Monthly Archives: October 2012

Does Marital Fault Play a Role in Alimony Determinations?

In an unusual decision published last week, the New Jersey State Appellate Division called for a hearing on the question of whether or not the “egregious” conduct of an otherwise-qualified alimony recipient should bar her claim to alimony. In the recently published case, the parties were married for twenty-eight years. They were equal shareholders in […]

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Wearing Political Buttons May Be Prohibited In The Classroom

by Kim C. Belin, Esq. A board of education may regulate political speech by its employees including the wearing of pro-union buttons during contract negotiations, in situations in which students are present. However, the board’s policy may not be so broad as to regulate conduct occurring outside the presence of students. So ruled the Appellate […]

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Limitations on Advertising Injury Coverage Claims

by Linda A. Galella, Esq. Commercial general liability (“CGL”) policies commonly provide coverage for bodily injury and property damage. However, these policies also cover “advertising injury.” Advertising injury coverage applies to damages from specified torts that arise out of advertising. Advertising injury is not “all risk” coverage. It is “named peril” coverage. The covered “perils” […]

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Paid Leave: New Jersey’s Family Leave Conundrum

Article Paid Leave: New Jersey’s Family Leave Conundrum In addition to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), several states have their own family leave laws. New Jersey is one of those states. With some relatively minor differences, the New Jersey Family Leave Act mirrors the FMLA. The provisions of the two laws could […]

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Workers’ Compensation Newsletter — Volume 18

Newsletter Employers Brace For New Ergonomics Rule On November 13, 2000 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented the much debated ergonomics rule. How will this affect workers’ compensation programs and what should employers, carriers, and third party administrators know? This article will summarize the key provisions of the rule as they relate to […]

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A Recent Development in the Collection of Alimony and Child Support Arrears: Execution Against a Former Spouse’s Minority Interest in an LLC

New Jersey Courts have always had broad powers to enforce alimony and child support obligations. Unfortunately, when arrearages accrue over time, many such Orders cannot be enforced because there are insufficient assets and/or income to pay those arrearages. On the other hand, if any assets and/or income can be located, then the Courts will use […]

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