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Society of Financial Service Professionals South Jersey Chapter Annual Ethics Meeting

“Annual Ethics Meeting” Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Laurel Creek Country Club, 701 Centerton Rd., Mt. Laurel, NJ 7:45 AM

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New Jersey Supreme Court Updates Standards For Communicating Rejection of Real Estate Contract After Attorney Review

On April 3, 2017 the New Jersey Supreme Court published its decision in Michael Conley, Jr. v. Mona Guerrero (A-65-15) (076928) dealing with the …

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DO WE REALLY NEED THE PROPOSED NEW “DISTRACTED DRIVING” PROVISION AND IS IT LIKELY TO BE “VOID FOR VAGUENESS”?

A proposed addition to New Jersey’s distracted driving statute, N.J.S.A. 39:4-97.3 would add this language; “[a]n operator of a moving motor vehicle shall not engage in any activity unrelated to the actual operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that interferes with the safe operation of the vehicle on a public road or highway.” There is […]

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HOW IS THE APPLICATION OF THE “BASEBALL RULE” AFFECTED BY THE EXPANSION OF NETTING IN MAJOR LEAGUE BALLPARKS?

Major League Baseball this past off-season issued a recommendation that all teams lengthen the safety netting at ballparks to increase fan safety.  http://m.mlb.com/news/article/159233076/mlb-issues-recommendations-on-netting.  Tampa Bay was one of the teams that heeded the new recommendations; “I don’t think we’re taking anything away from the fans who are there,” said Rays vice president of operations/facilities Rick Nafe. […]

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ANTHEM OF THE SEAS PASSENGERS PLACED AT RISK BY ROYAL CARIBBEAN

By: Timothy E. Annin Royal Caribbean’s ANTHEM OF THE SEAS encountered hurricane strength winds and high seas resulting in her aborting a Caribbean cruise and returning to New Jersey this week. This is the second sailing in less than five months where a vessel set out on a heading which would place it in the path of bad […]

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NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT CONFIRMS INSURANCE FRAUD LAW DOES NOT REQUIRE THAT THE CARRIER BE INDUCED BY A FALSE STATEMENT TO PAY A DAMAGE CLAIM.

In a unanimous opinion released today the New Jersey Supreme Court held that a violation of the criminal insurance fraud statute, N.J.S.A. 2C:21-4.6(a), does not require proof that a false statement made by the defendant induced the insurance carrier to pay the claim. In State of New Jersey v. Robert Goodwin, (A-20-14) (0743520 (decided January 19, 2016) http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/opinions/supreme/A2014StatevRobert.pdf the New Jersey Supreme […]

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NEW JERSEY ASSEMBLY TAKES UP THE SUBJECT OF A PRIVATE CAUSE OF ACTION FOR BAD FAITH IN SETTLEMENT OF INSURANCE CLAIMS

Efforts have been made, since Hurricane Sandy, to broaden the remedies available to consumers who feel they have been wronged by the claim practices of insurance carriers. These efforts have failed in each of their prior versions.  A-231 sponsored by Assemblypersons Reed Gusciora, Timothy Eustace, and Marlene Caride will be reviewed by the Assembly Financial Institutions […]

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WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM JUDGE BERMAN’S OPINION IN DEFLATEGATE ABOUT ATTACKS ON ARBITRATOR’S RULINGS?

DEFLATEGATE RULING – USDC JUDGE RULES ON NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE MANAGEMENT COUNCIL V. NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION United States District Court Judge Richard M. Berman ruled today that the arbitrator’s ruling by Commissioner Goodell in National Football League Management Council v. National Football League Players Association could not be confirmed, and instead must be […]

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INSURANCE FRAUD – NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT UPDATES CARRIER RESPONSIBILITY

INSURANCE FRAUD – NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT UPDATES CARRIER RESPONSIBILITY TO INNOCENT THIRD PARTIES WHEN AN APPLICANT FOR A “BASIC” POLICY COMMITS APPLICATION FRAUD New Jersey’s courts have a history of protecting innocent third parties injured in accidents with drivers who have obtained their automobile insurance through fraud in their application.  In the context of […]

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