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New Jersey Covid-19 Inmate Time Credits Bill Becomes Law

March 11, 2021
New Jersey Covid-19 Inmate Time Credits Bill Becomes Law

New Jersey took another step toward becoming one of the leading states in progressive justice reform. In October, with Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of several bills that release from incarceration terminally ill inmates; establishing a fund to support released inmates in their process of rehabilitation into society; making a youth’s age a determining factor in […]

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Are Personal Injury Settlements Public Record in New Jersey?

March 3, 2021
Are Personal Injury Settlements Public Record in New Jersey?

According to government statistics and a Cornell University Law School study, over 90% of civil lawsuits never see a courtroom and most cases are settled out of court. Even a New York Times article cites a study of civil lawsuits and found that most plaintiffs who decided to pass up a settlement offer and went […]

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Recent Changes In Essential Employees Due to COVID

February 17, 2021
Recent Changes In Essential Employees Due to COVID

How Can the Recent Changes In Essential Employees Worker’s Compensation and COVID Affect Me? NJ Governor Phil Murphy recently signed legislation enacting sweeping measures to provide workers’ compensation benefits to essential workers who contract coronavirus [COVID-19] and provides dependency benefits to their survivors. The legislation eases the burden of proof by establishing a rebuttable presumption […]

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Legal Options If You’re Hit By a Car While Walking

February 10, 2021
Legal Options If You're Hit By a Car While Walking

It’s of utmost necessity that you become familiarized with your options and rights if you have been injured by a car while walking. Car accidents typically involve two vehicles impacting each other while merging into a freeway, at a stoplight, crossing, or elsewhere. So, what should you do if you are involved in a vehicle-related […]

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Coronavirus and the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act

February 2, 2021
Coronavirus and the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Act

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) has spread to several states in the United States, including numerous confirmed cases in New Jersey. A surge in claims under worker’s compensation laws might be on the horizon if New Jersey employees become infected, thus filing claims for medical care benefits, lost wages, permanent disability, or even dependency claims. Still, no specific […]

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“Misclassification Package” Strengthens NJ Labor Laws

January 28, 2021
“Misclassification Package” Strengthens NJ Labor Laws

NJ Law Protects Gig Economy Workers from Exploitation & Wage Violations In an effort to support and protect New Jersey workers from exploitation, state Legislators passed a new legislative package designed to reform the “gig economy” employee misclassification by forcing contracting companies to classify independent contractors as employees and provide benefits for them. These laws […]

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Determining if Your Lawsuit Merits Punitive Damages in New Jersey

January 20, 2021
Determining if Your Lawsuit Merits Punitive Damages in New Jersey

Punitive damages lawsuits are rarely awarded in New Jersey cases, as they require that the defendant’s actions were outstandingly bad. When a civil or personal injury lawsuit is brought to court, the party filing the lawsuit usually seeks damages against the person being sued. Punitive damages, also known as exemplary damages, can be awarded to […]

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What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

January 8, 2021
What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

I was injured in an accident and diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Can I recover damages for my injuries? Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or sometimes referred to as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RDS), is an uncommon medical condition that can cause devastating results to the person affected. CRPS is a chronic neuro-inflammatory disorder that […]

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Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Suits

January 5, 2021
Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Suits

Workers Compensation and Third Party Personal Injury Suits: When Can I Collect both? Michael G. Scott is the Regional Manager of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Michael is driving into the parking lot of the business park where he works when he strikes Dunder Mifflin employee Meredith Palmer with his car. Michael’s car is a company […]

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