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Noren v. Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.

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Noren v.  Heartland Payment Systems, Inc, 2017 WL 476216 (App. Div. Feb. 6, 2017) involved breach of contract and CEPA claims. Plaintiff signed two different employment agreements during the course of his employment with Defendant. The agreements contained a jury-waiver provision, a fee-shifting provision, and specified that […]

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Nursing Home Neglect

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A major concern people have when making the decision to move their loved one into a nursing home is that he or she will be neglected. As much as you want to trust that your loved one will be properly cared for by attentive staff in homes […]

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Medication Errors in New Jersey

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When you go to the doctor or you are admitted to the hospital because of an illness or a routine procedure, you expect that you will receive excellent care from trusted medical professionals. You never think that you will be prescribed the improper medication or administered the […]

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A Roadmap to the Proper Admission of Nontestimonial Documents

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In State v. Wilson, the Supreme Court of New Jersey considered whether a map, admitted into evidence and prepared by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, violated the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, and the analogous provision in the New […]

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Fair Labor Standards Act

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards for certain full-time and part-time employees. Employees of businesses in interstate commerce are generally covered by the FLSA, subject to exceptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees (including teachers), outside sales […]

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Change in NJ Child Support Laws

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Starting on February 1, 2017, the child support laws in New Jersey will change as they relate to the termination of a child support obligation.  As this date is quickly approaching, it is important that you speak with an experienced family law attorney who can help you […]

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Don’t Pick on the Little Guy: The Appellate Division’s Disapproval of Adhesive Arbitration Clauses

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In Midland Funding, LLC v. Bordeaux, 447 N.J. Super. 330 (2016), the Appellate Division addressed the question of whether an arbitration clause that was part of a consumer credit card application was enforceable. The appeal arose out of a small claims case filed in the Law Division, […]

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THE ROLE OF FOLIC ACID IN PREGNANCY

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Neural tube defects can occur in children born after a pregnancy where folic acid was not given or taken by the mother.  Neural tube defects are problems seen when part of the skull or spinal cord does not properly form during a pregnancy.   These defects can cause […]

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Statutes of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims

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In every state, including New Jersey, there are deadlines by which a lawsuit must be filed.  These are called Statutes of Limitations.  If the defendant is a municipal entity, there are additional notices required to be served with much shorter deadlines.  These are called Tort Claims Notices. […]

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Sometimes it’s a Bad Idea to Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth

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Samuel Kirkpatrick, Jr. et al. v. Hidden View Farm and Dorothy Nesti involved an unfortunate situation where a young boy sustained serious injuries after being bitten by a horse. Samuel, who was 9 years old at the time of the incident, had accompanied his mother to a […]

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