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NJ Supreme Court disapproves of res gestae doctrine

N.J. SUPREME COURT FORMALLY ABANDONS RES GESTAE DOCTRINE

The NJ Supreme Court no longer approves using the “res gestae” doctrine to support evidential rulings, as a common law hearsay exception, because…

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Each new party to contract with NJ is entitled to notice of claim

MIND 90-DAY NOTICE IN ADDING CLAIMS IN CONTRACT SUIT AGAINST STATE, COURT SAYS

Parties litigating contract disputes with the state of New Jersey must file a new notice of claim if they want to expand the lawsuit, a unanimous state Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

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AICRA does not bar Dram Shop Act lawsuits by drunk drivers

Drunk Drivers can Still Sue Liquor Licensees that Overserve them

You’re visibly drunk and the bar keeps serving you. You get on your motorcycle after last call. BOOM! CRASH! SERIOUS INJURIES. Lawsuit against bar?

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"Better get it right the first time you take the breathalyzer test"

No Second Warning for Breathalyzer Refusal Consequences

Should suspected drunken drivers who, after a proper warning, consent to a breathalyzer test, but who then fail to give an adequate sample, be given a second warning about the consequences?

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Unsafe Driving Bill passed by NJ Senate

Bill Would Make Unsafe-Driving Option Available to Repeat Offenders

Have you ever been denied a downgrade to the no points violation of “unsafe driving.?” That is going to change. Here’s why…

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lawyers fees from medicare set-aside accounts

LAWYER IN PERSONAL INJURY SUIT CAN DRAW HIS FEE FROM MEDICARE TRUST

Is a lawyer entitled to draw her fee from a medicare set-aside account? Here’s what one Superior Court judge had to say…

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Join a non-party with potential liability

The NJ Supreme Court Reminds Lawyers they Better Comply with the Joinder Rule

Warning…Ignore the entire controversy and joinder rule at your own peril. Here’s how the NJ Supreme Court reacted to a failure to join a party with potential liability…

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No Fault Insurance, "AICRA" options

20 Tips to Protect you and your Family under the NJ Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act

Are you scratching your head in bewilderment over the myriad choices a NJ auto owner must make when it comes to mandatory auto insurance? Want some suggestions..?

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