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Once You Have a Settled Case, How Do You Get Divorced?

Divorce can be stressful and confusing. Most divorces are resolved without the need for a trial.   Those couples choose to meet with each other alone or with their attorneys or with a neutral third pa… >

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Public Agencies Cannot Frustrate Access to Public Records by Reducing Their Technological Capabilities

After Paff v. Galloway, in which the New Jersey Supreme Court held that the public had a right to receive logs of e-mails to or from public officials, one potential response from public agencies was to reduce t… >

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Defendant to Pay Millions More in Damages for Failure to Change Tire

In an unpublished opinion, Ceasar, et. al. v. Flemington Car and Truck Country, et. al., the Appellate Division upheld the award of $3 million in punitive damages, in addition to $2 million in compensatory dama… >

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Keeping Track of Per Quod Claims in Divorces

People are usually aware that if they are injured in an accident, or as a result of medical or dental malpractice, they may bring a claim for compensation against those responsible for their injuries. What most… >

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There Is Something "Odd" About The Child Tax Credit for 2021

The child tax credit reduces the tax burden on families with dependent children.  In cases of divorce where there are an odd number of children, it is relatively common for the divorced parents to alternat… >

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Negative Parental Influencers

In 2021, the term “influencers” is often associated with social media marketing and trending TikTok dances in the street. The reality is that influencers are everywhere and, for your children, that … >

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Designated OPRA Judges

OPRA requires that each county designate a judge to handle OPRA matters.  As a result, each County has a designated OPRA judge.  The list may be found on the Court’s website.  While it does… >

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Settlement Agreement Resolving Internal Disciplinary matter Not a Public Record

Since Asbury Park Press v. County of Monmouth, 406 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 2009), aff’d o.b., 201 N.J. 5 (2010), settlement agreements to which public agencies are parties have been treated as public rec… >

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Doe v. Rutgers, Part 2 -- Students Cannot Utilize OPRA to Access Their Own Medical Records

In Part 1 regarding Doe v. Rutgers, an OPRA opinion published by the Appellate Division on January 12, 2021, we discussed how the Court held that students, their parents and guardians have the right under OPRA … >

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Doe v. Rutgers, Part 1 – Students May Use OPRA to Access Their Own Records

On January 12, 2021, the Appellate Division published Doe v. Rutgers, which is the latest word on the rights of students and the parents and guardians of students to access student records from schools.  (… >

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