New Jersey Law

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New Jersey Appellate Division Rules Additional Insured Endorsement Controls Coverage Determination Not the Language of the Lease

On April 29, 2020, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court issued an unpublished decision in Gateway Park, LLC v. Travelers Insurance Co. in which it addressed whether the insurer for a tenant was obligated to provide coverage…

N.J. APPELLATE DIVISION RULES ON MUNICIPALITY’S EXERCISE OF DISCRETION IN BIDDING DISPUTE UNDER LOCAL PUBLIC CONTRACTS LAW

In a recent unreported decision, Pact Two, LLC v. Township of Hamilton and Quad Construction Company, the N.J. Appellate Division upheld the Trial Court’s determination that Hamilton Township had not properly rejected the low bidder for a significant project…

NJ Appellate Division Rules On NJDEP’s claims for NRD under the NJ Spill Act and Common Law

In a recent unreported decision, NJDEP v Hess Corp, the N.J. Appellate Division held that the N.J. Spill Act does not subsume the common law claims the NJDEP asserted against the current and former owners of a property used to…


COVID-19 UPDATE: NEW JERSEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PROGRAMS TO HELP BUSINESSES

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board has acted to help New Jersey businesses and workers in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The NJEDA recently approved several new programs “designed to support businesses and workers facing economic hardship…

The Impact of Force Majeure Clauses in Agreements During the COVID-19 Crisis

The coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic which has impacted New Jersey and the entire country has resulted in consequences which affect many types of contracts. The spread of COVID-19 and the actions from government agencies at state and federal levels are having…

From Facebook to Bitcoin – Planning Your Cyber-Estate

When clients who come to our office for estate planning, that is for a will and power of attorney, they generally plan to direct what will happen to their financial or tangible assets. Tangible assets generally include interests in real…


Insurance Carrier Must Reimburse Employee for Cost of Medical Marijuana

In a case of first impression the New Jersey Appellate Division decided that an insurance carrier must reimburse an employee for the cost of medical marijuana. The court said:

Because we conclude the order does not require M&K to possess,…

CATEGORIES: Medical Marijuana

The Date Of Settlement, Not The Date On The Settlement Agreement, Triggers Limitations Period For Subsequent Declaratory Judgment Action For Contribution

On January 3, 2020, the New Jersey Appellate Division issued an unpublished opinion in ACE American Insurance Company v. Everest National Insurance Company, et al., A-2939- 18T1, addressing the question of whether an insurer’s cause of action for indemnification…

CATEGORIES: Insurance Law

Municipalities: Affordable Housing – So you’ve settled, what is next.

It has been almost five years since the New Jersey Supreme Court issued the ruling commonly referred to as Mount Laure IV. In re N.J.A.C. 5:96 and 5:97, 221 N.J. 1, 30 (2015). The majority of the municipalities have…

School Law: Five Suggestions for Five Years: How to Improve the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights

The New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, (“ABR”) celebrates its fifth birthday this year. This is an ideal time to reflect upon how the law works for school districts, and how the ABR can be improved.

The ABR is…

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