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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
Rank this Week: 117

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: 432

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
Rank this Week: 439

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/
  • May 26

    FINRA and SEC Actions Against Compliance Officer

    FINRA and SEC Actions Against Compliance Officer
    There was a time when FINRA and the SEC, gave compliance officers a pass in regulatory actions, except of course in the most egregious cases. Their job is tough enough without worrying about a regulatory complaint because of perceived…
  • May 24

    SEC Prevents Trader’s Profits From False Filing

    SEC Prevents Trader’s Profits From False Filing
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained a court order to freeze the profits of a trader who allegedly manipulated a technology stock through a false regulatory filing traced to a computer in Pakistan.  The asset freeze issued…
  • May 20

    Two Individuals Share Whistleblower Award of More Than $450,000

    Two Individuals Share Whistleblower Award of More Than $450,000
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it will jointly award more than $450,000 to two individuals for a tip that led the agency to open a corporate accounting investigation and for their assistance once the investigation was…
Rank this Week: 497

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/
  • Feb 17

    Pay for Play? Not Under the FLSA!

    Pay for Play? Not Under the FLSA!
    Late yesterday the UNited States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana dismissed the claims of collegiate student-athletes who sought to be paid for their athletic activities on the theory that they are employees of the…
  • Dec 3

    Artificial Statute of Limitations Case to NJ Supreme Court

    Artificial Statute of Limitations Case to NJ Supreme Court
    If you have read this blog for any length of time, you will know that statutes of limitation are laws (duly passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor) that set time limits for various kinds of cases to be filed.  Different…
  • Nov 30

    Handbook Arbitration Provisions Take Another Hit

    Handbook Arbitration Provisions Take Another Hit
    For the second time time the last two months an employment dispute arbitration provision has been invalidated because it was contained in an expressly non-contractual employee handbook.  The first was from New Jersey, as we posted at the…
Rank this Week: 579

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
  • May 23

    Taking Legal Action After a Child Pedestrian Accident

    Taking Legal Action After a Child Pedestrian Accident
    Your child's accident was probably one of the most harrowing experiences of your life. Getting your child proper medical care after being hit by a car as a pedestrian was your first priority. Now you are likely wondering how to pay for all of…
  • May 6

    Whiplash from a Car Accident

    Whiplash from a Car Accident
    Whiplash, or cervical strain, occurs when the muscles in your neck stretch or tear; it can also include injury to the discs, joints, ligaments, and nerve roots in the neck. Whiplash from a car accident is common, especially in rear-end…
  • Apr 29

    What are my bicycle accident insurance options?

    What are my bicycle accident insurance options?
    Many people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania ride their bicycles back and forth to work, for recreation, and to save money on the rising costs of gasoline. While cycling is a fun and healthy activity, it can lead to serious or fatal injuries.…
Rank this Week: 604

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • May 23

    Seaside Heights Theft Lawyer

    Seaside Heights Theft Lawyer
    Seaside Heights Theft Lawyer A theft charge in Seaside Heights can apply to any number of possible events. The possible scenarios seem endless. Of course, the classic offense is simply picking up something that doesn’t belong to you.…
  • May 1

    Will Chris Christie be arrested in Bridgegate scandal?

    Will Chris Christie be arrested in Bridgegate scandal?
    Today in New Jersey, David Wildstein entered a guilty plea and indictments against Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni were unsealed.  This left most people wondering, well what about Chris Christie?  At least some were expecting that he…
  • Apr 1

    Senator Robert Menendez indicted on corruption charges in New Jersey

    Senator Robert Menendez indicted on corruption charges in New Jersey
    Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey has been accused with trading trading political help for assorted benefits from a Florida eye doctor. The opthalmologist, Dr. Salomon Melgen, allegedly bestowed campaign contributions, plane rides and gifts…
Rank this Week: 620

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 4

    When it Comes to Enforcement, Act NOW Not Later

    When it Comes to Enforcement, Act NOW Not Later
    A recent unpublished decision, Strunck v. Figueroa, serves as a not-so-gentle reminder that sometimes an enforcement application can be “too little, too late,” and that it is imperative to be proactive to protect your rights…
  • May 4

