    The SEC has announced that the whistleblower who received the first award under the agency's new whistleblower program will receive an additional $150,000 payout after the SEC collected additional funds in the case.The whistleblower, who the…
  • Apr 7

    New Jersey Brokerage Firm Charged in Manipulation

    New Jersey Brokerage Firm Charged in Manipulation
    The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the owner of a Holmdel, N.J.-based brokerage firm with manipulative trading of publicly traded stocks through an illegal practice known as "layering" or "spoofing."The SEC also charged the owner…
  • Apr 5

    SEC Expanding the Scope of Insider Trading

    SEC Expanding the Scope of Insider Trading
    Despite all of the insider trading investigations and cases we have handled there are two aspects of these cases that still amaze us - the convoluted charges that the Commission  sometimes files, and the contortions that some folks go…
Rank this Week: 1432

New Jersey Criminal Defense…

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newjerseycriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Apr 6

    Intersection of Mental Illness and Criminal Justice Makes News With Increasing Frequency

    Intersection of Mental Illness and Criminal Justice Makes News With Increasing Frequency
    During the same week in early April, 2014, the New York Times published two seemingly unrelated stories highlighting the increasing contacts that law enforcement personnel have with mentally ill individuals, and the problems that result from…
  • Mar 28

    New Jersey Supreme Court says State’s Wiretap Act is Constitutional

    New Jersey Supreme Court says State’s Wiretap Act is Constitutional
    Edward Ates appealed his Bergen County conviction and life sentence for the murder of his son-in-law in Ramsey, New Jersey.  The Appellate Division affirmed, and the New Jersey Supreme Court granted certification to consider, among other…
  • Mar 14

    Reduced Federal Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenders – It’s About Time (and money)

    Reduced Federal Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenders – It’s About Time (and money)
    We have known for some time that the United States incarcerates more people than any other industrialized nation on the planet.  The federal prison system, which has grown approximately 700% since 1980, currently holds about 216,000…
Rank this Week: 2424

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

    Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar

    Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar
    Nuts &  Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar          Wed, May 7  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM New Jersey Law Center One Constitution Square New Brunswick, NJ 08901 …
  • Jan 25

    New law Protects minors by prohibiting counseling attempts to change sexual orientation.

    New law Protects minors by prohibiting counseling attempts to change sexual orientation.
    New law  Protects minors by prohibiting counseling attempts to change sexual orientation.CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT     As reported by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on March 18,…
  • Jan 11

    Gay Lesbian partners- Problems if No estate planning

    Gay Lesbian partners- Problems if No estate planning
    Gay Lesbian partners- Problems if No estate planningIn 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…
Rank this Week: 4358

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal…

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal News

By Young Klein & Associates.

http://www.ykacrim.com/blog/
  • Apr 4

    Defense Attorney Ellis Klein Wins Rt. 309 Case for Mark Delbridge

    Defense Attorney Ellis Klein Wins Rt. 309 Case for Mark Delbridge
    On the morning of February 14, 2013, trucker Mark Delbridge was traveling along Route 309 in Richland, Pennsylvania.  Delbridge glanced downward to check the reading on his GPS — and when he looked up again, he was moments away…
  • Apr 3

    “Craigslist Killer” Barbour Appears in Sunbury, Pennsylvania Court

    “Craigslist Killer” Barbour Appears in Sunbury, Pennsylvania Court
    Craigslist is a virtual Mecca for buyers, sellers, job-hunters, and lonely hearts around the world.  Whether you want to dispose of unwanted furniture, argue about politics, post your résumé, or find a puppy, Craigslist has…
  • Mar 25

    Pennsylvania University Researching Genetic Mugshot

    Pennsylvania University Researching Genetic Mugshot
    In pop culture, mugshots are probably the ultimate hallmark of being arrested.  There are countless photo essays and even entire websites dedicated to mugshots.  Bad hair day mugshots; drug addicts deteriorating across mugshots;…
Rank this Week: 3140

Burn Pit Claims

Burn Pit Claims

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

http://burnpitclaims.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Grants Stay

    US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Grants Stay
    On April 3, 2014 the US 4th Cir Ct of Appeals granted a stay of its Mandate that the case (In Re Burn Pit Litigation) should be remanded and go forward. KBR had filed a Motion for a Stay based upon its intent to file a Petition for Certiorari…
  • Apr 1

