We live in a fast paced world of the digital age. Multiple drafts of legal documents fly back and forth in emails exchanged between attorneys and their clients. A client gives his attorney the basic facts and documents to commence a federal court action. The attorney and client review multiple drafts, but somewhere along the line a mistake is mad ... Read More.
Federal court practitioners and litigants must be mindful of the need to retain qualified and effective expert witnesses whose opinions satisfy the criteria for admissibility under the Federal Rules of Evidence, as initially established by the United States Supreme Court's decision in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1 ... Read More.
Joinder of Non-Owner Spouses in New Jersey Residential Foreclosure Cases
Assume the following scenario: Ralph Kramden purchases a residential investment property while single, and obtains mortgage financing to fund the purchase price. The property Deed is in Ralph's name only, as are the mortgage and promissory note that Ralph signed in favor of ... Read More.
NJ OPRA Request Exemption Recognized by NJ Appeals Court
Striking a blow to news media, and representing a victory for privacy advocates, in a landmark ruling the New Jersey Appellate Division denied the Bergen Record Newspaper's Open Public Records Act ("OPRA") request directed to the Bergen County Prosecutor demanding access to records concern ... Read More.