Randolph C. Lafferty Joins Cooper Levenson, Attorney At Law

Cooper Levenson is pleased to welcome Partner Randolph C. Lafferty to the firm. Randy is a Certified Civil Trial attorney, a distinction that is achieved by less than 2% of all lawyers licensed in New Jersey. Randy practices primarily in the areas of civil, commercial and general litigation. His practice also includes personal injury work, … Continue reading “Randolph C. Lafferty Joins Cooper Levenson, Attorney At Law”

Read Some Writings By Cooper Levenson Partner Lynne Levin Kaufman On The Most Recent Developments In The Casino Industry

Lynne’s articles have appeared in the New Jersey Law Journal, Casino Enterprise Management magazine, and as aWhite Paper for WrB, the Word Regulatory Briefing event to be held in October 2013. US Intrastate and Interstate Gaming As a compact between New Jersey and Nevada has been a subject of recent speculation, WrB USA has just … Continue reading “Read Some Writings By Cooper Levenson Partner Lynne Levin Kaufman On The Most Recent Developments In The Casino Industry”

Anti-big Brother Act Provides Students Who Receive Devices Notification Of Information Collection

The Anti-Big Brother Act, N.J.S.A. 18A:36-39, became effective July 1, 2013 and requires that a local public school district or charter school that furnishes a student with a laptop computer, cellular telephone, or other electronic device must provide the student with written or electronic notification that the electronic device may record or collect information on … Continue reading “Anti-big Brother Act Provides Students Who Receive Devices Notification Of Information Collection”

New Jersey Appellate Division Rules Ssa Determination Of Disability Inadmissable In Personal Injury Lawsuit

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently addressed the question of whether, in a personal injury case, an injured plaintiff can introduce into evidence a disability determination by the Social Security Administration. The case is Villanueva v. Zimmer, decided June 21, 2013. Plaintiff Rozelle Villanueva was involved in a motor vehicle accident, and claimed injuries to her … Continue reading “New Jersey Appellate Division Rules Ssa Determination Of Disability Inadmissable In Personal Injury Lawsuit”

Summary Judgment Standard In New Jersey

For almost 20 years the standards governing a motion for summary judgment have been predicated upon the New Jersey Supreme Court decision of Brill v. Guardian Life Ins. Co. of America, 142 N.J. 520, (1995). Under Brill, the motion judge must determine whether, when the facts are viewed most favorably to the non-moving party, a … Continue reading “Summary Judgment Standard In New Jersey”

POLST: The Form That Permits Patients To Make Decisions With Their Physician Regarding Medical Intervention

On February 22, 2013, representatives of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services released a healthcare treatment planning device to more efficiently execute a patient’s treatment goals and desires. The Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form was created by legislation that was signed by Governor Chris Christie on December 21, 2011. … Continue reading “POLST: The Form That Permits Patients To Make Decisions With Their Physician Regarding Medical Intervention”

ERGGs, An Effective Tool For Economic Development

As seen in the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal In 2009, New Jersey adopted an Economic Stimulus Act (the “Act”), which created the Economic Redevelopment Grant Growth program (“ERGG”). ERGG is a State tax increment financing law that authorizes incentive grants to developers in the form of rebates of up to 75% of certain State … Continue reading “ERGGs, An Effective Tool For Economic Development”

Please Join Us Wednesday January 16, 2013 Breakfast Seminar

An Atlantic/Cape May Chapter of the NJSCPA Education FoundationEvent Presented ByThe Tax & Business Practice Group of Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law This program will cover the following: An update on the state of the Federal Income Tax and Estate laws currently under discussion in Washington. The Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act that was … Continue reading “Please Join Us Wednesday January 16, 2013 Breakfast Seminar”

Many Atlantic City School Children And Families Are In Tremendous Need Post-sandy

November 9, 2012 Atlantic City continues to struggle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Nearly 1,500 Atlantic City families with school-aged children were displaced by the storm. Some remain in shelters. Many have returned to homes that need repairs and are without heat. The sad fact is that, while school started on Monday, many children … Continue reading “Many Atlantic City School Children And Families Are In Tremendous Need Post-sandy”

School Ethics Commission Narrows Scope Of Participation In Superintendent Search

The School Ethics Commission (SEC) recently determined that a board member who has an immediate family member or a relative employed in the district may not participate in the search, selection and/or vote for a new Superintendent or Chief School Administrator irrespective of whether there is an in-house candidate being considered for the position. In … Continue reading “School Ethics Commission Narrows Scope Of Participation In Superintendent Search”