Monthly Archives: January 2013

Appellate Division Rules That Township Deemed to Have Constructive Notice over Sidewalk Raised Three to Four Inches

New Jersey Public Entity Law Monthly – Vol. II, Issue 1 By: Betsy G. Ramos, Esq. In a unpublished decision rendered earlier this month, Hillman v. Township of Montclair, the Appellate Division decided whether a homeowner and/or the township could be liable to the plaintiff who tripped and fell over an uneven sidewalk, raised about 3 – 4 inches. […]

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Have a Very Portable New Year

Whew!  I don’t know about you but I am glad that Fiscal Cliff stuff is over — well, at least the automatic tax increase part of it. Among other issues covered in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, Congress finally resolved the uncertainty in the federal estate and gift tax law that has been […]

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New Jersey Adopts McDonnell Douglas Test For Retaliation Claims In Workers’ Compensation

New Jersey Public Entity Law Monthly – Vol. II, Issue 1 By: John H. Geaney, Esq. New Jersey is a state with relatively few retaliation law suits arising from workers’ compensation.  For that reason, the decision in Peralta v. Joule Staffing Services, Inc., A-1004-11T3, A-1005-11T3 (App. Div. January 3, 2013) is drawing attention from practitioners. Ronald Peralta, […]

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