Category: Civil Litigation

Ten Things To Do After A Car Accident

  • By Marc S. Berman
Things to do after a car accident

Ten Commandments: Things to Do After a Car Accident REPORT THE ACCIDENT to the police. Do so while still at the scene. OBTAIN THE OTHER PARTY’S INFORMATION.  These include name, address, and phone number. Also  email, driver’s license number, car insurer and  policy number from their insurance card. If possible, TAKE PHOTOS of the accident scene. Also Read More


Duty of Citizens to Act as Jurors – Part 5

  • By Marc S. Berman

Another charge from the standard New Jersey Jury Charges, which every judge gives to every jury in all civil cases: Counsel’s Right to Peremptory Challenges After I have asked you a number of questions which relate to your ability to hear and decide this case with an open mind and with complete impartiality, the Read More


Duty of Citizens to Act as Jurors – Part 3

  • By Marc S. Berman

More from the standard New Jersey Jury Charges, which every judge gives to every jury in all civil cases: This case is very important to all the parties involved. They are entitled to the full attention of the jury throughout the trial and to fair and impartial consideration of the case by the jury. It Read More


Duty of Citizens to Act as Jurors – Part 2

  • By Marc S. Berman

More wise words from the standard charge that New Jersey Judges give to all civil juries: “As the jury in this case, you will be the judges of the facts and you will be the only judges of the facts. You will have to decide what happened. I play no part in judging the facts. Read More


Duty of Citizens to Serve as Jurors

  • By Marc S. Berman

This is part of the charge that every New Jersey trial judge gives to every jury: “I recognize that serving as a juror is inconvenient, but jury service is an important duty of citizenship. Having jurors available to decide the facts in lawsuits is fundamental to our entire system of justice. The courts cannot function Read More


Consumer Fraud Law Applies to Bad Mortgage Loans

  • By Marc S. Berman

Many people associate consumer fraud laws with the  sale of defective merchandise, or with home contractors who don’t finish their work. However, the reach of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act is much broader. For example, a New Jersey Superior Court judge has recently  found that  a mortgage lender was responsible under the New Jersey Read More


Delay in Jury Trials in Bergen County: What to Do?

  • By Marc S. Berman

As we Tweeted earlier, according to press reports, no civil trials that are expected to last two weeks or longer will take place in Bergen County for the time being. This new policy was necessitated by a flood of judges who have recently retired.  These retirements will leave Bergen County with only 27 of 36 Read More