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A construction accident could result from defects

When some New Jersey residents think of damages after an accident, they may think of physical harm suffered by a person or sustained by someone’s property. However, damages can come in many forms, including financial losses and non-economic damages. Because so much harm could come from a single event, such as a construction accident, insurance …

Taking a contract breach to court

Business contracts do not always prevent misunderstandings or disagreements between the parties who sign them. Nevertheless, you know as a business owner that the chances are much higher of facing a serious dispute with a customer, employee, vendor or another business with whom you work if you do not have a contract in place. Strong …

Eminent domain dispute over pipeline involves state of New Jersey

Land use can be a tricky topic. Whether it is commercial or private property, most property owners want to protect their asset as much as possible. As a result, when a government agency wants to use eminent domain to seize property for a project, it is understandable that it will not sit well with everyone. …

Need to fire a worker? Follow proper procedure

New Jersey employers have a lot of legal matters to address throughout the course of their duties. In addition to adhering to the law in the ways they operate their businesses, they must also prepare for and hopefully avoid situations that could pose legal issues for the company. In particular, when having to fire a …

A close look at non-compete terms in a contract dispute

Employment contracts are an important tool for most types of companies. In this type of contract, a New Jersey employer can outline expectations and responsibilities for both parties during the employment term, reducing the chance of a conflict. It is also possible to include terms that will protect the interests of the business, such as …

Banks have legal obligations to protect consumer data

Running a banking institution involves garnering consumers’ trust. After all, no one wants to bank with a company that seems lax in its protections or does not follow federal and New Jersey state laws. In particular, bank owners and operators want to ensure that they protect consumers’ personal information and data, and understanding their legal …

Construction companies must be mindful of zoning during projects

When wanting to build something new in a particular area, there are many laws and regulations that must be addressed. Construction companies and individuals looking to build will need to ensure that they follow New Jersey laws regarding permits, contracts, regulations and zoning. In some cases, zoning can be a tricky issue, especially if someone …

What are my options when my partner breaches our agreement?

Ideally, you and your business partner worked out a written agreement that defines the expectations of your partnership. Your agreement likely outlines how you will share the duties, expenses and profits of your New Jersey business as well as how to set and adjust the company’s goals. However, does your partnership agreement say what should …

What is earnest money, and how much will you pay?

When deciding to make a significant financial transaction, it is important for individuals to know exactly what they are getting into. For example, if New Jersey residents are ready to buy a home, they need to understand that a lot more money goes into the process than simply the asking price for the property. In …

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