Monthly Archives: August 2012

Emancipation – Part Two

Yesterday, following the release of our blog regarding Emancipation in the State of New Jersey, the Appellate Division released a reported decision in a case in which a young adult asked to be emancipated from her parents at age eighteen over the objections of her father. This, of course, is the opposite scenario from the […]

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Emancipation in the State of New Jersey

In New Jersey, there is no magic age at which a child will be deemed emancipated. Emancipation has been defined by the New Jersey Supreme Court as “the act by which a parent relinquishes the right to custody and is relieved of the duty to support a child.” While the age of majority in New […]

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Third Circuit Holds That Employer Can Terminate Employee on FMLA for Violation of Paid Sick Leave Policy by Traveling Far From Home During Leave Without Permission

Someone who is on FMLA is still subject to other leave policies like call-in policies and paid sick leave policies prohibiting distant travel The case of Denise Pellegrino v. Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, 2012 U.S. App. Lexis 7902 (3d. Circuit 2012) offers important guidance for employers who struggle to deal with the FMLA in […]

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Capehart Scatchard Attorneys Recognized as Top Attorneys by SJ Magazine

Mt. Laurel, NJ – – Twenty six Capehart Scatchard attorneys achieved recognition by their peers as “Top Attorneys” in the current issue of SJ Magazine. The magazine’s annual list of Southern New Jersey’s best lawyers is the result of comprehensive polling of members of the Southern New Jersey legal community.

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New Jersey Supreme Court Rules That Injured Employee May Not Sue Workers’ Comp Carrier for Pain and Suffering Caused Allegedly by Carrier’s Delay in Paying for Medical Services

On August 1, 2012, the New Jersey Supreme Court weighed in on an issue that has important implications for all practitioners of workers’ compensation in this state. The decision in Stancil v. ACE USA A-112-10, 06764. The case concerned a civil law suit stemming from the handling of a compensable work accident that occurred on […]

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