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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
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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: 217

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/
  • Jul 18

    "Release and Refunding Bond" and the Right to an Accounting

    "Release and Refunding Bond" and the Right to an Accounting
    Prior to receiving a distribution from an Estate, the Executor will often require a beneficiary to sign a “Release and Refunding Bond.” A potential impact of the “Release and Refunding Bond,” which must be considered…
  • Jul 17

    Shareholder Thomas S. Onder to Co-Chair Panel Discussion at ICSC Next Generation Conference

    Shareholder Thomas S. Onder to Co-Chair Panel Discussion at ICSC Next Generation Conference
    Shareholder Thomas S. Onder, member of Stark & Stark's Commercial, Retail and Industrial Real Estate Group, will co-chair a panel discussion on the legal challenges and negotiation strategies within retail leasing at the ICSC…
  • Jul 17

    New Jersey Legislature Passes Alimony Reform Bill

    New Jersey Legislature Passes Alimony Reform Bill
    Both the New Jersey Assembly and Senate passed an alimony reform bill that has been in the works for two and a half years. The bill is currently awaiting Gov. Christie's signature. The proposed law eliminates the term "permanent" alimony and…
Rank this Week: 397

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 410

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
  • Jul 16

    Video: Allen Talks About Efforts to Increase Participation of Women in Public Service

    Video: Allen Talks About Efforts to Increase Participation of Women in Public Service
    Senator Diane Allen (R-7) appeared on Comcast Newsmakers with host Robert Traynham to talk about efforts to increase the participation of women in public service and elected office. Click here to view the video.
  • Jul 10

    Guadagno Signs into Law Bucco Bill to Create ‘Military Appreciation Month’

    Guadagno Signs into Law Bucco Bill to Create ‘Military Appreciation Month’
    Acting Governor Kim Guadagno signed into law Senator Anthony Bucco’s legislation (Senate bill 1607) to make May “Military Appreciation Month” in New Jersey. Senator Bucco said: “It is with great pride that we all rally…
  • Jul 10

    Kyrillos: Today, Why Are We Not Passing Sick-Leave Payout Reform?

    Kyrillos: Today, Why Are We Not Passing Sick-Leave Payout Reform?
    Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth),  a prime sponsor of legislation to reform public employee sick-leave payouts,  said it’s shameful that Senate Democratic leaders scheduled a voting session today without a vote on any…
Rank this Week: 492

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/
  • Jul 17

    FINRA Announces Arbitration Task Force

    FINRA Announces Arbitration Task Force
    FINRA announced today the formation of a 13-member Arbitration Task Force to consider possible enhancements to its arbitration forum to improve the transparency, impartiality and efficiency of FINRA's securities arbitration forum for all…
  • Jul 15

    Citigroup 7 Billion Dollar Mortgage Backed Securities Settlement

    Citigroup 7 Billion Dollar Mortgage Backed Securities Settlement
    Citigroup Inc. (C) agreed to pay $7 billion in fines and consumer relief to resolve government claims that it misled investors about the quality of mortgage-backed bonds sold before the 2008 financial crisis. The bank took a $3.7 billion…
  • Jul 14

    Jennifer Pacella: Bounties for Bad Behavior: Rewarding Culpable Whistleblowers under the Dodd-Frank Act and Internal Revenue Code

    Jennifer Pacella: Bounties for Bad Behavior: Rewarding Culpable Whistleblowers under the Dodd-Frank Act and Internal Revenue Code
    Abstract:     In 2012, Bradley Birkenfeld received a $104 million reward or “bounty” from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) for blowing the whistle on his employer, UBS, which facilitated a major…
Rank this Week: 498

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
  • Jul 18

    How to Seek Wrongful Death Damages for Loss of Consortium, Companionship, and Parental Support

    How to Seek Wrongful Death Damages for Loss of Consortium, Companionship, and Parental Support
    A wrongful death action is a legal action brought by survivors of a person who died because of another person or another entity's negligence. These actions are filed not to compensate for the injury suffered by the deceased, but to compensate…
  • Jul 16

    Common Wrongful Death Defenses and How to Respond

    Common Wrongful Death Defenses and How to Respond
    A wrongful death action compensates surviving family members for damages they suffer after the death of a loved one. However, a death does not automatically mean that there are grounds for a wrongful death action. You must establish that…
  • Jul 15

    What is a letter of protection from an attorney?

