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The Progression of Technology in Service of Process

In K.A. & K.I.A. v. J.L., the Chancery Division in Morris County became the first New Jersey court to allow service of process through social media. The defendant initiated contact with the plaintiffs through Facebook & Instagram, sending friend requests to K.A. & other family members to […]

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New Jersey Ignition Interlock Devices

New Jersey courts may require a person who has been convicted of a driving while intoxicated charge to install an ignition interlock device in his or her vehicle. These devices require the driver to take a chemical breath test each time they start the vehicle. Ignition interlock […]

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NJSBA Annual Meeting

Cohn Lifland is a proud supporter of the New Jersey State Bar Association and is excited to have attorneys Allen Susser, Joseph Hermann, and Joseph A. Maurice in attendance at the Annual Meeting.

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Due Process under the New Jersey Bail Reform Act

In State v. Ingram, the New Jersey Supreme Court addressed the requirements imposed on the State in a pre-detention hearing by the Bail Reform Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:162-15 et seq (“Act”). The defendant was arrested and charged with several counts, including possession of a defaced firearm. At the […]

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The Rejection of an Overly Textualistic Approach

The saga of Noren v. Heartland Payment Systems began in February of 2017, when the Appellate Division considered an appeal from the trial court’s determinations in a breach of contract and Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”) case. The lower court, after denying a jury demand pursuant to […]

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Incorrect Diagnosis

  People trust that their doctor will provide them with the best possible care and correctly inform them of any potential health issues. Everyone knows that in order to be a doctor, a person must go through years and years of intensive education and training. As a […]

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Infections Obtained in a Hospital

When a person is admitted into the hospital, they assume that the medical professionals working there will cure them without complications. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and new problems can arise from the negligence of the hospital personnel. Hospitals are filled with germs which can […]

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What are the different types of spousal support in NJ?

When a couple gets divorced in New Jersey, one of the factors that may be addressed is spousal support, also known as alimony.  The Alimony Reform Bill was enacted in September 2014.  In some instances, this bill changed the existing law and in other circumstances, it simply […]

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Who should consider settling the issue of divorce through mediation?

When many people think of divorce, they think of lengthy, expensive, and hostile battles in a courtroom. Divorce is very rarely associated with anything positive, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. One method of alternative dispute resolution that is commonly used to settle all […]

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A Quick Review of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

When bills mount and the future is uncertain, a business owner must consider the option of filing for bankruptcy. A business owner can file for Chapter 7 and liquidate assets in order to satisfy creditors. Usually, the business’s doors must close and the staff are out of […]

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