A recent case decided by the Superior Court of New Jersey concerning the issuance of a final restraining order (FRO) for domestic violence. In the case, B.D. v. L.N. (2019), the plaintiff sought a restraining order against the defendant, alleging that the defendant had engaged in harassment after the plaintiff and defendant had engaged in an extra-marital affair. Ultimately, the court concluded that the plaintiff had not presented sufficient evidence to show that the defendant had engaged in har
Can a commercial landlord be held responsible for injuries on commercial property when the commercial lease expressly requires the commercial tenant to perform certain types of maintenance on the property? A recent New Jersey Supreme Court case says that a commercial property owner is not responsible if someone slips and falls on that commercial property due to snow and ice.
On January 3, 2020, the Appellate Division reversed in part the Law Division’s order granting summary judgment to the Ocean Township Police Department in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by Kathleen Delanoy. By writing for the three-judge panel, Judge Jack Sabatino became the first judge to provide substantive analysis regarding the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”), N.J.S.A. 10:5-12(s).
On October 15, 2019, the New Jersey Civil Service Commission (CSC) published the Statewide Domestic Violence Policy (DVP), and it mandates that all public employers must adopt some form of the policy.
| Practice Area: Labor & Employment Law, Public Employers and Employees
A recent New Jersey appellate case, D.A.W. v. W.G.W. (2019) clarified that a party in a divorce case can lose certain rights to the property if that party does not abide by court orders to remove such property from the marital residence. Indeed, the court ruled that the defendant forfeited his personal property by failing to remove it in a timely manner. We want to provide you with more details concerning the facts of the case and the court’s ruling.
| Practice Area: Family Law, Equitable Distribution of Assets and Liabilities