Legal News That You Can Use

The Case Of The Multiple Mothers

  • By Marc S. Berman

Alice’s parents were divorced when she was only three years old. Alice was raised mostly by her grandmother. She lived with grandma until she was six years old. Eventually, her mother began living with a new husband. Mom decided to bring her daughter with her. But Alice’s grandmother was not happy about Alice’s new living Read More


The Case of the Rookie Traffic Director, Or Your Toll Dollars At Work

  • By Marc S. Berman

When Erin became a Port Authority police officer, she was rightfully excited. Erin wouldn’t have the most glamorous job in the world, but she would have a darn important one. Her job was to direct traffic at the Lincoln Tunnel. But before becoming a permanent officer, she had to satisfactorily complete one year of service. Read More


The Case of the Telecommuter Tax, Or How Greedy Can The Government Get?

  • By Marc S. Berman

Modern technology certainly has its advantages. Worldwide communication is easy. Therefore, more people find it convenient and practical to work from home. Now, New Jersey reserves the right to collect taxes from any company that is “doing business” within the state. This rule normally applies to out of state businesses that have offices, stores, or Read More



The Case Of The Cologne Cocktail, Or Why Doctors Need To Use Common Sense

  • By Marc S. Berman

One day, a little girl we’ll call Sara was brought to the emergency room. Sara was showing some strange symptoms. She was vomiting, unable to walk straight, and had a strange chemical smell on her breath. The doctor ran some tests, and discovered that Sara had a blood alcohol level of 0.035%.  (The legal limit Read More



The Case Of The Pubic Prank On The Police Officer

  • By Marc S. Berman

One cold February morning, a police officer we’ll call Officer George ordered a breakfast sandwich at his local bagel shop. What Officer George didn’t know was that his sandwich was prepared that day by someone from his past. Back in the kitchen, a lowly cook named Ralph was lurking. See, when Officer George walked in Read More


The Medical Marijuana Melee

  • By Marc S. Berman

In 2010, our state’s fearless lawmakers passed the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act.  The Act legalized the distribution of medical marijuana to qualifying patients. The law provided for the establishment of six so-called “Alternative Treatment Centers” (ATCs).  The ATCs were to be spread evenly throughout New Jersey. The Department of Health was put Read More



All’s Fair in Love and Chemical Warfare, or the Wife Who Turned Toxic

  • By Marc S. Berman

When Carol Anne found out that her husband was cheating on her, she was understandably upset. But when she learned that her husband’s paramour was Myrlinda, one of Carol Anne’s close girlfriends, she was even more upset. Then it turned out Myrlinda was pregnant. At that point, Carol Anne lost it. She began making a Read More