Quan v. Toll Borthers

CASE: A sidewalk slip and fall case in which plaintiff appeals summary judgement based on Supreme Court’s dichotomy between residential and commercial properties. SEE ARTICLE by Larry Granite also “New Jersey Appellate Division Rules Homeowners Association Immune From Tort Liability For Failure to Clear Snow and Ice” Qian vs Toll Brothers (LG).pdf

‘Future Mayor’ Honored At Absecon Board Of Education Meeting

ABSECON – City resident and fourth-grader Logan Williamson wants to be mayor someday. So when the H. Ashton Marsh School student won the Cooper Levenson holiday card contest, he envisioned meeting Absecon Mayor John Armstrong. However, the mayor was not present when Williamson was honored at a Dec. 16 cupcake party for his class. However, … Continue reading “‘Future Mayor’ Honored At Absecon Board Of Education Meeting”

New Rules For New Jersey Llcs Minority And Majority Members Alike: Take Note

Members of New Jersey Limited Liability companies (LLCs), take note. Legislation goes into effect on March 1, 2014 that will change the playing field for minority and majority LLC members alike. What you need to know: Minority Members: The Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“RULLCA”), N.J.S.A. 41:2C-1 et seq. will allow minority members, regardless … Continue reading “New Rules For New Jersey Llcs Minority And Majority Members Alike: Take Note”

Appellate Division Orders That The Division Of Workers Compensation Must Decide “employee/independent Contractor” Status

On December 26, 2013, the Appellate Division of the State of New Jersey, in a published opinion, decided the matter of Estate of Myroslava Kotsovska v. Saul Liebman. A brief summary of the facts follows: In September of 2008, defendant Liebman, then eighty-one years of age, was living alone following the recent death of his … Continue reading “Appellate Division Orders That The Division Of Workers Compensation Must Decide “employee/independent Contractor” Status”

Totality Award V. Permanent Partial Total Award: Hotly Contested Issue Clarified

If a workers compensation petitioner suffered injuries during the course of his employment he may, upon presentation of appropriate proofs, be entitled to a permanent partial total award. Then, if the petitioner’s condition continues to deteriorate, as it relates to the same date of incident, he may have a right to file an Application for … Continue reading “Totality Award V. Permanent Partial Total Award: Hotly Contested Issue Clarified”

New Law Prohibits N.j. Employers From Demanding “why Can’t We Be Friends?”

A State law effective December 1, 2013 prohibits an employer from requiring or requesting that an employee provide his or her username or password for, or access to any personal social networking account used by the employee exclusively for personal communications. The law is not to be construed to prevent an employer from complying with … Continue reading “New Law Prohibits N.j. Employers From Demanding “why Can’t We Be Friends?””

Steve Scherzer asks “Is Condo Living Really For You?”

Date: 12/05/2013 Publication: CL Alert CooperLevenson Publication: CL Alert Summary: Before you sell the single-family house that has been your home for 30+ years and move into a high-rise condominium, take a moment and consider what that means. Sure, you’re trading in another winter shoveling snow for beautiful views, afternoon Mahjong and a fully equipped … Continue reading “Steve Scherzer asks “Is Condo Living Really For You?””

Continuous Trigger Theory Of Coverage For Construction Defect Cases

On September 16, 2013, the New Jersey Supreme Court answered many questions about coverage in construction defect cases in Potomac Insurance Company v. PMA 2013 N.J. Lexis 847. While there have been multiple Appellate Division decisions addressing the continuous trigger theory in construction defect cases, the Supreme Court confirmed that this theory of coverage applies … Continue reading “Continuous Trigger Theory Of Coverage For Construction Defect Cases”

A New Jersey Court Finds For A Business Owner In A Fall Down Case Where The Cause Of The Fall Was On The Store Sidewalk

The Appellate Division of New Jersey issued an opinion on October 23, 2013 that ranks among the few that vindicate commercial property owners. In the decision of Arroyo v Durling Realty, LLC, Judge Sabatino, speaking for the court, upheld an Order for Summary Judgment granted to the defendant store owner at the trial level. The … Continue reading “A New Jersey Court Finds For A Business Owner In A Fall Down Case Where The Cause Of The Fall Was On The Store Sidewalk”

Voluntary Guidelines For Managing Food Allergies In Schools And Early Care And Education Programs

On October 30, 2013, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), one of the major operating components of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, published “Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs.” The Guidelines, which were developed pursuant to the requirements of the Food … Continue reading “Voluntary Guidelines For Managing Food Allergies In Schools And Early Care And Education Programs”