    When it Comes to Enforcement, Act NOW Not Later

    When it Comes to Enforcement, Act NOW Not Later
    A recent unpublished decision, Strunck v. Figueroa, serves as a not-so-gentle reminder that sometimes an enforcement application can be “too little, too late,” and that it is imperative to be proactive to protect your rights…
  • May 3

    If You Agree that Alimony Terminates on Cohabitation, It Really Terminates on Cohabitation, Even If the Cohabitation End

    If You Agree that Alimony Terminates on Cohabitation, It Really Terminates on Cohabitation, Even If the Cohabitation End
    The impact of cohabitation on alimony is often one of the most difficult clauses to negotiate in a marital settlement agreement.  The payor always wants the agreement to read that alimony shall terminate upon cohabitation, while the…
Rank this Week: 631

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • May 11

    Cyber Threats on Small Businesses Come from All Angle

    Cyber Threats on Small Businesses Come from All Angle
    Cyber Threats on Small Businesses Come from All Angles The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently issued several “cyber alerts” that may impact small businesses in Monmouth County and throughout New Jersey. As with all…
  • May 9

    Getting More Sleep Can Make Your Monmouth County Business More Successful

    Getting More Sleep Can Make Your Monmouth County Business More Successful
    Getting More Sleep Can Make Your Monmouth County Business More Successful When facing a busy work day, that extra cup of coffee can only do so much. A new study confirms that getting more sleep can help Monmouth County business executives be…
  • May 3

    New Jersey Supreme Court Addresses Use of Metadata in Electronic Document

    New Jersey Supreme Court Addresses Use of Metadata in Electronic Document
    New Jersey Supreme Court Addresses Use of Metadata in Electronic Documents The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently issued an administrative determination regarding whether a lawyer who receives an electronic document may, consistent with…
Rank this Week: 786

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/
  • Dec 15

    Deadly Brick Township Crash May Have Been Caused By Medical Emergency

    Deadly Brick Township Crash May Have Been Caused By Medical Emergency
    According to NJ.com, a rollover crash on Princeton Avenue in Brick Township may have been the result of a medical episode suffered by the vehicle’s driver. According to witnesses, the 71-year-old Lakewood woman appeared to lose…
  • Nov 19

    American Academy of Pediatrics Weighs in on New Football Safety Guideline

    American Academy of Pediatrics Weighs in on New Football Safety Guideline
    Football is one of the nation’s most popular sports – but it can also be one of the most dangerous. Every year, teens and young adults who clash on the gridiron land in local hospitals with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and other…
  • Oct 26

    Dockworker Injured in Port Elizabeth Accident

    Dockworker Injured in Port Elizabeth Accident
    A 62-year-old Roselle dockworker was injured when her vehicle was raised off the dock by a shipping crane and dropped. According to an NJ.com news report, the accident happened at the APM Port Elizabeth terminal in Elizabeth, NJ.
Rank this Week: 861

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/
Rank this Week: 892

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/
  • May 18

    Thiessen v Commissioner: A Self-Directed IRA or a Self-Inflicted Wound

    Thiessen v Commissioner: A Self-Directed IRA or a Self-Inflicted Wound
    Thiessen v Commissioner: A Self-Directed IRA or a Self-Inflicted Wound Recently, myself and another attorney in the firm met with accountants from a well-established practice with several offices. When I inquired about the biggest problems…
  • May 9

    Split-Dollar Arrangements Not Subject to Gift Tax

    Split-Dollar Arrangements Not Subject to Gift Tax
    In a Groundbreaking Tax Court Decision in Estate of Morrissette v. Commissioner, the Court Deems Split-Dollar Arrangements are not Subject to Gift Taxes A recent Tax Court decision has potentially groundbreaking results. In Estate of…
  • May 6