    What is a letter of protection from an attorney?
    What is a letter of protection from an attorney? A letter of protection is a document that helps persons who have suffered injuries in an accident get help with medical treatment costs. It is one of multiple letters that a law firm can send…
Rank this Week: 568

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • May 13

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation

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

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

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

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA
    Just out today is the court's decision in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc.  The issue was whether severance payments constituted taxable wages subject to FICA.  The Court's analysis is - how can I put this politely? - a bit…
Rank this Week: 609

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 17

    ABA BLAWG 100 – PLEASE NOMINATE THE NEW JERSEY FAMILY LEGAL BLOG

    ABA BLAWG 100 – PLEASE NOMINATE THE NEW JERSEY FAMILY LEGAL BLOG
    We have been writing the New Jersey Family Legal Blog since 2008.  The writing has been a labor of love for us and has been very well received.  Aside from the satisfaction of seeing that thousands of people read the blog each…
  • Jul 9

    THE DAY “DADDY” BECAME “DAD” – CHILDHOOD GOES BY QUICKLY

    THE DAY “DADDY” BECAME “DAD” – CHILDHOOD GOES BY QUICKLY
    I experienced a bittersweet moment this weekend.  My family was away for the holiday weekend (the weekend before my daughter’s 11th birthday), and she had a friend with her.  All of a sudden, gone was “daddy” only…
  • Jul 1

    A CHANGE IS GONNA COME – NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE OVERWHELMINGLY PASSES ALIMONY REFORM BILL

    A CHANGE IS GONNA COME – NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE OVERWHELMINGLY PASSES ALIMONY REFORM BILL
    After almost three years of legislative discussions, negotiations, arguments, and the like, alimony reform is coming to New Jersey in what is turning out to be light speed.  Late last week, the New Jersey State Assembly unanimously…
Rank this Week: 615

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: 622

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: 628

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 21

    ERISA Class Action Settlement Results in Business Reforms (Not Payment)

    ERISA Class Action Settlement Results in Business Reforms (Not Payment)
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Inc. (Horizon) will alter its business practices and pay $2.5 million in attorney’s fees under the terms of a class action settlement approved in federal court last week. The suit alleged the…
  • Jul 18

    SEC’s Social Media Guidance Recognizes Required Disclosures Often Exceed 140 Character

    SEC’s Social Media Guidance Recognizes Required Disclosures Often Exceed 140 Character
    Businesses are increasingly using social media to interact with current and potential clients. However, some industries must tread carefully to avoid running afoul of existing regulations, which often do not reflect the new technology.…
  • Jul 17

    Insider-Trading Streak Ends With Rajaratnam Acquittal

    Insider-Trading Streak Ends With Rajaratnam Acquittal
    Rengan Rajaratnam will not suffer the same fate as his younger brother, Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam. A federal jury recently cleared him of insider- trading charges. The trial loss brings U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's five-year…
Rank this Week: 765

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/
  • Jul 1

    Motorcyclist Critically Injured in New Jersey Crash

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

    Preventing Bicycle Accident Injuries This Summer

    Preventing Bicycle Accident Injuries This Summer
    Summertime is a great time to get around New Jersey on your bike. You can stay fit, have fun, and save money. However, bicycling in New Jersey can prove dangerous if you are not careful. Make sure you always wear a helmet and exercise safe…
  • May 28

    New Jersey’s Weirdest Historical Tourist Attraction

    New Jersey’s Weirdest Historical Tourist Attraction
    History buffs have a lot to love in New Jersey. One of the thirteen original colonies, the state’s reputation as the “Crossroads of the American Revolution” is founded on battlefields, historical houses, and other sites…
Rank this Week: 833

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/
  • Jul 21

    Today, President Obama will sign an Executive Order banning LGBT discrimination

    Today, President Obama will sign an Executive Order banning LGBT discrimination
    According to a Friday report from Cynthia L. Hackerott at Wolters Kluwer, President Obama will sign an Executive Order today banning discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. Last month, I blogged here that the White…
  • Jul 18

    Can a NJ company legally shorten the statute of limitations on employment claims?

