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NJ SUPREME COURT RULING PROVIDES HOAs RECOURSE FOR FAULTY WORKMANSHIP

For many people a great starter home is a condominium unit. This takes the responsibilities of maintaining the grounds, shoveling snow, etc. and places it on the Home Owners Association (“HOA”).  In return, you are required to pay a monthly fee. For some, this provides more freedom and the ability to enjoy a variety of activities, while others would prefer to own…
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$900,000.00 GALE & LAUGHLIN SETTLEMENT FOR BROADSIDE COLLISION

(As reported in the New Jersey Law Journal) Our client was driving down West Main Street in Freehold Borough and the defendant was headed the wrong way on Throckmorton Street. The defendant's vehicle crossed West Main Street without stopping and struck our client's front driver's side causing her to strike a third vehicle stopped at the intersection. Our client sustained…
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PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS IN NEW JERSEY

It’s the summer time at the Jersey Shore and all you want to do is go to the beach.  You could go to Sea Bright, Belmar or Point Pleasant – the list is endless.  Perhaps even walk onto the beach in Deal.  The problem in many places is the actual access to the beach.  Many beachfront homes, beach clubs, restaurants,…
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MARITAL STATUS IN THE NEW JERSEY WORKPLACE

In December 2015 I blogged about the New Jersey Supreme Court hearing a case dealing with divorces in the workplace environment.  Similar to the matter the Supreme Court heard, there are several couples who are married and work together.   The issue in front of the court in a more  recent case was whether a town’s rescue squad violated the state’s…
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$2.7 MILLION AUTO ACCIDENT AWARD NIXED BY NJ SUPREME COURT

So you have been injured in a car accident – now what?  Many individuals who suffer serious and/or permanent injuries stemming from a head on collision, t-bone, rear-end hit, etc. may hire an attorney to file a lawsuit on their behalf.  What many people do not know about these matters is how long it takes for justice to be served. …
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NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS ALIMONY TERMINATION FOR COHABITATION

Most divorces conclude with the parties mutually agreeing upon and entering into a Property Settlement Agreement. This agreement addresses, among other things, child support, alimony, equitable distribution (property obtained during the marriage) and life insurance. In New Jersey alimony is calculated using several different factors. One of these factors is the length of the marriage. The Property Settlement Agreement will state specific…
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NEW JERSEY SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS MAY NOT BE SO ANONYMOUS ANYMORE

Many people use social media as a platform to voice their opinions on a variety of issues and topics. Some people may use Facebook or Twitter to protest against the construction of a building in their town, while others may use these platforms to comment about a celebrity. The reality is that many of these users have fictitious names and…
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NJ CASE FAILS TO EXPAND RESIDENTIAL SIDEWALK LIABILITY

Sidewalk liability has been a hot topic for recent New Jersey Case Law. All sidewalk liability cases are fact sensitive and each may have a different result for the injured individual. Questions such as: Was the sidewalk located on residential or commercial property? Or was the sidewalk located in a Condominium development? all have serious implications on your ability to…
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NEW JERSEY EASING EXPUNGEMENT MEASURES

Whether we admit it or not, at some point in time we have all had a run-in with the law. It may have been something as simple as a speeding ticket or as complex as possession of marijuana. As time passes and we begin to apply for jobs, many people question if they need to advise these potential employers about…
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