    New Bill Pushes Tax Simplification

    New Bill Pushes Tax Simplification
    New bill pushes tax simplification Tax simplification has been a popular topic around Washington recently. But on April 13, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced legislation that may take a big step toward it. According to a…
Rank this Week: 1081

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: 1133

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: 1255

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/
Rank this Week: 1374

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • May 5

    Employee Can Be Fired For False Affidavit Supporting Discrimination Claim

    Employee Can Be Fired For False Affidavit Supporting Discrimination Claim
    A recent decision from New Jersey’s Appellate Division recognizes that the anti-retaliation provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) do…
  • Apr 28

    First Amendment Protects Speech Perceived to be Protected Political Activity

    First Amendment Protects Speech Perceived to be Protected Political Activity
    Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment prohibits the government from demoting an employee because it incorrectly believed the employee had engaged in Constitutionally-protected political speech. The…
  • Apr 27

    Independent Sales Representatives May Be Entitled to Quadruple Damage

    Independent Sales Representatives May Be Entitled to Quadruple Damage
    A less-known New Jersey statute provides protection to independent commissioned salespeople after their contracts terminate.  That law, the New Jersey Independent Sales Representative Act, entitles independent contractors who work as…
Rank this Week: 1417

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1438

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
  • May 19

    Two for Tuesdays: Think Differently About Content Marketing

    Two for Tuesdays: Think Differently About Content Marketing
    Last week, we focused on how to freshen up your content marketing through curation and focusing on being mobile-friendly. Today, I'm using that same post from Entrepreneur as inspiration to encourage you to think differently about content…
  • May 18

    Dos and Don'ts of Conference Networking

    Dos and Don'ts of Conference Networking
    One week from today, I leave for our Annual Meeting in Sicily, which has got one major thing on my mind (aside from last minute details) and that is NETWORKING. This is our largest conference of the year, so it presents a LOT of opportunities…
  • May 15

    Week of May 11, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of May 11, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    We're closing in on our Annual Meeting, and it's hard to believe it's that time again! We've got a great turnout of delegates, and I'm excited to see so many of our lawyers in a short few days!  I've also got a big announcement here next…
Rank this Week: 1488

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 9

    Approach Your Divorce in Business-like Manner

    Approach Your Divorce in Business-like Manner
    I was recently quoted in an article on cheatsheet.com regarding divorce advice: click here.
  • Apr 19

    Preserving Your Internet Privacy During Divorce Litigation

    Preserving Your Internet Privacy During Divorce Litigation
    After a separation, it’s only natural to wonder what your spouse is doing. Litigants often try to gain information by carefully watching their spouse’s social media activity. As we have said before, litigants should always be…
  • Apr 14

    Your Child is Going to College! If You Are Divorced in New Jersey, Who is Going to Pay for it?

    Your Child is Going to College! If You Are Divorced in New Jersey, Who is Going to Pay for it?
    With National College Decision Day coming up right around the corner, it is time to talk about the real college question: how to afford it. In an intact family, parents make decisions about college together. Questions of which college the…
Rank this Week: 1592

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    ABA Elder Law Committee Spring Report

    ABA Elder Law Committee Spring Report
    ABA Elder Law Committee Spring ReportABA SOLO, SMALL FIRM AND GENERAL PRACTICE DIVISIONCOUNCIL AGENDA REPORT FORM – SPRING MEETING 2016Division Name and Number: Division: 3 – Practice Specialty     Division…
  • Apr 24

    Spring Report ABA Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Committee 2016

    Spring Report ABA Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Committee 2016
    Spring Report ABA Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Committee 2016  COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT FORM – SPRING MEETING 2016Division Name and Number:  Division: 3 – Practice Specialty  …
  • Apr 6

    Metuchen Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar April 11 at 7:00pm Free community program

    Metuchen Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar April 11 at 7:00pm Free community program
    Metuchen LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarApril 11 at 7:00pm Free community program 480 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840 WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING EASY SPEAKER: Kenneth…
Rank this Week: 1629

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida
    As I've written in my last two posts, more and more Banks have been routinely rejecting Power of Attorney forms drafted by attorneys in New Jersey.  Obviously this irks me enough to write about it in three consecutive posts.Apparently,…
  • May 19

