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Civil Litigation – Should I Settle or Proceed to Trial?

September 13th, 2018 | Written by Benedict F. Valliere, Esq.

One of the toughest decisions a client can make during the litigation process is, after receiving a settlement offer, whether to take the offer or continue to trial. 

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

June 21st, 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. 

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

June 14th, 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 person is lawfully on or in a private place, you may be liable!    

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What Duties Do Commercial Landowners Have for Snow and Ice Removal?

January 31st, 2018 | Written by Tracy B. Bussel, Esq.

New Jersey has been unseasonably cold this winter season, and winter is far from over.  Along with frigid temperatures comes the increasing presence of snow and ice. So, what duties do commercial landowners have in this regard? It is without question that a commercial landowner has a duty to exercise reasonable care for the safety of invitees to the property, and may be held liable for failing to do so. This includes the removal of snow and ice. This has been the law in this state for several decades.

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Do You Have an Umbrella Insurance Policy?

June 4th, 2015 | Written by Robert C. Ward, Esq.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in which another party has been injured, an umbrella policy could prove beneficial in lowering the expenses and any potential judgments associated with litigation, especially if you are at fault.

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