Litigation Blog Posts

  • NJ Nursing Homes Fail to Improve Following Medicaid Fraud Report

    September 21, 2022

    In February of this year, the state comptroller issued a report examining New Jersey’s lowest-rated nursing homes participating in the Medicaid program. Of the 368 nursing homes in New Jersey, 15 were identified as the worst long-term care facilities in the state, ranked “one-star” by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) based on criteria ...

  • Electronic Signatures in Securities Transactions

    August 26, 2022

    As we continue to assist Advisors during examinations conducted by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), we have noticed questions related to the Advisors’ use of electronic signatures. Earlier this week, we provided guidelines for Advisors using electronic signatures in securities transactions. The legality of electronic signatures in connection with contracts and ...

  • To Sign or Docu-Sign, That is the Question

    August 24, 2022

    On November 17, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted amendments to Rule 302(b) of Regulation S-T that permits individuals to sign the signature page or other document (“Authentication Document”) with an electronic signature. The amendment allows flexibility in complying with the Authentication Document requirements by providing individuals the option of signing ...

  • When Can Your Company Represent Itself in Court in the State of New Jersey? Copy

    August 2, 2022

    In the courts of the State of New Jersey, adult individuals generally may prosecute or defend a civil action in person, however, state law generally prohibits any business entity other than a sole proprietorship from appearing in any court action in the State except through an attorney authorized to practice law in New Jersey.

  • Beware of Time Limits for Homeowners to Sue Their Insurance Carriers Copy

    August 2, 2022

    Most homeowner’s policies issued in New Jersey contain statutes of limitation for filing a lawsuit against an insurance carrier where the homeowner (insured), disagrees with the insurance carrier’s claim payment amount, or refusal to make any payment on a claim. In a recent unpublished United States District Court opinion, Turkmany v. Excelsior Insurance, the court reaffirmed ...

  • Important Documents to Consider Before Your Child Goes to College

    July 29, 2022

    Your child’s transition to adulthood is an important time in life. If your child has reached age 18, particularly an adult child traveling to attend school or work, critical legal changes have occurred. At age 18, your child is an adult under New Jersey law, even if they are still living at home. Your adult ...

  • Causes of E-Bike Fires and What to Do When They Happen

    July 28, 2022

    A recent surge of electric bike fires in NYC has brought new attention to the dangers of lithium battery fires and increased scrutiny of safety compliance. Although electric bikes, also known as e-bikes, are subject to federal and state regulations, fires can still occur due to improper maintenance, faulty construction, or regulatory noncompliance on the part of manufacturers. An ...

  • Is a Tuesday Morning Chapter 22 Bankruptcy Imminent?

    July 25, 2022

    Tuesday Morning Corporation, the discount, closeout home retailer, could be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, reports both Bloomberg and Seeking Alpha. Shares of the company fell nearly 30% last week. The company has struggled with supply chain bottlenecks. The company previously emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2020, where it shed about 200 stores. If it files for Chapter ...

  • How Do I Get a Guardianship

    July 19, 2022

    The purpose of this article is to discuss the general process for being appointed the guardian of a loved one or other family member. The process can be simple or complicated depending upon a multitude of factors. This article will discuss the general process; whereas future articles will explore issues that can arise which may ...

  • Workplace COVID Testing Must Be “Business Necessity” United States Equal Opportunity Commission Says

    July 18, 2022

    The United States Equal Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Rehabilitation Act. On July 12, 2022, the EEOC announced that employers should take more factors into consideration when choosing whether to screen employees for Covid-19. Now, “employers will need to access whether current pandemic circumstances and ...

 

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