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Tax Court Upholds Non-Residential Development Fee on Property Subject to Long-Term Tax Exemption Law

Feb 9, 2022 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

Pursuant to New Jersey state law (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-8.1 et seq.) and municipal ordinances, non-residential developers are required to contribute to a municipality’s affordable housing trust fund as a...

NJ Employers Must Now Provide Written Notice When Tracking Employees’ Vehicles

Feb 7, 2022 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

On January 18, 2022, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Assembly Bill No. 3950, which prohibits employers from utilizing a location tracking device in an employee's or company's vehicle without...

Recent Amendments to Daniel’s Law Ease Municipal Concerns Regarding OPRA Compliance

Feb 4, 2022 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. and Noel A Lesica, Esq. |

The tragic murder of Judge Esther Salas’s son, Daniel – killed solely because he was the child of a federal judge – will not soon be forgotten.  In response to that horrific and senseless...

Update: Divorced Parents’ Obligation to Pay for College in New Jersey

Feb 2, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Throughout the years, we have addressed the issue of required college contributions by divorced parents in multiple blogs, including:   In 2015, Can Court Order Divorced Parent to Pay Child’s...

NJ Supreme Court Reverses Appellate Decision on Employee Parking Lot Injury

Jan 31, 2022 | Written by: Jacob A. Papay, Jr., Esq. |

Last February, I discussed the Appellate Division opinion Lapsley v. Township of Sparta, A0958-19T3 (App. Div. 2021), wherein a Township library employee was injured by a Township snowplow while...

Landlords and Tenants: Remember NJ’s Anti-Discrimination Law Also Applies to You!

Jan 31, 2022 | Written by: Noel A. Lesica, Esq. |

A recent unpublished opinion from NJ’s Appellative Division, Kravits v. Royal Oaks Apartments, LLC and Metroplex Management, LLC, Docket No. A-1686-20 (decided January 27, 2022) is a good reminder...

“Time Is of the Essence” Clauses in Residential Real Estate Contracts

Jan 28, 2022 | Written by: Lori K. MacWilliam, Esq. |

When buyers or sellers enter into a contract of sale for the purchase or sale of residential real estate in New Jersey, they often think that the closing date written in the contract is set in stone...

NJ Tax Courts Continue to Uphold High Standards for Appraisals

Jan 28, 2022 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

In a series of opinions issued in late 2021, New Jersey Tax Courts continued to uphold high standards for the acceptance of real estate appraisals at trial.  Specifically, the Tax Court continues to...

Can Prior Disciplinary Records Be Considered When Disciplining Police Officers?

Jan 14, 2022 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

As early as the 1960’s, the New Jersey Supreme Court determined that a public employee's disciplinary history “may be resorted to for guidance in determining the appropriate penalty for the...

Three Recent Updates in Family Law

Jan 12, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Each day, new court decisions are released to the public.  These can be from the New Jersey Supreme Court, the Appellate Division, or sometimes even the trial courts.  Some of these decisions are...