Commercial Landowner Liability Extended To A Street Sigh

Prior to February 9, 2004, a commercial property owner generally was able to escape liability if a public street sign located upon the owner’s sidewalk or curb was missing or obstructed or down since the sign was a matter outside of the landlord’s control. However, the New Jersey Supreme Court in Monaco v. Hartz Mountain … Continue reading “Commercial Landowner Liability Extended To A Street Sigh”

Important Warnings with Respect to Property Held as Tenancy by the Entireties

Several states, including Florida and Texas, have statutory laws which prevent creditors from seizing real property held by, among others, married individuals under defined circumstances. These states explicitly make property held by Florida or Texas residents as a primary resident exempt from execution, levy and sale by a creditor. New Jersey protects real property held … Continue reading “Important Warnings with Respect to Property Held as Tenancy by the Entireties”

Important Warnings with Respect to Property Held as Tenancy by the Entireties

Several states, including Florida and Texas, have statutory laws which prevent creditors from seizing real property held by, among others, married individuals under defined circumstances. These states explicitly make property held by Florida or Texas residents as a primary resident exempt from execution, levy and sale by a creditor. New Jersey protects real property held … Continue reading “Important Warnings with Respect to Property Held as Tenancy by the Entireties”

Jobs & Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act Of 2003

On Wednesday, May 28, 2003, President Bush signed the Jobs & Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 into law. It is currently estimated that this legislation will result in three hundred fifty billion dollars in tax relief. Many of these provisions are retroactive to May 6, 2003. Here is a rundown of the major … Continue reading “Jobs & Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act Of 2003”

Sick Leave Abuse Policy Found Not To Violate Fmla

Most employers recognize the challenges presented in managing a workforce on a day-to-day basis. Those challenges are compounded for employers employing more than 50 people who are subject to the provisions of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This Act, in essence, provides eligible employees of covered employers with the absolute right to take up … Continue reading “Sick Leave Abuse Policy Found Not To Violate Fmla”

Appellate Division Speaks Again

On November 18, 2003, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court reversed a Trial Court decision on the issue of whether survival act and wrongful death act claims trigger a single policy limit or twice that policy limit. Anthony Galante v. Michael A. May, et al v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Superior Court … Continue reading “Appellate Division Speaks Again”