    Can a NJ company legally shorten the statute of limitations on employment claims?
    Let's assume that you operate a business in New Jersey. And you get to thinking:"What if we put a provision in our employment application, by which a job applicant waives the two-year statute of limitations applicable to most workplace claims…
  • Jul 17

    Court: No need to accommodate employee who shows up drunk on Mike's Hard Lemonade

    Court: No need to accommodate employee who shows up drunk on Mike's Hard Lemonade
    Hey there, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. This Americans with Disabilities Act failure-to-accomodate opinion right here. You had me at "Ortiz reported to work on April 5, 2010, carrying…
Rank this Week: 934

Construction Litigation Law Blog

Construction Litigation Law Blog

Covers cmmunity associations, EIFS, construction litigation and construction news. By the Construction Litigation Group of Stark & Stark.

http://blog.njeifs.com/
Rank this Week: 993

New Jersey Estate Planning &…

New Jersey Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers business law and planning, elder law, estate planning, and probate and estate administration. By Deirdre Wheatley-Liss.

http://www.njelderlawestateplanning.com/
  • Apr 2

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing
    A common plan among our married clients is to leave their property to their spouse, either outright or in trust - oft-referred to as the “I Love You” Will. Sometimes, love is lost and the couple divorces. We recommend our clients…
  • Mar 25

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking at a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a…
  • Mar 25

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Leins - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Leins - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a share? First,…
Rank this Week: 1085

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/
  • Jul 18

    Kansas Tax Cut Leads To Greater Deficit Than Anticipated

    Kansas Tax Cut Leads To Greater Deficit Than Anticipated
    In 2012, Kansas lawmakers passed a large income tax cut that was intended to reduce revenue from taxes by a little more than 10 percent, according to Josh Barro writing for The New York Times. Gov. Sam Brownback said at the time that these…
  • Jul 16

    New Jersey Gives $260 Million Tax Break To Holtec International

    New Jersey Gives $260 Million Tax Break To Holtec International
    Making a surprising move amid the state's budget crisis, New Jersey officials approved the third-largest economic subsidy in their state's history on July 10, according to The Star-Ledger. The package of tax credits - worth $260 million over…
  • Jul 14

    New Congressional Report Highlights Tax Inversion

    New Congressional Report Highlights Tax Inversion
    Most U.S. politicians agree that the tax code should be dramatically revamped, but little has been done so far to accomplish this goal. In an attempt to spur reform, Rep. Sandy Levin, D-Michigan, published a report examining the corporate…
Rank this Week: 1094

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli…

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Blog

Covers New Jersey elder law and estate planning.

http://www.dvanarelli.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1243

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/
  • Jul 18

    Subaru Lemon Law Class Action

    Subaru Lemon Law Class Action
    A class action has been file for Subaru Owners who have engine problems where oil is burned excessively. You can file your own lawsuit and have your own case against the manufacturer if you so desire. The case was filed in Federal Court in…
  • Jun 25

    GM Whistle Blower Allegation

    GM Whistle Blower Allegation
    Business week article BusinessWeek magazine did an article in the most recent addition about the internal problems at General Motors and the claims of a whistle-blower. This is excellent article addressing the internal problems that…
  • Jun 1

    Lemon Law Car

    Lemon Law Car
    New Jersey Lemon Law unit The state of New Jersey has a location where consumers can file a claim under New Jersey lemon law receive an expedited procedure. The specific locations called the lemon Law unit. The lemon Law unit keeps track of…
Rank this Week: 1359

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1457

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Jul 8

    New York Court of Appeals Upholds Municipal Authority to Ban Fracking

    New York Court of Appeals Upholds Municipal Authority to Ban Fracking
    New York’s highest court dealt a blow to the hydrofracking industry on June 30 when it upheld, in a consolidated opinion in Matter of Wallach v. Town of Dryden and Cooperstown Holstein Corp. v. Town of Middlefield, the authority of…
  • Jun 25

    NJDEP Clarifies Obligation to Remediate Contamination from Historic Pesticide Use

    NJDEP Clarifies Obligation to Remediate Contamination from Historic Pesticide Use
    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has more formally confirmed the scope of the responsibility to address historic pesticide use on commercial and industrial properties: namely that a party need not remediate historic…
  • Jun 23

    New York Legislators PASS Extension of State Brownfield TAX CREDITS

    New York Legislators PASS Extension of State Brownfield TAX CREDITS
    In the waning hours of this year's legislative session, the New York State Assembly and Senate have passed identical bills extending the sunset date for tax credits under the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program from December 31, 2015 to…
Rank this Week: 1460

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
  • Jul 21

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Forget "Time Management"

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Forget "Time Management"
    I'm officially back in the office, but I'm working on catching up on all of the emails I missed while I was on holiday! So I'm bringing you the latest rainmaking recommendation from expert Jaimie Field, which she published last week. *** I…
  • Jul 16

    Sleepless in the Saddle: Finding time to market when there's no time to sleep

    Sleepless in the Saddle: Finding time to market when there's no time to sleep
    As I'm still out on holidays, I'm bringing you a fabulous guest post today from my friend, Chris Kirby, President of PCT Solutions.  *** Over the more than 15 years I’ve been coaching and/or training attorneys and other…
  • Jul 15

    ILN Firm of the Month - McDonald Hopkins LLC, Ohio!

