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When Perfecting A Security Interest In Goods or Chattel, Don’t Be Fooled If The Debtor ReLocates Its Business To A Different State

Posted by September 18, 2015 , ,

PERFECTING SECURITY INTEREST IN GOODS OR CHATTEL Under the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”), is a secured creditor required to file a new UCC-1 financing statement to perfect its security interest in equipment if a debtor moves its “location” to another jurisdiction?  The answer may depend on whether the debtor is considered an “organiza ... Read More.

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Entire Controversy Doctrine: Loophole Allows For Second Bite Of The Apple

Posted by March 13, 2015 , , , ,

Consider this hypothetical: Plaintiff accounting firm (“Accounting Firm”) files a collection suit (“Action 1”) against defendant limited liability company (“LLC”) for nonpayment of invoices.  In LLC’s answer to the Accounting Firm’s Complaint, LLC raises professional negligence as an “affirmative defense.”  LLC fails to retain ... Read More.

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You’re Only as Good as Your Word, Says New Jersey Appeals Court

Posted by June 25, 2014 ,

As children, we're taught not to make promises unless we intend to keep them.  The New Jersey Appellate Division recently reaffirmed this important lesson in an unpublished decision in which the court scolded a consumer who duped a car dealership by entering into a contract he knew he couldn’t honor. In upholding the trial court’s decision ren ... Read More.

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Do Partnership Agreements Have to be in Writing?

Posted by March 14, 2014 ,

While it is always preferred to have a written agreement defining the type of partnership, the purpose of the partnership, the duties and obligations of the partners, distribution of partnership profits and other key terms,  under New Jersey law the short answer is no.  An agreement to create a partnership may be oral, written or implied by the c ... Read More.

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