    Banks Required to Accept a Power of Attorney Under NJ Statutory Law

    Banks Required to Accept a Power of Attorney Under NJ Statutory Law
    Yesterday I wrote a post about how banks are routinely refusing to accept powers of attorney.  I thought this statute may be helpful to people who may need to argue with the banks (at least in NJ anyway):N.J.S.A…
  • May 18

    Growing Problem of Banks refusing to Honor a Financial Power of Attorney

    Growing Problem of Banks refusing to Honor a Financial Power of Attorney
    Please be advised that more and more banks are refusing to accept any financial power of attorney other than their own form.  This may not be a huge problem if you are still competent, but if you become incapacitated later and have not…
Rank this Week: 1714

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/
  • Mar 8

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling
    The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (that’s Brooklyn, for everyone in the rest of the world) has filed an “appeal” of Magistrate Judge James Orenstein’s order denying its motion to compel Apple to…
  • Mar 4

    NY Federal Judge Gets it Right, Rules in Favor of Apple

    NY Federal Judge Gets it Right, Rules in Favor of Apple
      This is not an easy read, and at 50 pages, it might not be worthy of your time, unless you really want to parse through the factors the court considers in deciding whether the 200+ year-old All Writs Act authorizes a federal judge to…
  • Feb 19

    The Government’s War on Encryption, Backdoors, and What in the World Would Antonin Scalia Do?

    The Government’s War on Encryption, Backdoors, and What in the World Would Antonin Scalia Do?
    Earlier this week, the anti-encryption discussion got elevated to a war. No, a federal court judge did not order Apple to crack the encryption on the dead terrorist’s iPhone 5C, though you’d be forgiven if…
Rank this Week: 1781

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/
Rank this Week: 1811

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Apr 8

    Balancing the Right to Make a Divorce Agreement Under Domestic Violence

    Balancing the Right to Make a Divorce Agreement Under Domestic Violence
    Public policy in New Jersey has long favored the ability of parties to resolve their disputes (including elements of a divorce and parenting) on their own, so long as the agreements are fair and equitable.  But what happens when domestic…
  • Apr 7

    Divorce via Facebook? Yes, in New York State

    Divorce via Facebook? Yes, in New York State
    “You’ve been served!”  Most of us are aware of that TV phrase.  For most cases, that is how a complaint is “legally” given to a defendant.  It is the official way of putting them on notice they are…
  • Jan 28

    Understanding Family/Divorce Mediation

    Understanding Family/Divorce Mediation
    From the other side of the Atlantic Ocean is a nice presentation on divorce mediation.  Please note that divorce mediation is not free in NJ.   No related posts.
Rank this Week: 1832

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 27

    Burn Pit Lawsuit: Hearing on Jurisdictional Issues December 15 and 16, 2016

    Burn Pit Lawsuit: Hearing on Jurisdictional Issues December 15 and 16, 2016
    A revised Case Management Order (CMO) has been entered by the Court in the Burn Pit Lawsuit. The Second Amended CMO provides that the Court will hold an evidentiary hearing on December 15 and 16, 2016 to determine whether the Court has…
  • Mar 17

    Senators Tillis and Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pit

    Senators Tillis and Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pit
    Sen. Thom Tillis (NC)U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help veterans who have been exposed to toxic burn pits. Many believe the smoke produced from the burning of waste on…
  • Feb 21

    KBR Performance at Issue - Hearing Scheduled Sept 2016

    KBR Performance at Issue - Hearing Scheduled Sept 2016
    A revised Case Management Order (CMO) has been entered by the Court in the Burn Pit Lawsuit. The amended CMO directs the parties to exchange information so that the Court may make a determination as to whether it has jurisdiction to hear the…
Rank this Week: 1875

The Jersey Lawyer

The Jersey Lawyer

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

http://yournjlawyer.com
  • May 24

    Elizabeth, New Jersey’s First for Women

    Elizabeth, New Jersey’s First for Women
    New Resource for the Women of Union County “There’s a lot of need in this county — a lot of single women who need assistance and don’t know where to turn,” she said. “It’s about time.” Those are…
  • May 2

    Medical Malpractice – Is Choosing a Hospital Life or Death?

