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Booze And Boating Don't Mix (But They Do Lead To An Interesting Discussion Of Negligent Entrustment)

USA - September 7 2018 Some sets of facts just seem tailor-made for a potential lawsuit. Climbing up a ladder with a chainsaw to cut your neighbor's tree limbs that are…

Lawyer Loses Challenge To Rule Limiting The Amount Of Time He Could Speak At City Council Meeting

USA - August 10 2018 There is a lawyer joke in here somewhere about lawyers suing to get more time to speak or how someone should sue to force lawyers to talk less…

Party That Drafted Arbitration Provision Moves To Have Provision Deemed Unenforceable. It Lost.

USA - August 3 2018 Most cases involving commercial contracts and arbitration provisions follow a similar pattern. They generally involve consumers arguing that they…

Curtain Falls On Action Brought By Exotic Dancers

USA - July 26 2018 A federal case filed in Wisconsin by a class of exotic dancers against a group of defendants…

A New Twist On Who Gets The House When The Relationship Ends

USA - July 19 2018 If you read this blog then you know that failed relationships often make for the most interesting cases. For example, if your would-be spouse calls…

Dog (Bite) Days Of Summer, Part II: Home Inspector Bitten While Inspecting Home Can't Sue Realtor

USA - July 13 2018 Last week, I wrote about an exception to the strict liability normally imposed on dog owners under New Jersey's dog bite statute. (A short time before…

The Pipes, The Pipes Are . . . Frozen! (Or, Who Is Liable For Property Damage While Home Buyer And Home Seller Wait For The Final Check To Clear?)

USA - June 29 2018 Although the temperature today is supposed to reach 90 degrees, this post is about frozen pipes. More specifically, pipes in a house that is under…

Court Enforces Codicil Written In Decedent's Blood (Yes, You Read That Correctly)

USA - June 26 2018 I never took trusts and estates in law school because I thought it would be boring. Had I known that there were cases like In the Matter of The Will…

New Jersey Court Answers The Burning Question: Can I Sue The Owner Of An Abandoned Church If I Slip And Fall On The Sidewalk Outside The Church?

USA - June 11 2018 The facts and legal issues in sidewalk slip and fall cases sometimes read like they are pulled from law school final exams. In New Jersey, the…

Arbitration Provision Bounced Again, Even After Kindred Nursing Decision.

USA - June 7 2018 As readers of this blog know, arbitration provisions in consumer contracts are difficult to enforce in New Jersey. (Click here or here for a refresher…