    ILN Firm of the Month - McDonald Hopkins LLC, Ohio!
     We're excited to announce this month's Firm of the Month, McDonald Hopkins LLC of Ohio!          …
Rank this Week: 1495

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 18

    Considering the dangers of social media

    Considering the dangers of social media
    On a typical day, how many times do you use social media?  People scroll through Facebook updates while riding the train.  Others use Instagram to post pictures of their vacations, their kids, their pets and even their dinner.…
  • Jul 18

    Do you enjoy our blog?

    Do you enjoy our blog?
    If so, please consider nominating us for the American Bar Association Journal "Blawg 100 Amici."You can nominate us here.  The form requests your name, email address, employer or school, city and a reason you are a fan of our blog.Our…
  • Jun 13

    Hey Dad - I don't want to have a relationship with you, but pay for my expensive college

    Hey Dad - I don't want to have a relationship with you, but pay for my expensive college
    In New Jersey, as most people know, there is no automatic emancipation of a child from a parent's obligation to pay child support, when the child graduates from high school.  In fact, divorce and separated parents can be ordered by a New…
Rank this Week: 1568

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Jul 17

    Truck and Commercial Vehicle Accident

    Truck and Commercial Vehicle Accident
    Trucks and commercial vehicles are a part of everyday life.  No matter what road you are driving on, the chances are good that you will see a tractor trailer or some other truck sharing the roadway with you.  Most truck drivers are…
  • Jul 11

    Lawyers Now Allowed to Search Social Media Sites of Juror

    Lawyers Now Allowed to Search Social Media Sites of Juror
    The American Bar Association has determined that it is ethical for lawyers to search the internet for publicly available information on citizens called for jury duty — and even jurors in deliberations. The ABA issued its report in April…
  • Jul 3

    Going, and Coming and Going Again....Commuting Injuries in Workers' Compensation Case

    Going, and Coming and Going Again....Commuting Injuries in Workers' Compensation Case
    Cases where employees are injured between parking their cars and entering their employer’s place of business are numerous.  “Going and Coming” cases have been decided over the years with courts making decisions that…
Rank this Week: 1578

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: 1608

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1636

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 2

    Nice Article on the Basics of ILIT

    Nice Article on the Basics of ILIT
    A colleague of mine, David Saltzman, has written a nice article on the Basics of Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts.  As he points out, setting up a life insurance trust is a great way to minimize your estate tax liability and it can be…
  • May 26

    Pennsylvania Same Sex Married Couples No Longer Have to Pay Inheritance Tax

    Pennsylvania Same Sex Married Couples No Longer Have to Pay Inheritance Tax
    On May 20, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge John Jones III declared that Pennsylvania's laws banning same sex marriage was unconstitutional.  Besides the practical implication that same sex couples in Pennsylvania may now get…
Rank this Week: 1684

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Jul 9

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred
    By now, everyone has heard about the $10 million defamation lawsuit filed against ESPN by a disgruntled NY Yankees “fan” who became the butt of a joke after falling asleep during a Yankees–Red Sox game this past April. The…
  • Jun 26

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century
    The proverbial ink wasn’t even dry from yesterday’s recap of Edward Snowden’s chilling account of the extent to which the government can literally take control of any cellular phone, when the Supreme Court of the United…
  • Jun 25

    Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone

    Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone
    Although the U.S. government probably wants us to think it’s yesterday’s news, last month NBC News broadcast an exclusive hour-long interview with Brian Williams and the most wanted man in the world—Edward Snowden—in…
Rank this Week: 1846

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/
  • Jun 13

    New Jersey Property Tax Sale Certificates and Foreclosure

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

    New Jersey Lemon Law - Protection for New Vehicle

    New Jersey Lemon Law - Protection for New Vehicle
    Purchasing a new car is a major financial investment. Consumers incur high costs to purchase a vehicle and even higher costs to repair defects. Understanding the economic impact, New Jersey's Legislature passed the New Jersey Lemon Law Act.…
  • May 30

    New Jersey's Anti Retaliation Law

    New Jersey's Anti Retaliation Law
    New Jersey employees in the private sector and many in the public sector are known as at-will employees. This means that employees may be fired at any time, for any reason, or for no reason. Employees, however, cannot be fired for…
Rank this Week: 1860