    Medical Malpractice – Is Choosing a Hospital Life or Death?
    In our last Medical Malpractice blog post, we wrote about New Jersey’s Hospital Grades and the poor safety marks that so many of our state’s hospitals received. We discussed how alarming this report could be for many of New…
  • Apr 29

    Medical Malpractice Lawyers – NJ Hospital Grade

    Medical Malpractice Lawyers – NJ Hospital Grade
    A national report card on hospital safety came out this week that all New Jersey residents should see. As one of New Jersey’s top medical malpractice law firms (see recent verdicts and settlements here) this report definitely…
Rank this Week: 1913

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • May 22

    Leases As Prose, Not Poetry

    Leases As Prose, Not Poetry
    PrintFrom time to time, you actually get a gift. Last Tuesday, Ruminations received one from Judge Richard A. Posner. He sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. No shrinking violet is he. The gift was his…
  • May 15

    Two Different Words – Two Different Meanings; No Word; No Meaning

    Two Different Words – Two Different Meanings; No Word; No Meaning
    PrintToday, we’ll be looking at a court’s decision resolving a dispute over the default provisions of a mortgage loan repurchase agreement. Knowing that few readers harvest crops in that vineyard, all we will tell you about such…
  • May 8

    The Long And The Short Of It: The Invincible Lease

    The Long And The Short Of It: The Invincible Lease
    PrintThere’s nothing like a mysterious title to draw the flies. Usually, Ruminations knows its destination before it begins each weekly journey. Not so today. Our long-ago set plan was to rant (once again) about the trees lost in the…
Rank this Week: 2018

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/
  • May 25

    Insurers’ Vocational Assessments in Long Term Disability Claim

    Insurers’ Vocational Assessments in Long Term Disability Claim
    Disability insurers love to deny claims based on their medical consultant’s conclusion that the claimant has “sedentary capacity.” The insurer’s vocational counselor swiftly identifies various jobs that the claimant…
  • May 24

    Disability Insurers Cannot Hide The Deadline For Filing Suit From Its Insured

    Disability Insurers Cannot Hide The Deadline For Filing Suit From Its Insured
    In  a groundbreaking decision that coincides with the ruling from our Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Mirza v. Insurance Administrator of America, Inc., 800 F.3d 129 (3d Cir.2015) the First Circuit Court of Appeals decided that ERISA…
  • Mar 5

    Residual Disability Insurance Clauses May Unfairly Penalize Physicians Who Are Working Part-Time

    Residual Disability Insurance Clauses May Unfairly Penalize Physicians Who Are Working Part-Time
    There are two basic types of insurance coverage available for a disability that impairs ones’ ability to continue working, total disability or residual disability. “Residual disability” pertains to those participants who…
Rank this Week: 2084

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: 2108

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

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

http://vandrew.com/
  • Jul 12

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today
    When it comes to estate planning, very little has been mentioned about bitcoin. While bitcoin is subject to wills and revocable living trusts like any other asset, there are some special considerations. Most seasoned holders of bitcoin are…
  • Jun 3

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One
    When talking about estate planning, we often get all twisted up in the mechanisms (revocable living trusts, wills, death taxes, etc.). We then lose sight of the bigger picture, which is how to live more richly with the time we do have. When I…
  • Feb 14

    NJ Estate Planning Update for 2015

    NJ Estate Planning Update for 2015
    The outlook for estate planning, revocable living trusts, and wills in New Jersey may be about to change. Over the past couple of months, the Obama Administration has proposed sweeping changes to estate and gift taxation. The two most notable…
Rank this Week: 2185

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: 2239

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2270

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

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

http://uandacpas.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2276

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: 2290

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 16

    Improper Turn Law New Jersey

    Improper Turn Law New Jersey
    Under New Jersey law, the following may constitute a “turn:” A turn at an intersection An entry into a driveway or private roadway A move to the right or left upon a roadway A deviation from a direct course A … Continue…
  • Mar 29

    Using a Confidential Informant to Arrest a Suspect

    Using a Confidential Informant to Arrest a Suspect
    Many of the drug cases that I handle involve the Police using a confidential informant (or CI) as part of the investigation. A confidential informant is typically an individual who has been arrested for a separate crime and in exchange…
  • Jan 11

    Will my Charge Appear on My Criminal Record?

