The New Jersey Supreme Court made two important rulings in Richter v. Oakland Board of Education, 246 N.J. 507 (2021). First, the Court decided that an employee doesn't need to prove an adverse employment action as part of a failure-to-accommodate claim under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). This decision was based on previous case law, especially in retaliation claims, and was not surprising considering the NJLAD's broad … [Read more...] about The Intersection of Workers’ Comp and the Law Against Discrimination in New Jersey
Of course, our society trusts hospitals and medical professionals to take care of us when we are sick. Indeed, most people put a special trust in the doctors, nurses, surgeons, and other medical professionals who treat us. However, medical professionals are human. They sometimes make mistakes. When they make a mistake, the injured patient may need to consult with an experienced New Jersey medical malpractice attorney. In New Jersey, medical … [Read more...] about New Jersey Medical Malpractice Attorneys
In October 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear In Re Grand Jury, 13 F.4th 710 (9th Cir. 2021), from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case dealt with the standards federal courts should use to determine what types of information exchanged between a lawyer and a business client are privileged and thus protected from disclosure during litigation. In the case, the Ninth Circuit ruled in 2021 that a law firm must turn over requested … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Declines to Clarify the Attorney-Client Privilege in Business Communications
Below are brief articles regarding two consumer protection laws all business owners should know: The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and The New Jersey Truth in Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act If you are an auto dealer in New Jersey, you may have encountered cases involving the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA; 15 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq.). This federal law, passed in 1975, governs warranties on consumer products … [Read more...] about New Jersey Businesses – Be Alert!
In the fiercely competitive world of auto dealerships, the scales of power have traditionally tipped heavily in favor of manufacturers. Recognizing the need to address this power imbalance and protect the rights of auto franchisees, the New Jersey Legislature enacted significant amendments to the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act (N.J.S. 56:10-1, et. seq.) ( the “Act” or “NJFPA”) in 2011. The amended Act aimed to redefine the dynamics of the … [Read more...] about New Jersey Auto Dealer Protest Actions: Empowering Dealerships Through the NJFPA
Class action lawsuits are becoming an increasingly popular means for consumers to hold businesses accountable for fraudulent and deceptive practices, and to gain leverage in a lawsuit. Under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (N.J.S.A. 56:8-1 et seq.), consumers may file a class action lawsuit against a business that has engaged in deceptive or misleading practices. The New Jersey legislature passed the Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) in 1960. The act … [Read more...] about Class Action Lawsuits Under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act