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Employer's law blog - court orders production of notes prepared by plaintiff, not on request from counsel
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2012

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently held that handwritten notes prepared by a plaintiff before she met with her attorney are not protected by the attorney-client privilege and must be produced in discovery, where the notes were not prepared at the attorney’s direction or under his supervision


New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2013

In a business-friendly decision, Perez v. Professionally Green, LLC, 214 N.J. ___ (2013), a unanimous New Jersey Supreme Court held yesterday that a


"It vexes me. I'm terribly vexed."
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2012

The Hyde Amendment gives criminal defendants the chance to win attorney's fees and costs when "the court finds that the position of the United States was vexatious, frivolous, or in bad faith."


The perils of consent
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2011

The Sixth Circuit held that a suspected marijuana grower's consent to a search of his residence for "other material or records pertaining to narcotics" allowed the police to search a thumb drive connected to his laptop, on which they found child pornography


Pantazis v. Fidrych
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2008

In the recently-reported decision in Pantazis v. Fidrych, Case No. 02-CV-0919, 2008 Mass. Super. LEXIS 386 (Worcester Super. Ct. Nov. 7 2008), the Superior Court addresses, among other things, its authority to remove a trustee


The subpoenas are coming! The subpoenas are coming!
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2010

Inspectors general may soon have broader investigative power


White collar roundup - October 2013
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in United States v. Vilar set off a spate of interest by ruling Morrison v. National Australia Bank


IRS issues DOMA guidance: action steps for employers
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2013

On August 29, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Ruling 2013-17 providing guidance on the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision


Common-interest privilege confirmed in the garden state
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2014

The Supreme Court of New Jersey unanimously endorsed broad protections for the common-interest privilege in O'Boyle v. Borough of Longport. There


New Year's resolution -- make sure your estate plan reflects your wishes
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2013

With the start of a new year and the enactment of a new federal law that will affect estate planning in a variety of ways, now is the time to review