    3rd International Scientific Symposium on Lung Health after Deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan

    3rd International Scientific Symposium on Lung Health after Deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan
    3rd International Scientific Symposium on Lung Health after Deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan June 2, 2014…
  • Mar 27

    ‘Environmental Poisoning’ of Iraq Is Claimed

    ‘Environmental Poisoning’ of Iraq Is Claimed
    Burn Pit dust and fumes in Iraq has now becoming the subject of environmental claims by an expanding advocacy group. Today's post is shared from nytimes.com and focusses on the ever expanding alleged consequnces of the use of burn pits to…
Rank this Week: 2198

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/
  • Apr 3

    NJ Sales and Use Tax Relief for Tattooing and Cosmetic Makeup Services in Reconstructive Breast Surgery

    NJ Sales and Use Tax Relief for Tattooing and Cosmetic Makeup Services in Reconstructive Breast Surgery
    The New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee approved a bill, A-4526, that provides a sales tax exemption for permanent cosmetic make-up services provided in conjunction with reconstructive breast surgery.  The new law, known as…
  • Mar 31

    Tax Preparer Barred from Preparing Return

    Tax Preparer Barred from Preparing Return
    The Department of Justice has announced that Keisha Stewart, a Plantation, FL tax preparer, has been barred from preparing federal tax returns for others.  On March 20, 2014, a federal court in Ft. Lauderdale entered a final judgment of…
  • Mar 26

    Laid Off? Severance Compensation is Subject to Social Security and Medicare Tax (FICA)

    Laid Off? Severance Compensation is Subject to Social Security and Medicare Tax (FICA)
    The hotly contested severance compensation, tax dispute has been resolved and it’s a victory for the government.  The nations’ highest court has spoken:  Severance pay is subject to FICA tax. Many tax attorneys filed…
Rank this Week: 3686

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/
  • Apr 1

    Conditional Dismissal – New Program for New Jersey First time Offenders on Criminal Charge

    Conditional Dismissal – New Program for New Jersey First time Offenders on Criminal Charge
    First time offenders now have  new option in New Jersey with the new Conditional Dismissal program for minor offenses in municipal court. The new law establishes a conditional dismissal program in the municipal courts for eligible…
  • Jan 10

    New Jersey Expungement — Clearing Your Record

    New Jersey Expungement — Clearing Your Record
    Having an arrest or conviction on your record can lead to many headaches down the road. Applying to schools and searching for jobs is much tougher for those with a criminal record, even if the offense was something as trivial as violating a…
  • Dec 31

    Workplace Accidents and Negligence: Workers’ Compensation Benefits When You Cause Your Own Injury

    Workplace Accidents and Negligence: Workers’ Compensation Benefits When You Cause Your Own Injury
    On December 4, 2013, a man (name withheld) died in an accident at his place of work, an Amazon packaging center. He was 57, a temporary worker at the New Jersey facility. The tragic accident which caused his death is important because it…
Rank this Week: 1985

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    As most people familiar with child custody…

    As most people familiar with child custody litigation know, when a trial court decides an award of physical or legal custody, the judge must address the sixteen factors in the custody statute and delineate the reasons for the decision on the…
  • Feb 7

    What is Co-parenting Counselling and How Can it Help?

    What is Co-parenting Counselling and How Can it Help?
    My colleague, Stephanie Newberg, M.Ed., MSW, LCSW wrote a detailed, informative article regarding parenting your children after separation.  As an experience co-parenting counselor, she explains the process and provides tips.  Read…
  • Feb 4

    Who claims the kids?

    Who claims the kids?
    Every year, about this time, the Internal Revenue Service updates its very helpful Publication 504 Divorced or Separated Individuals.  Nothing substitutes for the advice of an experienced accountant and attorney but Publication 504,…
Rank this Week: 4028

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
Rank this Week: 1326

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: 3569

Truck and Bus Accident Lawyers…

Truck and Bus Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers truck and bus accidents. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.truckandbusaccidentlawyers.com/
  • Mar 31

    FMCSA Proposes Use of Electronic Logbooks to Improve Efficiency and Enhance Safety of the Commercial Trucking & Bussing Industrie

    FMCSA Proposes Use of Electronic Logbooks to Improve Efficiency and Enhance Safety of the Commercial Trucking & Bussing Industrie
    Despite federally mandated limits on the number of hours commercial drivers are permitted to work on a daily/weekly basis, impaired driving, including fatigue-related impairment, continues to be a principal cause of serious accidents. …
  • Mar 6

