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Archive: 2018

The Important of Due Diligence When Buying or Selling a Business

Jul 20, 2018 | Written by: Daniel S. Makoski, Esq. |

When you are looking to buy a business, expand your existing business via a merger or acquisition, or retire and sell your business, the need for a thorough review of the company that is buying yours,...

Appellate Division Upholds Termination of Chemistry Teacher

Jul 12, 2018 | Written by: Tara St. Angelo, Esq. |

A tenured chemistry teacher recently appealed a trial court’s decision in his case against the Hunterdon Central Regional High School District Board (the “Board”).  The Board had referred...

How to Prepare for a Court Appearance: Ten Practical Tips

Jul 11, 2018 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Do not bring friends/family to the courtroom. You do not need to have a fan section, which can be distracting to you and others.  Discuss the specifics with your lawyer before you go to court and...

OPRA and Security Camera Footage

Jul 10, 2018 | Written by: Tara St. Angelo, Esq. |

The New Jersey Supreme Court in Gilleran v. Twp. of Bloomfield, 227, N.J. 159 (2016) set forth a test to determine whether security footage of public buildings should be disclosed pursuant to an Open...

NJ Supreme Court Reverses Appellate Division’s Expansion of Rice Notice Requirement

Jun 29, 2018 | Written by: Tara St. Angelo, Esq. |

Recently, in Kean Federation of Teachers v. Ada, 2018 WL 3062207 (N.J. June 21, 2018), the New Jersey Supreme Court overturned the Appellate Division’s decision that required all employees to...

NJ Supreme Court Affirms That Only Complete Development Applications are Protected by “Time of Application” Rule

Jun 28, 2018 | Written by: Tara St. Angelo, Esq. |

In Dunbar Homes, Inc. v. Zoning Bd. of Adj. of Franklin Twp., 2018 WL 3041000 (N.J. June 20, 2018), the NJ Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Appellate Division that incomplete development...

“Potentially Dangerous” or “Vicious” Dogs: Do You Know the Difference, and Are You Properly Licensed & Insured?

Jun 21, 2018 | Written by: Robert C. Ward, Esq. |

New Jersey has laws that address “potentially dangerous” dogs and “vicious” dogs. The two types are different, and the status of each type of dog must be declared by a municipal court. 

Dog Owners: Are You Aware of Your Liability for Dog Bites?

Jun 14, 2018 | Written by: Robert C. Ward, Esq. |

Many residents are not aware that in New Jersey there is a law that places liability on a dog owner.  Specifically, if your dog bites a person on or in a public place, or if the bite occurs while the...

What Types of Experts Can Help with a Family Law Matter?

Jun 13, 2018 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

There is an endless list of experts that are available to assist you and your family when dealing with family law related issues (divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, alimony, division of...

Proposed Legislation on Municipal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs)

Jun 12, 2018 | Written by: Richard P. Cushing, Esq. |

Many municipalities in New Jersey, faced with either deteriorating downtowns, blighted properties, or affordable housing litigation threats from developers, are creatively using PILOTs (payments in...