Burn Pit Claims

Burn Pit Claims

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

http://burnpitclaims.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 15

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

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

    US VA Opens Burn Pit Registry

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

    US Supreme Court Set to Announce Decision in Burn Pit Case

    US Supreme Court Set to Announce Decision in Burn Pit Case
    The Scotus Blog is reporting  that the US Supreme Court may be announcing its decision on KBR's application to appeal on Monday.  The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Burn Pit Lawsuit could go forward and KBR is…
Rank this Week: 1872

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

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

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ

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

    Power-of-Attorney Restricted in Divorce Case

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

    Expectations During a Divorce

    Expectations During a Divorce
    One of the biggest causes of anxiety for people considering a divorce is the unknown expectations about the process.  Elinor Robin explains in this Huffington Post article about some expectations to have: Expect the courts to move in…
Rank this Week: 1890

The Jersey Lawyer

The Jersey Lawyer

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

http://yournjlawyer.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 2

    NJ Supreme Court Okays Late Substitution of Juror

    NJ Supreme Court Okays Late Substitution of Juror
    In State v. Ross, decided on June 24, 2014, the New Jersey State Supreme Court held that it did not constitute “plain error” for a judge to order a jury that had declared itself to be at an impasse to continue deliberating. …
Rank this Week: 2046

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2069

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: 2109

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/
  • Jun 24

    Vauling Closely Held Businesses Under New Jersey Law - What's it Worth?

    Vauling Closely Held Businesses Under New Jersey Law - What's it Worth?
    What is my business worth?  You say $100,000, she says $1,000,000.  Whether arguing with an irate spouse in the context of a divorce case or a business partner in a partnership dispute, the answer is often difficult and expensive to…
  • May 10

    New Jersey Appeals Court Clarifies Requirements for Debt Purchasers Suing on Credit Card Debt

    New Jersey Appeals Court Clarifies Requirements for Debt Purchasers Suing on Credit Card Debt
    In an unpublished decision, a New Jersey appeals court clarified the legal requirements that credit card debt purchasers must meet in order to pursue collection from consumer account holders. Main Street Acquisition Corp. v. Nemeth (App.…
  • May 1

    Mortgage Lender Whacked for $54,000 in Legal Fees in Botched Foreclosure Case

    Mortgage Lender Whacked for $54,000 in Legal Fees in Botched Foreclosure Case
    In a recent unpublished decision, the New Jersey Appellate Division upheld a trial court's sanctioning HSBC more than $54,000 due to the bank's filing of a foreclosure suit without being able to prove that it holds the proper chain of title…
Rank this Week: 2136

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Features case law, legislative enactments and news about New Jersey divorce and matrimonial developments. By Charles C. Abut.

http://www.njdivorceblog.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 2236

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

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

http://vandrew.com/
  • Jun 12

    Inherited IRAs held by Supreme Court NOT to be Asset Protected

    Inherited IRAs held by Supreme Court NOT to be Asset Protected
    Many of us in the estate planning field have been following Clark v. Rameker, a case regarding Inherited IRAs. Today, the US Supreme Court finally issued its opinion. This case involved a party (Ruth Heffron) declaring bankruptcy. One of the…
  • May 16

    Drafting Wills & Trusts: Class on June 4

    Drafting Wills & Trusts: Class on June 4
    On Wednesday, June 4, I’ll be teaching a continuing education class on estate planning in Atlantic City for attorneys, CPAs, and CFPs. Credit will be given for all three professions. Follow the link below for more info and to register.…
  • Apr 25

    Joint Real Estate: Tax and Mortgage Deduction

    Joint Real Estate: Tax and Mortgage Deduction
    Joint ownership of real estate is very common (as is joint payment of mortgage interest and taxes). Normally, with married couples, the deductions relating to property taxes and mortgage interest for the property are taken on the…
Rank this Week: 2247

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 16

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

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

    Gay and Lesbian Partners- Problems if No Estate Planning

    Gay and Lesbian Partners- Problems if No Estate Planning
    In the absence of a marriage, Will or other legal arrangement to distribute property at death, your partner does not receive your assets and cannot administer your estate. The result can be lengthy delays and other problems. Individuals in…
  • 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 …
Rank this Week: 2319

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/
  • Jul 14

    Domestic Partners: Do it New Jersey’s way or NJ says, “No Way”

