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What Phineas Gage’s Injury Taught Us About Frontal Lobes

USA - May 25 2017 In 1848, Phineas Gage, a 25 year old railroad worker, unwittingly became a benchmark of modern neuroscience. Gage was using a tamping iron to pack

What are the Negative Consequences of Hoarding in a Community Association?

USA - May 23 2017 Hoarding is a psychological condition where: 1) individuals have difficulty getting rid of possessions that are no longer useful; and 2) efforts to

Will the Judge Listen to My Child’s Preferences When Deciding Custody?

USA - November 6 2017 Divorcing parents often ask whether a judge listen to a child’s preference in a custody dispute. The answer is maybe - it depends on many factors

Knocked Down and Injured by a Dog - Now What?

USA - June 27 2017 Most people are aware that a dog owner can be sued if his dog bites you. But what if a dog runs up to you, jumps on you, and knocks you down, causing

Construction Liens on Leased Commercial Premises

USA - November 13 2017 In general, a contractor or supplier is entitled to file a lien against a commercial property if they have performed work or provided materials

Recent Changes to New Jersey’s Public Recreational Bathing Facility Code Will Impact All Community Associations

USA - February 15 2018 The New Jersey Public Recreational Bathing Facility Code, N.J.A.C. 8:26-1.1, et seq., (“Bathing Code”), has changed as of January 16, 2018 and all

Recent Government Actions May Impact the Healthcare Industry and Affect Nursing Home Residents

USA - February 14 2018 The Trump Administration has recently adopted new limits on the use of guidance documents for federal agencies. Guidance documents are the

Filing a Residential Construction Lien in New Jersey

USA - February 12 2018 If you are a contractor or subcontractor in New Jersey who is involved in the construction or renovation of residential structures, you should be

The PennEast Pipeline: What Happens Next?

USA - February 12 2018 A few weeks ago, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted conditional approval of the PennEast Pipeline. FERC is a federal agency which

Opioids, Employees, and Accommodations: an Employer’s Primer on Confronting the Crisis

USA - February 8 2018 Consider a few scenarios: An employee has been injured on the job and unexpectedly fails a post-accident drug test, testing positive for opioids. What