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Civil Litigation – Should I Settle or Proceed to Trial?

Sep 13, 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. 

Letting a Child Attend a "Pink" Concert…a Question for the Courts?

Sep 7, 2018 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Divorced parents in the midst of a contentious and lengthy custody dispute asked the Court to opine on whether it was appropriate for their 11-year-old child to attend a Pink concert.  The father...

Tax Treatment of Alimony Payments Under the TCJA

Sep 5, 2018 | Written by: William W. Goodwin, Jr., Esq. |

Earlier this year, Congress passed, and the President signed into law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). While many of its provisions received a great deal of media attention, one in particular has...

Finalizing Your Divorce in 2018 vs. 2019…Does it Matter?

Aug 7, 2018 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

YES, finalizing your divorce in 2018 versus 2019 will make a difference, since the new tax laws will likely have many effects on divorcing couples.

Profit-Making Parking Authorities are Entitled to Common Law Snow and Ice Removal Immunity

Aug 1, 2018 | Written by: Tara St. Angelo, Esq. |

The Appellate Division recently held that a municipal parking authority, the South Orange Parking Authority (SOPA), was immune from liability for injuries the plaintiff sustained after slipping and...

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...