Category: General Legal

Courthouse Visitors Must Sign Contracts

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Want To Check Your Email In A Courtroom? When visiting a state courthouse in New Jersey and you want to check your email in a courtroom, you have to sign a contract first. Courthouse visitors may need to use their smartphones and tablets. Up to now, it was not clear whether they could, legally. And, Read More


Hanukkah Greetings to All Celebrating

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Happy Hanukkah Hanukkah is a holiday that celebrates a victory for religious freedom. In the United States, we take religious freedom for granted. We really shouldn’t. When we look around the world, we see that it is more the exception than the rule. In the United States, our religious freedom goes back to the very beginning Read More


Can you sue a charity ?

  • By Marc S. Berman
Can you sue a charity

Can You Sue A Charity For Personal Injury? Can you sue a charity? Say a soup kitchen is properly incorporated as a charity. One day, some food debris spills onto the floor, in a public area. Someone notices and tells the staff to clean it up. However, for some reason, they don’t. You arrive at Read More


Injury Lawyer: “Careful What You Sign”

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Injury Lawyer Alert: Hidden Arbitration Clauses A potential client comes to see an injury lawyer. He was hurt through no fault of his own. He wants to go to court and recover compensation. Or, a woman was deceived by a home-improvement contractor and wants to sue the company that defrauded her. You would think that Read More


Black Friday Advice from a Lawyer

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Ten Tips to Avoid Black Friday Problems, from an NJ Lawyer A guide to avoiding legal problems when holiday shopping, from a New Jersey lawyer: If anyone promises you anything about a product you are buying, get it in writing. An oral promise isn’t worth the paper it isn’t written on. If it sounds too good to Read More


 Happy Thanksgiving!

  • By Marc S. Berman
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An Attorney Gives Thanks There are times when even a busy attorney should be focused on something other than his practice. Thanksgiving day is such a time. I am so grateful to live in the United States. For all our problems, we are still the greatest force for good in the world. On behalf of my office, Read More


Today Is Veterans’ Day. Service Counts.

  • By Marc S. Berman
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It is Veterans’ Day today. Federal and state courts in New Jersey will be closed.Banks have the option to close. There will be no mail delivery. Veterans’ Day was originally established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 as Armistice Day. It commemorated the armistice ending World War I, which took effect in the 11th hour of Read More


Feds Can’t Prosecute Man in NJ for Cybercrime Committed Elsewhere.

  • By Marc S. Berman

Andrew Auernheimer’s was a resident of Arkansas at the time that he allegedly assisted in perfecting a program to collect emails through a security flaw in AT&T’s website. He had no connection to New Jersey, other than that about 4 percent of the collected emails involved New Jersey residents. But New Jersey was where the feds Read More


Denial of Disabled NJ Govt Lawyer’s Request

  • By Marc S. Berman

Read the denial of disabled nj lawyer’s request here./a> This attorney was employed by the New Jersey Attorney General’s office. Because he had cerebral palsy, they gave him 30 special accommodations. These included “reserved indoor parking, adjusted timing on elevator doors, a grab handle in the restroom and transportation to court appearances. ” But after Read More


The Case Of The Malicious Mortgage Mediation

  • By Marc S. Berman

When Mike and Dana bought their first home, they viewed it as a new beginning. Like most couples, they financed the purchase with a mortgage. Everything was going well until Mark lost his job. After that, the two could not afford to make payments. Within six months, the bank filed a foreclosure suit. Luckily, Mike Read More