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Can Prior Disciplinary Records Be Considered When Disciplining Police Officers?

Jan 14, 2022 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

As early as the 1960’s, the New Jersey Supreme Court determined that a public employee's disciplinary history “may be resorted to for guidance in determining the appropriate penalty for the...

Three Recent Updates in Family Law

Jan 12, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Each day, new court decisions are released to the public.  These can be from the New Jersey Supreme Court, the Appellate Division, or sometimes even the trial courts.  Some of these decisions are...

Are Parents Responsible for Actions of Children’s Visiting Friends?

Jan 7, 2022 | Written by: Tracy B. Bussel, Esq. |

As a parent, do you often wonder what responsibility you have for your children’s friends when they visit your home?  What about when hosting a children’s birthday or holiday party?  The...

The Holidays Are Here…Do You Have to Share Parenting Time with Your Ex?

Dec 8, 2021 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

It’s that time of year again, when we are supposed to celebrate and engage in merriment, but often for parents involved in old or new disputes with an ex, the holidays can be a great source of added...

Tips for the Virtual Family Courtroom: Zoom Etiquette

Nov 10, 2021 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Many family court matters are still proceeding remotely via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.  For matters such as divorce, custody, child support, etc., it appears that certain types of proceedings will...

Developing Law on COVID-19 Pandemic Insurance Claims

Nov 9, 2021 | Written by: Arthur D. Fialk, Esq. |

A recent unreported case has addressed numerous business interruption insurance claims by essential businesses due to losses because of COVID-19 [Highgate Hotels, L.P.v.  Liberty Mutual Fire Ins....

Divorce Lessons We Can Learn from Robin Williams

Nov 3, 2021 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

Robin Williams was an acclaimed comedian and actor.  His talent was often described as genius, and in addition to his stand-up comedy, his talent was on display in movies such as Good Morning Vietnam...

Mortgage Lender Has Implied Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

Nov 2, 2021 | Written by: Jacob A. Papay, Jr., Esq. |

In a small victory for common sense and fairness, the NJ Appellate Division re-affirmed the principle that a mortgage lender owes an implied duty of good faith and fair dealing to the borrower and...

Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide and Fire Extinguisher Certificates

Nov 1, 2021 | Written by: Lori K. MacWilliam, Esq. |

There are many steps a potential home seller or landlord must take in preparing for a sale or a lease.  In New Jersey, state law (NJ Admin. Code § 5:70-2.3) requires that the seller or landlord of...

Can Employers Levy Health Plan Surcharges on the Unvaccinated?

Oct 29, 2021 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

Some corporations have decided to impose a monthly health insurance surcharge on their unvaccinated workers as an incentive for more plan participants to get vaccinated.  For example, you might have...