Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Blog Posts

  • Careful with Your Laptop; Your Battery May Catch Fire

    May 21, 2024

    You read that correctly. And your next thought might be, “how many people were using laptops on the last flight I took?” And finally, “could it really happen to me?” The answer is very simple; yes. It is no secret that lithium-ion batteries are the present and future of powering small electronic devices, such as laptops ...

  • Do You Have a Hoverboard? Be Careful of Its Lithium-Ion Battery

    May 17, 2024

    If you have purchased an EVERCROSS EV5 hoverboard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that you immediately stop using them due to risk of fire. The hoverboards in question are manufactured in China by Jinhua Smart Electric Technology, Ltd., and are sold on the internet through common retailers such as Amazon and Walmart. The ...

  • Why Am I Asked if I Am Carrying a Lithium-Ion Battery on a Plane?

    May 15, 2024

    Once you enter the airport, you will immediately notice signs asking if you are checking any device which may have a lithium-ion battery. The real question is, why are they asking? Incidents related to the failure of hazardous products or materials happen more than we like to believe. By way of example, following a lithium-ion related ...

  • The New Retirement Security Rule: Updated Fiduciary Definition under ERISA

    May 14, 2024

    On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) promulgated a final rule, titled the “Retirement Security Rule” (the “Final Rule”), updating the definition of an “investment advice fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”). In addition, the DOL issued final amendments to several prohibited transaction class ...

  • Restoring Capacity: Terminating or Amending a Guardianship

    May 9, 2024

    In some instances, even after an individual is deemed incapacitated and a guardian is appointed, an application may be subsequently filed by the incapacitated person to either terminate the guardianship or to reduce the scope of the guardianship. Such an action is called a restoration of capacity action and is provided for by Rule 4:86-7 ...

  • Four Construction Litigation Tips for Newer Plaintiffs’-Side Practitioners

    April 30, 2024

    Construction is a high-hazard industry for workers. There’s no shortage of potential causes of catastrophic injuries. Whether it is the risk of falling from rooftops, being injured by unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, being electrocuted, or inhaling silica dust or asbestos, workers risk their lives every time they step onto a construction ...

  • Navigating New Jersey’s Personal Injury Dog Bite Law: What You Need to Know

    April 30, 2024

    Dogs are often called man’s best friend, but unfortunately, even the most beloved pets can sometimes cause harm. In New Jersey, like in many other states, there are laws in place to protect individuals who suffer injuries from dog bites. Understanding these laws is crucial for both dog owners and victims of dog bites. Let’s ...

  • FTC Bans Employment Non-Competes Nationwide

    April 24, 2024

    After a year of uncertainty, the FTC has issued a Final Rule banning employment non-competes nationwide. The Commission has determined that non-competes themselves constitute an unfair method of competition in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act. Citing to wage suppression, stifling innovation, and inhibiting start-up creation as factors, the FTC’s sweeping Rule is ...

  • DOL Publishes Final QPAM Exemption Amendment

    April 23, 2024

    On April 3, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final amendment to Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 84-14. The amendment will become effective June 17, 2024. Registered investment advisers that manage accounts that are considered “plan assets” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and that are subject to the ERISA ...

  • Express Fast Tracks Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing

    April 23, 2024

    Express, Inc., the fashion mall retailer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the District of Delaware Bankruptcy Court, docket #24-10831 (KBO) on April 22, 2024. This is the second retailer bankruptcy filing that our office has called since publishing our Retailers to Watch for a Possible Bankruptcy Filing in 2024 article, posted on March 1, ...

 

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