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Public Entity Defeats Lawsuit Seeking Attorney’s Fees in OPRA Case

By:  Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev, Esq. On April 24, 2017, the New Jersey Superior Court, Camden County, denied a plaintiff’s request for attorney’s fees under the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) in the case Grieco v. Borough of Haddon Heights. The Court determined that the public entity inadvertently omitted a record in response to the plaintiff’s […]

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An Easy Pill to Swallow: How New Jersey’s New Opioid Legislation Will Impact Workers’ Compensation

Written By: Daniela C. Vizcarra, Esq. In an effort to address the state-wide opioid addiction public health crisis, Governor Christie recently signed Senate Bill 3 into law, which becomes effective on May 16, 2017.  The controversial bill, categorized as one of the nation’s most aggressive anti-opioid laws, limits the prescription of opioids and mandates drug-addicted […]

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Employment and The Use of Medical Marijuana

By: Ralph R. Smith, 3rd, Esq. New Jersey’s medical marijuana program went into effect in 2007.  Since that time, more than 11,000 persons have been issued ID cards under The Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (“Act’) permitting them to use medicinal marijuana and to obtain the drug at one of the state’s five (5) marijuana […]

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NJ Bodily Injury Actions Barred Unless Vehicles Principally Garaged In New Jersey Have Requisite PIP Benefits

By: Gina M. Zippilli, Esq. N.J.S.A. 39:6B-1 mandates that all cars either registered or principally garaged in New Jersey must “maintain minimum amounts of standard, basic or special liability insurance coverage for bodily injury, death and property damage caused by the vehicles.”  The Appellate Court in Guerrero v. Moore et al. addressed this standard. Plaintiff, […]

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Third Circuit Clarifies Standard for Establishing Age Discrimination Claims

By: Ralph R. Smith, 3rd, Esq. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) is a federal law that prohibits employment discrimination against employees over the age of 40.  One of the lingering questions under the law has been what happens when an employer adopts an employment policy that, while seemingly benefiting a group of employees […]

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