Tag Archives: Business law and litigation

New Jersey Courts Continue Trend of Invalidating Arbitration Agreements

On October 17, 2018 the Appellate Division decided Flanzman v. Jenny Craig. With its opinion in Flanzman the Appellate Division has continued the recent trend in New Jersey Courts of invalidating arbitration agreements. The Plaintiff had been employed by Jenney Craig for 26 years. At some time during her employment she was required to...
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New Jersey’s Business Court Continues to Evolve with Its Own Court Rules

In 2015 our New Jersey Supreme Court created a new path for business disputes and commercial litigation. The Complex Business Litigation Program (CBLP) was instituted throughout the trial division of the court system.  The CBLP required each county to appoint a “business judge” to supervise, manage and adjudicate commercial and business cases, as well as...
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When Is a Child Considered “Endangered” According to NJ Law

There are several statutes in New Jersey that our legislature has enacted to prosecute crimes against children. One such statute is N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4; Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime which can carry a mandatory prison term between 5-10 years if it is charged in the second degree. Under subsection (a)(1) of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4, it is a...
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New York State and NYC Sexual Harassment Laws:  How Employers Need to Respond

New York State and New York City have both introduced comprehensive legislation in a robust effort to prevent sexual harassment at work. The proposed laws were crafted in response to the national #MeToo social movement and the growing number of sexual harassment complaints that are being raised on a daily basis in the United States....
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The Cotto Case:  What NJ Employers Need to Know About the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (CUMMA)

Despite the Federal Controlled Substances Act prohibition of marijuana for any use or purpose, as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, it is the trend among the majority of the states, including New Jersey, to permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes. In addition, some states, such as Colorado, permit marijuana use for recreational purposes...
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