    Domestic Partners: Do it New Jersey’s way or NJ says, “No Way”
    The Tax Court ruled against a plaintiff that claimed she was a domestic partner of the decedents and exempt from Inheritance Tax as a Class A beneficiary. The Story: Claudette Lugano and Armin Lovi lived together from at least 2003 until his…
  • Jul 13

    Creative Advanced Divorce Tax Tip – Monetizing NOL

    Creative Advanced Divorce Tax Tip – Monetizing NOL
    When a couple divorces, there is value to a Net Operating Loss(NOL) of the business owner spouse. The tax benefit of the NOL must be considered when valuing all the marital assets,
  • Jul 9

    New Options for Foreign Bank Account Owner

    New Options for Foreign Bank Account Owner
    New Options Available for Foreign Bank Owners- Major Changes to the Overseas Voluntary Disclosure Program to avoid criminal prosecution and pay a lower penalty
Rank this Week: 2327

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: 2392

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

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

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

    Cranfords are the First Manufactured Marijuana Cigarette

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

    DWI Related Offenses and Factors for Sentencing

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

    State Legislature Pushing Ignition Interlock instead of License Suspension for DWI

    State Legislature Pushing Ignition Interlock instead of License Suspension for DWI
    In New Jersey, ignition Interlock is only mandatory under certain provisions of the DWI statute. New proposed legislation would make it mandatory for all offenses and replace license suspensions. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2434

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/
  • Jul 14

    Scams to Steal Savings, Pensions and Even Medical Information often Target Senior Citizen

    Scams to Steal Savings, Pensions and Even Medical Information often Target Senior Citizen
    Numerous types of scams ranging in complexity from simple deceptions to elaborate Ponzi schemes are conducted every day. Unfortunately, these frequently are directed at senior citizens, perhaps the one segment of society that has the least…
  • Jun 30

    Alimony Reform Bill Wins State Assembly Approval

    Alimony Reform Bill Wins State Assembly Approval
    The New Jersey Senate today approved a bill designed to reform the State’s outdated alimony laws. The bill, which won State Assembly approval last week and would impact future divorce agreements if adopted, represents a compromise of…
  • Jun 16

    Waiting to Walk Down the Aisle Presents Unique Issues for Couples to Consider

    Waiting to Walk Down the Aisle Presents Unique Issues for Couples to Consider
    Waiting to marry appears to be a growing trend in this country and one that is expected to continue for the forseeable future. The average age for women marrying for the first time is approximately 27 years, while for men it is about 29…
Rank this Week: 2499

New Jersey Criminal Defense and…

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI Blog

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

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

    Senate Passes S1565: Internet Casino Gambling May Become a Reality

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

    Residential Burglaries: The Push to Upgrade

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

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

    Simplifying a Complex Case: Ravi Guilty on All Counts in Webcam Spying Trial
    On Friday, March 16, 2012, a Middlesex County jury convicted former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, now 20-years old, of every count of the Indictment under which he was charged.  It was the first case in which invasion of privacy…
Rank this Week: 2539

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Siegler & Traub, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Against the Unemployed Passes NJ Legislature

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

    Seattle Leads the Nation in Highest Minimum Wage

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

    Top Five States for Employment Law Claim

    Top Five States for Employment Law Claim
    According to employment practices liability insurer Hiscox, California, Illinois, Alabama, Mississippi, and the District of Columbia are the top five riskiest places in the country for employee lawsuits. Employers in these states face a…
Rank this Week: 2556

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

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

http://www.lombardolawoffices.com/legal-blog/
  • Jul 17

    Cancer with No Surgery, Or Surgery with No Cancer? Dental Malpractice Horror Storie

    Cancer with No Surgery, Or Surgery with No Cancer? Dental Malpractice Horror Storie
    Along with clowns and spiders, dentists terrify most Americans.  Most of us will quietly tolerate various solutions, injections, and surgeries to other parts of our bodies, yet the moment our sensitive teeth enter the equation,…
  • Jun 24

    Attention New Jersey Drivers: Increased Fines for Driving with Cell Phone

    Attention New Jersey Drivers: Increased Fines for Driving with Cell Phone
    Cell phones can be immensely useful and entertaining — sometimes, to a dangerous extent. As cell phone use continues to rise, so do the potential hazards of distracted drivers getting behind the wheel. Effective beginning July of 2014,…
  • Jun 19

    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Stars Sued Due to Dog Attack

    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Stars Sued Due to Dog Attack
    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia stars Kaitlin Olsen and Rob McElhenney, who play Dee and Mac on the show, have been sued after an alleged dog bite incident at the couple’s home. The mother of the injured child is seeking…
Rank this Week: 2605