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Archive: 2017

Five Mistakes Commonly Made by Parents in Custody and Divorce Cases

Dec 8, 2017 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Custody & parenting time disputes are often the costliest, emotionally and financially.  Unlike an asset, which has a specific value (or a discernible value, even if you cannot agree), children...

Tax Court Upholds Assessment Where Plaintiff’s Appraiser Fails to Verify Comparable Sales Data

Dec 6, 2017 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

The Tax Court recently held that an appraiser must verify the data associated with comparable sales used in an appraisal report in order to provide reliable evidence of fair market value of a property...

Gebhardt & Kiefer Successfully Defends Privacy Interests of Municipal Employee in OPRA Payroll Records Lawsuit

Dec 5, 2017 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

On November 17, 2017, the Appellate Division issued its decision in favor of Gebhardt & Kiefer’s client, the Borough of Washington.  Tara St. Angelo, Esq. argued the appeal on behalf of...

The Risks of Withdrawing a Conditional Offer of Employment Based on Medical Reasons

Nov 13, 2017 | Written by: Richard P. Cushing, Esq. |

The recent unpublished Appellate Division decision of Philip Marchesani v. J.B. Hunt Transportation, Inc., et al., Appellate Division, Docket No. A-4751-15T2 (decided October 31, 2017), illustrates...

Military Pensions: How the “Frozen Benefit Rule” Applies in Divorce Cases

Nov 10, 2017 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

On December 23, 2016, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA 2017) was signed into law.  This new rule, sometimes referred to as the “Frozen Benefit Rule,” affects the law on military...

Volunteer Firemen May Not Pursue a Whistleblower Claim Under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act

Oct 26, 2017 | Written by: Richard P. Cushing, Esq. |

Judge Accurso of the Appellate Division recently ruled in the case of Jeffrey Sauter v. Colts Neck Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 that volunteer firemen are not entitled to the protection of the...

Employers: Avoid Comments About Employees’ Religions or Religious Practices

Oct 23, 2017 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

To steer clear of potential issues, employers should follow this plain and simple rule: don’t permit comments about employees’ religions or religious practices in the workplace.

How Childhood Lessons Are Relevant in a Divorce Case

Oct 11, 2017 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

Anyone who has a child (or once was a child) knows the values and virtues that parents try to instill in their children.  These common values and virtues are typically reinforced by schools,...

Ten Things You Should Never Post on Social Media When Going Through a Divorce

Sep 26, 2017 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

The way you conduct yourself on social media websites can often hurt your divorce case.  As a general rule, staying off of social media before, during or after your divorce is a best practice, but if...

Are Municipal Fire Companies Subject to the Open Public Records Act?

Aug 30, 2017 | Written by: Richard P. Cushing, Esq. |

For a number of years, there have been vexing questions as to whether volunteer fire companies are considered public entities or simply a group of volunteers who get together to fight fires.  The...