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DRUNK DRIVERS CAN SUE BARS THAT SERVED THEM

  • By Marc S. Berman

A New Jersey man decided to ride his motorcycle home from a Toms River restaurant. He was struck by a car on the way. Turns out that the gentleman had a few drinks before he left. His blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit and he pled guilty to drunken driving. After Read More


NEW TYPE OF PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION

  • By Marc S. Berman

Recently, New Jersey became the third state to enact something called a B corporation, which is short for “benefit corporation.” The designation is for companies that fulfill social or environmental goals, in addition to a for-profit traditional business model. The corporation must provide a “genuine public benefit,” which could include helping low-income people, defending the Read More


SOME BIOLOGICAL GRANDPARENTS CAN VISIT ADOPTED GRANDCHILDREN

  • By Marc S. Berman

The New Jersey Adoption Act gives biological parents no rights over an adopted child. However, says a state appeals court, that doesn’t necessarily mean that biological grandparents don’t have a right to visit the child. In a case out of Bergen County, where the adoptive parents allowed the biological grandparents visitation rights, only to cut Read More


MUNICIPALITIES CAN’T REGULATE BOOZE, ONLY ALLOW IT OR BAN IT

  • By Marc S. Berman

Sayreville, in Middlesex County, recently tried to regulate the type of restaurants that can allow “BYOB” (bring your own booze), a practice common in most municipalities. The apparent purpose of the regulation was to discourage those establishments that featured “adult” entertainment.  Some guys weren’t too thrilled at the prospect of not being allowed to bring Read More


DOOR-TO-DOOR SALESMEN LOSE

  • By Marc S. Berman

Have you ever regretted buying something from someone selling door-to-door? Chances are that either you have or know someone who has. Good news if you make that mistake in New Jersey: buyers can cancel a contract that they signed with a door-to-door salesman over the phone, provided that the contract doesn’t prescribe a method. The Read More


DR. OZ’S ANGRY NEIGHBOR

  • By Marc S. Berman

Mehmet Oz, the famous surgeon and host of the daytime television program “The Dr. Oz Show,” is having some trouble with one of his neighbors. Angelo Bisceglie, the doctor’s fellow resident of Cliffside Park, is peeved at Dr. Oz’s supposed affinity for disregarding town ordinances. Mr. Bisceglie is suing the doctor for planting 40-foot pine Read More


UNINSURED CAR OWNER CAN’T SUE EVEN WHEN INJURED AS PASSENGER

  • By Marc S. Berman

The New Jersey  Supreme Court recently ruled that a New Jersey  law that bans lawsuits by uninsured drivers also bars suits by uninsured car owners who are injured while riding as  passengers their own cars. The Court stated that to allow someone to recover as a passenger, but not as a driver, would be very Read More


FIRST POST

  • By Marc S. Berman

Hello everyone, I am an attorney with offices in Fair Lawn and Paramus, NJ. I have been helping New Jersey residents and businesses with their legal issues and courtroom struggles for 25 years. It is my hope that my clients and friends will find this blog helpful, interesting, and entertaining. If you like what I’m Read More