    Will my Charge Appear on My Criminal Record?
    This is always one of the first questions people have and rightfully so. Having a conviction appear on your criminal history can create huge issues for employment, travel, and immigration (just to name a few). The answer will depend on…
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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/
  • May 16

    Should Parents Pay for Child’s Bullying Behavior?

    Should Parents Pay for Child’s Bullying Behavior?
    Most people would agree that bullying needs to end. How to best accomplish this and protect our children is the question. After a number of well-publicized suicides by victims of alleged bullying, New Jersey passed what has been referred…
  • May 2

    Common Life Stressors That Can Threaten Your Marriage

    Common Life Stressors That Can Threaten Your Marriage
    Marriage is a lifetime commitment. While most people take that commitment seriously, sometimes things occur leading a couple to the realization they can no longer honor their vows to stay together “till death do us part.” The…
  • Apr 18

    Joint Custody: Making the Effort to Make It Work

    Joint Custody: Making the Effort to Make It Work
    Divorce may be the answer to a troubled marriage but when children are involved, the relationship between spouses never truly ends. Although divorce negotiations can sometimes be bitter, custody arrangements require cooperation if they are to…
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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/
  • May 24

    EEOC RELEASES NEW GUIDANCE ON WHAT IS A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION UNDER THE ADA: UNPAID LEAVE COULD QUALIFY

    EEOC RELEASES NEW GUIDANCE ON WHAT IS A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION UNDER THE ADA: UNPAID LEAVE COULD QUALIFY
    On May 9, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released new guidance on what is a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The guidance makes clear that…
  • May 15

    Employer Loses Contractual Right to Arbitrate Due to Delay

    Employer Loses Contractual Right to Arbitrate Due to Delay
    A recent case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit makes clear that an employer will lose its contractual right to arbitration if it proceeds in litigation for eight months.  In Messing v. North Central…
  • May 12

    Domino’s Pizza Sued for Wage and Hour Violation

    Domino’s Pizza Sued for Wage and Hour Violation
    As reported yesterday in the Cherry Hill Courier-Post, pizza company Domino’s is being sued in a proposed class-action lawsuit by delivery persons in South Jersey who claim they are not being paid the required minimum wage.  The…
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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/
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New Jersey Criminal Defense and…

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI Blog

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

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

    Senate Passes S1565: Internet Casino Gambling May Become a Reality

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

    Residential Burglaries: The Push to Upgrade

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

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

    Simplifying a Complex Case: Ravi Guilty on All Counts in Webcam Spying Trial
    On Friday, March 16, 2012, a Middlesex County jury convicted former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, now 20-years old, of every count of the Indictment under which he was charged.  It was the first case in which invasion of privacy…
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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/
  • May 23

    Do I Have to Disclose a Previous Arrest?

    Do I Have to Disclose a Previous Arrest?
    Everyone has a past, whether it is good or bad people say that their past follows them wherever they go. However, many people think that it is unfair if they have turned their lives around that they should have to be continually haunted by…
  • Apr 20

    New Jersey Pretrial Intervention Program and Expunging Record

    New Jersey Pretrial Intervention Program and Expunging Record
    Everyone knows that when you are arrested and convicted of a criminal offense, there are immediate and obvious penalties: jail or prison time, fines, and community service are common examples. However, if you are a first-time offender you may…
  • Apr 18

    Can I Expunge an Indictable Offense?