    Bus vs. Tractor Trailer Accident Takes Life of NJ Bus Driver

    Bus vs. Tractor Trailer Accident Takes Life of NJ Bus Driver
    A recent crash in West Haven, VT between a tour bus and a jackknifed tractor trailer claimed the life of a New Jersey man.  According to news reports, the tour bus, driven by Darnell Hannah of Millstone, NJ, was en route to the Sugarbush…
  • Feb 25

    Trucking Accidents- Data Shows Fatalities are on the Rise

    Trucking Accidents- Data Shows Fatalities are on the Rise
    Reports issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that the number of fatal trucking accidents increased in 2012 from 3,781 to 3,921; a 3.7 percent increase from 2011.  Due to the sheer mass of these…
Rank this Week: 2873

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

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

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4500

New Jersey Attorney Law Review

New Jersey Attorney Law Review

By Glenn R. Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2842

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

Covers consumer law issues, such as car dealership fraud, pay plan lawsuits, lemon law, and recalls. By Carton and Rudnick.

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

    Criminal Investigation into GM

    Criminal Investigation into GM
    Criminal Investigation into GM Investigation
  • Mar 27

    Size of GM Recall

    Size of GM Recall
    What is the size of the recall An estimate of the size and significance of the recall
  • Mar 27

    GM RECALL

    GM RECALL
    GM RECALL GM RECALL
Rank this Week: 852

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

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

    Directors & Officers Insurance, the FDIC, and the "Insured v. Insured" exclusion

    Directors & Officers Insurance, the FDIC, and the "Insured v. Insured" exclusion
    I heard free-market economist Lawrence Reed speak today at a Foundation for Free Enterprise luncheon.  Mr. Reed made the point that for free markets to function properly, citizens must assign top priority to raising the caliber of their…
  • Mar 3

    Additional Insured Coverage and the Employer's Liability Exclusion

    Additional Insured Coverage and the Employer's Liability Exclusion
    My late Uncle Carmen was an accountant who worked for the IRS.  One tax season, I was grousing about how complicated the 1040 form could be. Uncle Carmen didn’t suffer fools gladly, and, with the veins bulging from his neck,…
  • Feb 8

    Interpreting "Personal Injury" Coverage

    Interpreting "Personal Injury" Coverage
    Every once in a while, I come across a case in which the facts are just so perfect, I can’t not write about them.  Take, for example, the recent Sixth Circuit decision in Stafford v. Jewelers Mutual. A 5.56 carat pink…
Rank this Week: 2649

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Helfand & Associates.

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

    Child Custody in Divorce or Separation

    Child Custody in Divorce or Separation
    CHILD CUSTODY IN DIVORCE OR SEPARATION We all know that children are affected by their parent’s behavior. Staying in a bad marriage or separating has consequences. Parents must give top priority to the protection and well-being of their…
  • Mar 27

    Mediating the Divorce

    Mediating the Divorce
    MEDIATING THE DIVORCE The New Jersey Court Rules require that parties to a divorce have been advised of the option to use mediation to resolve their divorce. Mediation can be done with both parties acting pro se or being unrepresented by…
  • Mar 27

    Divorce and Default Judgment in New Jersey

    Divorce and Default Judgment in New Jersey
    There is no question about the fact that going through a divorce can be draining both emotionally and potentially financially. Many times, individuals feel that they cannot afford an attorney, and so they decide to represent themselves. While…
Rank this Week: 2446

New Jersey Business Dissolution…

New Jersey Business Dissolution Journal

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

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

    Attachment of LLC Interest in Management Dispute

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

    New Jersey LLC Statute Limits Creditors Right

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

    Ownership Stake Conceded in Business Divorce Case

    Ownership Stake Conceded in Business Divorce Case
    Appellate courts usually defer to a trial court’s factual findings in a business divorce case thatmakes it to trial.  Here is a rare decision, however, in which the Appellate Division reversed the factual determinations of the…
Rank this Week: 3631

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
Rank this Week: 2566

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/
  • 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: …
  • Feb 10

