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Archive: 2022

Can I Sue My Former Spouse for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress or Defamation?

Sep 7, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

The short answer is yes, possibly, depending on the timing of your claim and whether certain criteria are met.  In the recent unpublished opinion of J.S. v. L.M.S., the New Jersey Appellate Division...

Recent Appeal Illustrates That Under the NJLAD, an Attack on One Teammate is an Attack on All Teammates

Aug 29, 2022 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) prohibits discrimination and harassment in employment, housing, and many other areas of life, including education.  Discrimination claims in...

Keyboard Warriors Beware: Offensive Social Media Posts Could Get You Fired

Aug 15, 2022 | Written by: Noel A. Lesica, Esq. |

A recent decision from New Jersey’s Appellate Division provides fair warning to employees:  offensive social media posts could be grounds for termination.  The court in Heather J. McVey v....

NJ Court Holds That OPRA Requests Must be Submitted to Public Entity’s Records Custodian, Even If Parties are Involved in Pending Litigation

Aug 12, 2022 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

Most records custodians for public entities have undoubtedly encountered an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request from an individual plaintiff or attorney engaged in a lawsuit against the public...

Do Grandparents Have a Right to Visit with Grandchildren?

Aug 3, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

In New Jersey, barring certain criteria set forth below, grandparents do not have a right to visit with their grandchildren. Rather, visitation rests within the sole discretion of the parents, who are...

“Direct Action Statute” Can Permit Judgment Claimants to Collect from Debtors’ Insurance Policies

Jul 27, 2022 | Written by: Jacob A. Papay, Jr., Esq. |

Pursuant to the Direct Action Statute, NJSA 18:28-2, a personal injury or property damage judgment claimant who is unable to collect the judgment from an insured judgment debtor may seek to collect...

Limitations on Mode of Operation Rule Could Mean Sour Grapes for Some Plaintiffs

Jul 20, 2022 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

In a recent decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the “mode of operation rule does not apply to the sale of grapes in closed clamshell containers.”  Jeter v. Sam’s Club, 2022 N.J....

How to Prepare for a Consultation With a Family Law Attorney

Jul 11, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

A comprehensive consultation with an attorney relating to divorce, custody, support, or other family law matters should be substantive and detailed in order to provide you with the best possible...

Update: COVID Vaccines for Children In Cases Where the Parents Disagree

Jul 8, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

In this ongoing and ever-evolving area of the law, a trial court decision from Morris County, New Jersey was released on June 24, 2022, in which the mother (the parties were not married; a...

New Legislation Relaxes Some of NJ’s Child Labor Laws Just in Time for Summer

Jul 6, 2022 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

On July 1, 2022, Governor Murphy signed new child labor legislation (Bill A-4222) just in time for this summer.  The new law creates permanent new working hours for New Jersey minors, greatly...