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BACK TO SCHOOL MEANS YOUNG DRIVERS – AND THEIR PASSENGERS – AT RISK

As our children go back to school this year there will be new drivers driving to school for the first time, and many of their friends will celebrate being freed from taking the school bus to school. Yet most cars pulling into high school parking lots this fall will be driven in violation of the […]

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THE NEED FOR ACCURATE RECORD KEEPING IN DIVORCE LITIGATION

The breakup of a marriage often has many difficult emotional and financial consequences. It is frequently a time of sadness, anger, uncertainty and even fear of the unknown. While many of those feelings are inevitable as long term relationships change, some of those feelings, at least regarding financial issues, can be avoided or minimized with […]

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LESSON THREE : DO YOUR INVESTIGATORS REALIZE THAT THEIR TESTIMONY STARTS WITH THE FIRST ENTRY THAT THEY MAKE IN THEIR INVESTIGATION FILE

LESSON THREE : DO YOUR INVESTIGATORS REALIZE THAT THEIR TESTIMONY STARTS WITH THE FIRST ENTRY, HANDWRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC, THAT THEY MAKE IN THEIR INVESTIGATION FILE OR EXCHANGE BY E-MAIL OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MESSAGE? Courtroom testimony begins long before the trial begins, often long before the complaint is filed. When your investigators first make an entry […]

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CASE NOTES – COMMENTARY ON NEW DECISIONS

There is a newly published case in New Jersey reversing a summary judgment granted to the dram shop defendant where the trial court erred in holding that the absence of eyewitness testimony that the driver was served while visibly intoxicated was fatal to the dram shop claim. Halvorsen et al; v. Villamil, Delgado, Metz and […]

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LESSON TWO : DOES AN SIU REFERRAL TRIGGER A LITIGATION HOLD – WHY IT SHOULD

See Lesson One HERE I like thunder; I don’t know why so many people fear it. After many hours on weekends, after school, and summer days and evenings lugging golf clubs as a caddy – they had metal shafts and heads back then – I came to appreciate thunder as a celebration. Thunder means the lightning didn’t hit […]

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NEW JERSEY CONTEMPLATES AN ADDITIONAL CAUSE OF ACTION FOR CLAIMANTS SUBJECTED TO UNFAIR CLAIM PRACTICES

The tens of thousands of property and casualty claims related to Sandy’s wrath, along with the thousands of complaints state regulators, legislators, and the Governor’s office have received from frustrated claimants, have resulted in proposed legislation and regulatory action. The new legislation has been named the Consumer Protection Act of 2012. Please click the first link […]

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FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR OWN HEALTH INSURANCE

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING YOUR OWN HEALTH INSURANCE If you are self-employed or do not have health insurance coverage through your employer, you may be uncertain exactly what you need to consider when shopping for health insurance. Here are the key factors to look at when buying health insurance coverage. What Is Your Total Out-of-Pocket […]

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STRENGTHENING THE SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT – OUTSIDE COUNSEL PART I

PARTNERSHIP – INCREASING EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS The standard model of the Special Investigation Unit (“SIU”)/Outside Counsel partnership is what you could describe as the box model; the investigators for the SIU unit do their investigation and prepare their case with no input from the counsel who will to present the case if litigation occurs. They […]

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FEDERAL ANTI – FRAUD EFFORTS GET ADDED ATTENTION

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder followed up on President Obama’s tough stance on health care fraud on the campaign trail with news of a new enforcement action in which 91 defendants – including doctors, nurses, and hospital officials – were charged in health care fraud schemes which presented more that $429 million in alleged false […]

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PARTNER ROBERT BAXTER TO BE HONORED WITH THE JAMES J. MCLAUGHLIN AWARD

Partner Robert Baxter will be honored by the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Civil Trial Bar section with the section’s highest award – the James J. McLaughlin Award – on February 21, 2013 at the Section’s Award Dinner. The James J. McLaughlin Award is presented annually for demonstrating civility, legal competence and professionalism in the practice of civil […]

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