    Nursing Home Abuse: Homicide Charge

    Nursing Home Abuse: Homicide Charge
    An Indiana nursing home employee is facing criminal charges including reckless homicide in the death of a resident.  A witness saw the employee abusing the resident and the pathologist determined that the abuse was consistent with the…
  • Jan 30

    Nursing Home Abuse: Medicare Fraud and Hospice

    Nursing Home Abuse: Medicare Fraud and Hospice
    An Illinois hospice executive was charged with federal healthcare fraud for elevating the level of care for hospice patients who resided in the nursing homes that he controlled.  The facts are that this executive trained nurses to look…
Rank this Week: 2056

New York & New Jersey Real Estate…

New York & New Jersey Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Dealing With a Tenant Who Has Breached Its Lease

    Dealing With a Tenant Who Has Breached Its Lease
    As a commercial landlord, one of the considerations one must make is how to deal with a tenant who has failed to live up to the express terms of its lease. A landlord may sometimes seek to work out an amicable solution that allows the tenant…
  • Mar 11

    Injury Accidents and Civil Liability for Commercial Tenant

    Injury Accidents and Civil Liability for Commercial Tenant
    One of the more significant elements of risk for a commercial landlord or tenant is the prospect of a visitor on the property becoming injured. A recent federal court decision ruled that, although the terms of the landlord and tenant's lease…
  • Feb 25

    Enforcing Subrogation Waivers in Commercial Lease

    Enforcing Subrogation Waivers in Commercial Lease
    Subrogation, the equitable remedy available to insurers to seek compensation for payments to an insured as a result of loss caused another party's negligence or other misconduct, factors into most commercial leases. In many cases, the parties…
Rank this Week: 2283

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 25

    The Cost of Obtaining Medical Records Doesn't Need to Be High

    The Cost of Obtaining Medical Records Doesn't Need to Be High
    Why, you ask, are we discussing medical records on a blog devoted to employment law?  Simply because medical issues arise in employment cases, in a variety of contexts.  Disability cases are one example.  Damages issues in many…
  • Mar 4

    EEOC Goes on the Attack Against Severance Agreement

    EEOC Goes on the Attack Against Severance Agreement
    The EEOC has filed suit against the CVS pharmacy chain for ostensibly using "an overly broad severance agreement set forth in five pages of small print.  The agreement interfered with employees' right to file discrimination charges…
Rank this Week: 386

New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bankruptcylawyer-nj.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

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

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

    Mortgage Foreclosure Options In New Jersey

    Mortgage Foreclosure Options In New Jersey
    There are a number of options that may be available to a New Jersey resident who is facing foreclosure. The following is a general list of a mortgage defendants options to foreclosure: actual defense to the complaint; loan modification; short…
  • Feb 27

    Can I Keep My Business In A New Jersey Bankruptcy

    Can I Keep My Business In A New Jersey Bankruptcy
    Typically, everyone that files a personal, individual, bankruptcy in New Jersey, who owns a small business, may keep their business. The bankruptcy laws analyze a business as an asset of the debtor. The debtor can keep any asset in a chapter…
Rank this Week: 3868

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseycpataxlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1881

Bicycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Bicycle Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bicycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    State Law Governing the Duty of Drivers and Pedestrians/Cyclists to Yield

    State Law Governing the Duty of Drivers and Pedestrians/Cyclists to Yield
    The obligation to yield to person’s crossing the public streets in NJ depends upon the factual circumstances.  Relevant considerations include whether the location is controlled by a traffic signal, the existence of a marked…
  • Mar 18

    New Technology to Advance Cycling Safety

    New Technology to Advance Cycling Safety
    The New York Times posted an excellent blog recently outlining several devices designed to enhance the safety of cyclists.  Amongst them are a bike horn which is as loud as the horn on an automobile to help remove the dangers oblivious…
  • Mar 6

    SRAM and Shimano Announce Voluntary Recall of Road Bike Disc Braking System

    SRAM and Shimano Announce Voluntary Recall of Road Bike Disc Braking System
    Braking systems for road bikes have traditionally utilized lever actuated brakes which squeeze the brake pads against the rims to provide friction to stop the bicycle.  Disc brakes – a relatively long-term staple in mountain bikes…
Rank this Week: 2811

NJ Land Use and Environmental Law…

NJ Land Use and Environmental Law Blog

Covers New Jersey land use and environmental laws, rules, court decisions and government policies. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.nj-landuselaw.com/
  • Mar 19

