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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



The Case Of The Mom Who Went Berserk With Her Belt Buckle

  • By Marc S. Berman

One day a girl we’ll call Sally met a boy at school. Even though she was only seven years old, Sally gave the boy a kiss. The next day, Sally was absent from class. When she returned, and for the next couple days, Sally wore long sleeve blouses. Sally’s teacher thought this a bit strange, Read More


URGENT: Berman Law Office Needs Your Help!

  • By Marc S. Berman

Dear Clients and Friends, We need your support! Our office is currently applying for a grant through Mission: Small Business, sponsored by JP Morgan Chase and Living Social. Your votes will help us qualify. Please take a moment to vote for us- it only takes about 30 seconds! Please follow these steps: Go to http://www.missionsmallbusiness.com Read More


The Case of the Dad Arrested At Little League, And An Overbroad Restraining Order

  • By Marc S. Berman

Restraining orders protect victims of domestic violence from further abuse. They restrict the perpetrator’s contact with the victim. They can also limit the perpetrator’s physical presence in places where the victim frequently goes. However, these restrictions must be reasonable. For example, in one recent case, a New Jersey family judge found that a gentleman whom Read More