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”

On Bill Eadington and serious discussions

Date: 04/10/2013 Publication: Casino Journal Magazine CooperLevenson Publication: Casino Journal Magazine Summary: Bill Eadington, longtime director for the study of gambling and commercial gaming at the University of Nevada Reno passed away in February 2013. He was a pioneer in the field. Article: Casino Journal April 13.pdf

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 “The Form That Permits Patients To Make Decisions With Their Physician Regarding Medical Intervention”

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses Divorce’s Impact On Taxes

In addition to the obvious emotional upheaval, divorce also raises many tax issues. Divorce can impact the tax consequences for a couple’s assets when distributing their property. Divorce also affects tax issues regarding dependents and child support. Moreover, the divorcing couple will need to determine if they will file their tax return jointly or separately, … Continue reading “New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses Divorce’s Impact On Taxes”

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses Enforcement Of Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement, also known as a premarital agreement or “prenup”, is a contract entered into by a couple prior to getting married or entering a civil union. It defines the rights and obligations of each party in the event of a divorce or the death of either party. Among other things, premarital agreement typically … Continue reading “New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses Enforcement Of Prenuptial Agreements”