    N.J. Supreme Court Issues Decision on COAH Motion to Extend its Time for Adopting New Regulation

    N.J. Supreme Court Issues Decision on COAH Motion to Extend its Time for Adopting New Regulation
    By: Stephen Eisdorfer, Esq. On March 14, 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) to adopt new regulations establishing municipal fair share housing obligations no later than October 22,…
  • Sep 24

    Appellate Division Invalidates 20-Acre Downzoning

    Appellate Division Invalidates 20-Acre Downzoning
    By: Thomas F. Carroll, III, Esq. On August 29, 2013, the Appellate Division reversed a trial court decision in Griepenburg v. Ocean Township and invalidated 20-acre zoning, ruling that no environmental features justified the…
  • Aug 9

    In Eminent Domain, Statutory Construction Reigns Supreme

    In Eminent Domain, Statutory Construction Reigns Supreme
    By: Cameron W. MacLeod, Esq. Under New Jersey law, public utilities are afforded the ability to exercise eminent domain by statute. Railroads are included in the general class of public utilities, and also have their own separate statute by…
Rank this Week: 2733

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: 1628

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 14

    Excellent Guide on International Estate and Inheritance Taxe

    Excellent Guide on International Estate and Inheritance Taxe
    While I have not had a chance to review it thoroughly to confirm its accuracy, I note that the accounting firm, Ernst & Young, has posted a detailed analysis of the estate and inheritance tax laws of almost every country in this…
  • Mar 10

    Calculating NJ Executor Commission

    Calculating NJ Executor Commission
    From time to time, people ask me about executor's commissions and trustee's commissions in New Jersey.  Because it is a bit complex, I have broken it down into two posts and I will focus on commissions for executors and administrators…
  • Mar 10

    Calculating Trustee Commissions in NJ

    Calculating Trustee Commissions in NJ
    From time to time, people ask me how executor's commissions and trustee's commissions should be calculated.  I have already written a post on calculating executor and administrator commissions, so this post will focus on Trustee…
Rank this Week: 2761

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

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

http://vandrew.com/
  • Mar 8

    Trust Protectors: Keeping Things Flexible

    Trust Protectors: Keeping Things Flexible
    As mentioned in a prior post, nowadays many of my clients choose to leave assets to their loved ones in a Bloodline (a/k/a Dynasty) Trust. As mentioned in that prior post, leaving an inheritance this way has tax benefits and also protects the…
  • Jan 6

    Dynasty Trusts & Bloodline Trusts: Getting a Basis Step-Up

    Dynasty Trusts & Bloodline Trusts: Getting a Basis Step-Up
    In a prior post, I spoke about many of the benefits of establishing a Dynasty Trust (also called a Bloodline Trust) for your children’s inheritances. You can reread the original post to learn of the major benefits, but in summary they…
  • Dec 21

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    This is just a short post to say Happy Holidays to all friends and clients of the firm. We look forward to serving you in the New Year!
Rank this Week: 3283

Employment Law Blog

Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.pa-nj-employmentlaw.com/
  • Mar 6

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

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

    College Football Players Attempt to Unionize

    College Football Players Attempt to Unionize
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com) To continue with sports/labor theme, I want to discuss a unique labor law issue that arose just this January:  Can student athlete unionize? Football players at Northwestern University,…
  • Feb 17

    NFL Cheerleaders file FLSA Claim

    NFL Cheerleaders file FLSA Claim
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com) NFL cheerleaders have recently filed two lawsuits against their NFL football team employers, alleging that the football teams failed to compensate them for actual hours worked and provided…
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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/
  • Mar 4

    Court Finds Facebook Post a Breach of Confidentiality Agreement

    Court Finds Facebook Post a Breach of Confidentiality Agreement
    KEEP IT QUIET MEANS KEEP IT QUIET We frequently advise clients to be mindful of what they post on social media, particularly when they are involved in litigation with a current or former employer. Unfortunately, Mr. Patrick Snay learned…
  • Jan 4

    Anti-Bullying Laws May Soon Be the New Frontier in Employment Law

    Anti-Bullying Laws May Soon Be the New Frontier in Employment Law
    According to management attorney Harold Kurman, anti-bullying legislation will be coming to a workplace near you in the not so distant future. As it stands today, it is perfectly legal for employers, supervisors, and coworkers to engage in…
  • Dec 9

