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What Does ‘Janus’ Mean for NJ and Its Public Union Membership?

This article originally appeared in the New Jersey Law Journal. In Janus, a 5-4 conservative majority reversed the long-standing right of public sector unions set forth in 'Abood,' to collect fair share agency fees from public employees who chose not to join the union. Under law, private, municipal, state and federal employees have the guaranteed right to...
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New Jersey Supreme Court Sets Higher Standards For Expert Opinions

On August 1, 2018 in an important decision on the scope of expert opinions, the New Jersey Supreme Court excluded plaintiff’s expert testimony in a mass tort case alleging that the pharmaceutical giant Hoffmann-La Roche’s anti-acne drug Accutane led to development of Crohn’s disease. The case is entitled: In Re: Accutane Litigation. The unanimous ruling...
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Workplace Investigations

What are workplace investigations and what is their purpose? Workplace investigations are an organization’s procedure for determining whether it was more likely or not that a policy was violated. The standard is whether there is corroboration, by a preponderance of the evidence, that there was a violation of company policy. A workplace investigation can be conducted...
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DEMLP’s Commitment to our Community

Davison Eastman Muñoz Lederman & Paone PA takes tremendous pride in the high level of legal service we provide to our clients both by a commitment to excellence and the skills and talents of our attorneys who are among the best in New Jersey. Our 30-year tradition of providing excellent legal service is matched by...
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As Buzz Aldrin fights for his legacy, how can you control your legacy?

Buzz Aldrin is fighting for control of his famous space legacy.  His children, Janice and Andrew Aldrin, have asked a Florida Court to appoint them as their father, Buzz Aldrin’s, co-guardians. They claim Mr. Aldrin is in "cognitive decline".  Buzz Aldrin denies the allegations and has countersued his children for exploitation. Buzz Aldrin, 88, has said...
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Partner James McGovern Elected Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross Jersey Coast Chapter

We would like to congratulate DEMLP Partner, Jay McGovern, on his recent election as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Philanthropy Committee of the American Red Cross Jersey Coast Chapter. The Jersey Coast Chapter provides Disaster Services, Service to the Armed Forces, Blood Services and Health and Safety Services, the mission...
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Timothy Lyons Recertified by New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney

Timothy Lyons, a senior partner of the firm’s Business, Corporate and Civil Litigation Department, has been honored with receipt of recertification by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. The New Jersey Supreme Court, through its Board on Attorney Certification, designates as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney only those lawyers...
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Insurance Awareness: Every Company Needs to Know What It Is Insured For

Business insurance is an integral part of any game plan for a company’s success.  It helps to limit financial liabilities such as lengthy and costly litigations, and also provides avenues for recovery in the event of an unforeseen property loss.  However, business insurance will only work if it is properly designed, effectively implemented and constantly...
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