    Can I Expunge an Indictable Offense?
    If you have a criminal conviction, fines and prison aren’t the only consequences. In addition to the official penalties ,which are imposed by the courts, former convicts are also punished by unfair treatment from society — even…
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Swartz Campbell Professional…

Swartz Campbell Professional Liability Blog

Updates on professional liability with a particular emphasis on malpractice avoidance and attorney ethics. By Swartz Campbell.

http://web8.4miles.com/swartz-prolia-blog/
  • Nov 20

    Texas Expands Statute of Limitations at Akin Gump’s Expense

    Texas Expands Statute of Limitations at Akin Gump’s Expense
    Last year Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld won summary judgment in a legal malpractice action arising out of a failed real estate development.  The real estate developer, Riverwalk Cy Hotel Partners, hired Akin Gump to represent it in the…
  • Nov 16

    Client Claims Lawyers Got Him Not Only $104 Million in Pocket, But Also 40 Months in Prison

    Client Claims Lawyers Got Him Not Only $104 Million in Pocket, But Also 40 Months in Prison
    In September, Bradley Birkenfeld received the largest whistle-blower award ever paid by the IRS, $104 million.  however, prior to receiving the award, Mr. Birkenfeld spent 31 months in prison for helping a California developer to evade…
  • Nov 13

    Judge Nocella

    Judge Nocella
    In a predictable move, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has suspended Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Nocella.  We had recently written about the disciplinary charges against him. -Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire
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Swinton Elder Law & Family…

Swinton Elder Law & Family Protection Blog

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

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

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

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

    Bankruptcy Trustee Is Entitled to Funds…

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

    How Gifts Can Affect Medicaid Eligibility

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

Hoboken Law Blog

Covers real estate and divorce law. By Frank Marciano.

http://www.hobokenlawblog.com/
  • May 11

    Podiatrist plot: Wife allegedly targeted wants their property

    Podiatrist plot: Wife allegedly targeted wants their property
                                Divorces turn people into their own worst enemy.  Its so important to realize that a life free of stress, anger, and chaos is worth way…
  • Jul 28

    Hard work and study can really elevate your life in America. Protesting not so much.

    Hard work and study can really elevate your life in America. Protesting not so much.
    It may sound harsh to some, but if those people protesting about income inequality, would put their mind, body and soul into learning what needs to be learned to get a job in the tech world, they would discover first hand how America was…
  • Jul 17

    Renovating your Home in Hoboken and FEMA regulations.

    Renovating your Home in Hoboken and FEMA regulations.
    Before you renovate, look at new FEMA rules Hoboken homeowners and home buyers face new challenges when considering extensive renovations because of recent changes in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations. FEMA now forces…
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Sports in the Courts Blog

Sports in the Courts Blog

Covers sports law. By Callahan & Fusco LLC.

http://www.sportsinthecourtsblog.com
  • Nov 9

    Tony Stewart and his Wrongful Death Pit Stop

    Tony Stewart and his Wrongful Death Pit Stop
    Check out my article for CLM’s Claims Management Magazine on a potential lawsuit against Tony Stewart for a wrongful death claim here:http://claims-management.theclm.org/home/article/Wrongful-Death… Continue Reading
  • Oct 18

    Justice Demands More for the Sayreville Football Scandal

    Justice Demands More for the Sayreville Football Scandal
    There is nothing good about what is going on in Sayreville.  We have allegations of systematic sexual abuse on students by their teammates.  We have victims of awful alleged offenses.  We have potential serious offenders who…
  • Oct 8

    Why the Sayreville Board Had No Choice But to Sack Football

    Why the Sayreville Board Had No Choice But to Sack Football
    From recent media reports, we know that certain parents, players and fans are very angry and outraged that the Sayreville (NJ) Board of Education decided to cancel its football program for the remainder of the season.  Many times a…
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Larry the N.J. Lawyer's…

Larry the N.J. Lawyer's Cogitations

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

http://shapiroberezins.com
  • Sep 16

    NJ Alimony Reform Bill Signed by Gov. Christie

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

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

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

    The Ruthless NJ Divorce Court Bravehearts another Victim

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