    NJ Senator Introduces Bill to Protect Interns from Discrimination

    NJ Senator Introduces Bill to Protect Interns from Discrimination
    On December 5, 2013, New Jersey State Senator Nia H. Gill introduced a bill to extend protection against workplace discrimination and retaliation to unpaid interns. This bill fills a gap in the law which left unpaid interns without any…
Rank this Week: 4841

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/
  • Feb 13

    NJ DWI First Offense Case

    NJ DWI First Offense Case
    As a New Jersey DWI lawyer, my goal is always to do the best job for my client, which means seeking to get the DWI dismissed. If that cannot be accomplished based on the circumstances of the case, then the next goal is to seek a reduction of…
  • Jan 3

    New Jersey DWI defense strategy: When other serious charges may affect your outcome

    New Jersey DWI defense strategy: When other serious charges may affect your outcome
    A New Jersey DWI charge is very serious and has significant consequences if you are convicted. As a result, your defense must be thoroughly planned and executed to obtain the best results possible. It is always the goal of the qualified DWI…
  • Dec 16

    NJ DWI Breath Testing Fallacy

    NJ DWI Breath Testing Fallacy
    New Jersey DWI breath testing is not reliable and should be challenged by a qualified DWI lawyer. "So, what you're telling us is that the world is round, even though we all believe it is flat." That is essentially what the judge said, who…
Rank this Week: 4669

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

Covers probate, elder law and litigation topics. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar Wed, May 7

    Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar Wed, May 7
    Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar          Wed, May 7  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM New Jersey Law Center One Constitution Square New Brunswick, NJ 08901  Includes a…
  • Feb 9

    Ken Vercammen joined the AARP Legal Services Network in 2013

    Ken Vercammen joined the AARP Legal Services Network in 2013
    Ken Vercammen Esq. of Edison joined the AARP Legal Services Network in 2013The AARP Legal Services Network was established by the AARP in response to membership needs. The AARP recognized that many people over the age of 50 have legal matters…
  • Jan 25

    Removing the Executor of a Probate Estate in Somerset County

    Removing the Executor of a Probate Estate in Somerset County
    Removing the Executor of a Probate Estate in Somerset CountyBy Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq.         In New Jersey, the court and surrogate do not supervise how an executor or administrator handles the…
Rank this Week: 4340

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 25

    New Jersey Tenant Problem: What to do when a tenant who owes rent claims Constructive Eviction

    New Jersey Tenant Problem: What to do when a tenant who owes rent claims Constructive Eviction
    A few weeks ago, one of our clients encountered a common problem. The problem was that her tenant had attempted to cancel the lease several months before its expiration, claiming that his reason for doing so was that there was mold in the…
  • Oct 4

    New Jersey Rent Control Epidemic Spreads to Neptune Township

    New Jersey Rent Control Epidemic Spreads to Neptune Township
    Our office previously reported on the law concerning New Jersey Rent increases. For landlords in towns that have not instituted rent control, the only requirement is that the landlord must prove that the rent increase being sought is not…
Rank this Week: 2141

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/
  • Feb 5

    Distribute by March 6, 2014 to Reduce High Estate & Trust Income Taxe

    Distribute by March 6, 2014 to Reduce High Estate & Trust Income Taxe
    In 2013, for estates and trusts, the 39.6% income tax rate as well as the 3.8% NII tax kicks in at $11,950 of income. That’s not very high. And don’t forget, you don’t need $11,950 of investment income to pay the NII tax. If…
  • Feb 5

    Israel now Taxing US Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie

    Israel now Taxing US Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie
    Beginning January 1, 2014, Israel is taxing any trust anywhere in the world that has an Israeli resident beneficiary. There are two types of Israeli Beneficiary Trusts. A Relatives Trust (or Family Trust) is a trust where the settlor is the…
  • Jan 8

    Avoid NJ DOL Audits- S-Corp Owners Should Take Reasonable Compensation

    Avoid NJ DOL Audits- S-Corp Owners Should Take Reasonable Compensation
    In an S-Corporation, a popular choice of tax entity among businesses, an owner who works for the company is required to take wages. How much of the company’s income is classified as wages versus S Corp. income (reported to the owner on…
Rank this Week: 491

Television, Film & Music Law Blog

Television, Film & Music Law Blog

Covers legal issues and legal developments affecting television, film and music production. By Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC.

http://www.filmproductionlawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    May A Producer Of Adult Content Sue Users Who Jointly Download Using BitTorrent?

