New Jersey Outlook: Governor’s AC Proposal has Mulitple Precedents in State’s History

In a time when the 24-hour news cycle and reality television compete for our attention, political discourse often exhibits the performance values that media moguls envy. Beyond the clash of policy and personality, however, lie the most fundamental questions of political governance. Political power in our society is generally not exercised by fiat. Our political … Continue reading “New Jersey Outlook: Governor’s AC Proposal has Mulitple Precedents in State’s History”

Gripe Sites: Your Employees & Their Social Networks

Do you know what your employees are saying about you on Facebook? If it’s negative, do you have any legal standing? Here’s what we know so far. Your employees may be talking about your business, your customers, their co-workers, or you on their Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, or other social networking page. Most employers have considered … Continue reading “Gripe Sites: Your Employees & Their Social Networks”

A Ten-Step Program for Hiring a Litigation Attorney

I. Recognize The Signs Nowadays, people are more likely to file a lawsuit. Moreover, the dire economic problems that many people face today have increased the number of people willing to become defendants in lawsuits by intentionally refusing to make payments, failing to deliver goods and services, or neglecting to properly perform contractual obligations. Learn … Continue reading “A Ten-Step Program for Hiring a Litigation Attorney”

Your Business Insurance – You Deserve A Good Night’s Sleep

Whether your business is small or large, your business insurance portfolio may be your most crucial and most inexpensive asset. Any discussion of your insurance coverage must begin with a candid and honest dialogue with your insurance agent or broker. Your agent or broker is the gatekeeper for all of your insurance coverage. In any … Continue reading “Your Business Insurance – You Deserve A Good Night’s Sleep”

Pip Insurer May Recover Payouts — Even Where Plaintiff Is Not Made Whole

On Thursday, July 16, 2009, the New Jersey Supreme Court narrowly upheld a doctrine that states PIP carriers are entitled to be reimbursed by a tortfeasor’s insurer even if that leaves the injured person without compensation. In Fernandez v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company A-54-08, the Supreme Court, by a 3-3 decision, affirmed the Appellate Division’s … Continue reading “Pip Insurer May Recover Payouts — Even Where Plaintiff Is Not Made Whole”

New COBRA Subsidies Under The Arra

NEW COBRA SUBSIDIES UNDER THE ARRA EMPLOYERS REQUIRED TO TAKE PROMPT ACTION OVERVIEW On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”), commonly known as the Economic Stimulus package. One of the key provisions of the ARRA provides for a subsidy of COBRA benefits. Employers … Continue reading “New COBRA Subsidies Under The Arra”

Businesses Must Use Revised Form I-9

As you are aware, the Department of Homeland Security – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS) announced in the Federal Register on November 26, 2007 that employers must transition to the revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) not later than December 26, 2007. The revised I-9 is required to be completed for all … Continue reading “Businesses Must Use Revised Form I-9”

No Expert Testimony Required For Admissibility Of Photograph Of Vehicle Minor Physical Damage To Disprove Serious Injury Claim

On May 30, 2007, the New Jersey Supreme Court, reversing its Appellate Division, opened the door to the admissibility of photographs that depict minor vehicle physical damage as a factor to establish that claimed serious injuries were not caused by the accident or that their severity was questionable. In Brenman v. Demello, the trial judge … Continue reading “No Expert Testimony Required For Admissibility Of Photograph Of Vehicle Minor Physical Damage To Disprove Serious Injury Claim”