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Can My Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Proceed Under the Continuing Violation Doctrine?

Mar 21, 2022 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

The statute of limitations for claims arising under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) is two years. However, a judicially created doctrine, known as the Continuing Violation Doctrine,...

New Federal Law Prohibits Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims

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

On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021,” which prohibits businesses from compelling their employees to...

NJ Supreme Court Confirms Employment-Related Settlement Agreements Can Be Redacted in Response to OPRA Requests

Mar 11, 2022 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently clarified a public agency’s obligation to produce a settlement agreement resolving a personnel disciplinary action pursuant to the Open Public Records Act...

Can I Be Forced to Sell My Home to Satisfy a Divorce Agreement?

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

The recently unpublished case of W.S.H v. V.L.P. answers that question, affirmatively.  In the post-judgment (post-divorce) matter, the trial court ordered the ex-wife to sell her beach vacation home...

Appellate Division Finds Municipal Records Custodian Acted Reasonably in Conferring with IT Consultant on OPRA Request

Mar 2, 2022 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

In McMorrow v. Borough of Englewood Cliffs, A-3192-19 (decided Feb. 25, 2022), the NJ Appellate Division confirmed a records custodian’s right to consult with professionals with regard to an Open...

Tax Court Requires Evidence of Assets and Liabilities to Justify Relaxing Tax Payment Requirement

Mar 2, 2022 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

In Branchburg Hospitality LLC v. Twp. of Branchburg, Tax Court Docket No 11494-21 (Feb. 25, 2022), the Tax Court upheld the County Tax Board’s dismissal of a complaint where the taxpayer had failed...

Appellate Division Determines Planning Board Can Properly Consider Variance from “Building Coverage” as Bulk Variance

Feb 25, 2022 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

In MSO, Inc. and 208 Glen Rock Assoc., LLC v. Glen Rock Borough Planning Board, et al. (Docket No. A-3430-19; decided Feb. 18, 2022), the NJ Appellate Division upheld the decision of the Glen Rock...

How Common Themes in Religion and Philosophy Can Help Us Through Divorce and Our Everyday Lives

Feb 23, 2022 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

Although I am not an expert in either philosophy or religion, with my limited knowledge I have noticed common themes among the schools of thought.  Some of these common themes among philosophies and...

Appellate Division Applies Common Interest Doctrine to Deem Email Exempt from OPRA Disclosure

Feb 16, 2022 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

The NJ Appellate Division recently upheld a municipality’s refusal to disclose an email pursuant to an Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) request where the email was subject to the attorney-client...

Appellate Court Upholds Zoning Board Decision That Gas Station and Convenience Store are Two Separate Uses

Feb 10, 2022 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

The NJ Appellate Division upheld a Zoning Board’s denial of an application to construct a combined gas station and convenience store based, in part, on the Board’s determination that such...