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New Jersey Supreme Court Delivers Possible Death-Knell for TCCWNA Class Actions

Since around 2011, New Jersey businesses such as self-storage facilities, fitness centers and furniture stores have faced an ever-growing number of class-action complaints under the Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) seeking statutory penalties of $100 per customer and attorneys’ fees. The typical case demanded that every customer that entered into a...
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DWI & Criminal Liability in Vehicular Homicide

Until recently if an individual in New Jersey drove a motor vehicle while legally intoxicated and caused the death of another he or she would be criminally prosecuted under N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5; Vehicular Homicide. N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5, (now renamed Reckless Vehicular Homicide) criminalizes the act of driving recklessly and causing the death of another. Under this statute, just...
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Volatility: And it’s Not Just In The Market!

Investors often routinely place their trust in their investment advisor, or broker, especially when markets are climbing high. When market volatility surfaces which results in losses across the board, many investors are unaware of the impact their financial advisor might have played in contributing to their accounts nose-diving in tandem with the market drop. It is...
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Tax Changes for All, Including New Jersey!

2017 certainly went out with some fireworks. President Trump signed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (Act), which made significant changes for individuals and businesses. The changes cut income tax rates, doubles the standard deduction and eliminates personal exemptions. The corporate cuts are permanent. The individual changes expire at the end of 2025. The...
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