    May A Producer Of Adult Content Sue Users Who Jointly Download Using BitTorrent?
    There have been a number of cases in which federal courts have been addressing the issue of peer to peer downloads of adult content. Most of the cases allege copyright infringement on a joint basis, i.e., that all the defendants who…
  • Jan 28

    Can the Estate of a Person Who is Deceased Enforce that Person’s Right of Publicity?

    Can the Estate of a Person Who is Deceased Enforce that Person’s Right of Publicity?
    Marilyn Monroe passed away in 1962.  Her estate has zealously enforced her trademark and other intellectual property rights from those who would infringe upon it.  However, there are other common law rights that might apply, such as…
  • Jan 20

    Do internships at profit-making industries need to be paid?

    Do internships at profit-making industries need to be paid?
    Do internships at profit-making industries need to be paid? That question is currently being considered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The matter is on appeal from the decision of the Federal District Court for…
Rank this Week: 3948

Nonprofit Law Info Blog

Nonprofit Law Info Blog

By Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC. Covers legal developments affecting nonprofit organizations.

http://www.nonprofitlawinfoblog.com/
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Construction Law Info Blog

Construction Law Info Blog

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

http://www.constructionlawinfoblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3966

NJ Business Law Blog

NJ Business Law Blog

Covers legal developments in New Jersey business law. By Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC.

http://www.njbusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1375

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/
  • Feb 3

    Disabled Walmart Employee Deprived of His Day In Court Due to Statute of Limitation

    Disabled Walmart Employee Deprived of His Day In Court Due to Statute of Limitation
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently determined that a plan may contract to a particular limitations period even one that starts to run before the cause of action accrues as long as the period is "reasonable". The Hartford plan provided…
  • Feb 3

    CIGNA Ordered to Pay Disabled Claimant a Surcharge Remedy

    CIGNA Ordered to Pay Disabled Claimant a Surcharge Remedy
    Rochow v. LINA 2013 FED APP. 0338P(6th Cir 2013). In a groundbreaking decision, the 6th Circuit awarded the Rochow's estate both disability benefits due plus equitable relief under 502(a)(3). Rochow had been due the benefits since 2002, but…
  • Jul 22

    A Revised Manual That Will Change the Handling of Mental Illness Disability Claim

    A Revised Manual That Will Change the Handling of Mental Illness Disability Claim
    Often times, we are approached by clients who are denied disability claims because of mental health issues (i.e., posttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety, or major depressive disorder). The main reason why these clients are denied…
Rank this Week: 4309

Internet Law Info Blog

Internet Law Info Blog

Covers legal developments involving new technologies and the Internet. By Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC.

http://www.internetlawinfoblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1374

Internet Defamation Law Blog

Internet Defamation Law Blog

Covers the law of Internet Defamation. By Nissenbaum Law Group.

http://www.internetdefamationlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4437

Foreclosure Defense Law Blog

Foreclosure Defense Law Blog

Covers foreclosure procedures and legal defenses available to debtors. By the Nissenbaum Law Group.

http://www.foreclosuredefenselawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4438

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/
  • Jan 27

    The Differences Between Franchising and Licensing a Busine

    The Differences Between Franchising and Licensing a Busine
    In this podcast, Adam Siegelheim, Shareholder in Stark & Stark’s Franchise Group, discusses the differences between franchising and licensing a business, and which option may be best for you.  You can listen to the full…
  • Aug 21

    The Importance of Including an Item 19 in your Franchise Disclosure Document

    The Importance of Including an Item 19 in your Franchise Disclosure Document
    In this installment of the Franchise Law Podcast series, Adam Siegelheim, Shareholder in Stark & Stark’s Franchise Group, interviews Steve Beagelman, President of SMB Franchise Advisors. Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Beeagelman discuss an…
  • Nov 11

    Stark & Stark Shareholder Presents Seminar Discussing Rules and Regulations for Community Association

    Stark & Stark Shareholder Presents Seminar Discussing Rules and Regulations for Community Association
    On October 22, 2011, I was a panelist at the New Jersey Chapter of Community Associations Institute Annual Expo. The seminar focused on Rules and Regulations for community associations. Particularly, the seminar focused how best to reconcile…
Rank this Week: 1144