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Take It Outside: Club Not Responsible For Injuries When Fight Spilled Into Parking Lot
  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC
  • USA
  • August 16 2017

You don't need to be James Dalton to know that bar fights are scary. (If you don't know who James Dalton is, however, you do need to go watch Road


Setting Priorities: When You Refinance A First Mortgage, Is It Still A FIRST Mortgage?
  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC
  • USA
  • August 8 2017

It is a question I have been asked a number of times over the past few years: If a lender refinances an existing mortgage, does the new lender step


Law And The Simpsons, Lesson One: Trampolines Potential Lawsuits
  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC
  • USA
  • August 4 2017

I know trampolines are fun, but everyone should know, thanks to The Simpsons, that they are a recipe for (legal) disaster: Apparently some people


NJ Supreme Court: If Borrower Abides By Terms Of Settlement Agreement, Lender Must Modify Mortgage
  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC
  • USA
  • August 1 2017

Lawsuits arising out of foreclosures and mortgage modifications are common. (Even more common than lawsuits about gyms or health clubs if you can


NJ Court: Agreement To Arbitrate "Any Claims" Does Not Include Agreement To Arbitrate Statutory Claims
  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC
  • USA
  • July 26 2017

In recent months I have written several times about the difficulty of enforcing arbitration agreements in New Jersey (e.g., here, here, and here


Transfer Made On The Morning Of Sheriff's Sale, For The Purpose Of Delaying The Sheriff's Sale, Deemed Fraudulent
  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC
  • USA
  • July 24 2017

In Perry Street, defendants were a limited liability corporation and the sole member of that corporation. The corporate defendant owned property in


NLRB Circuit Breakers
  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC
  • USA
  • July 14 2017

The National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") is in transition. There is little doubt that the NLRB of the Obama Administration, which often issued


Another Day, Another Lawsuit About Injuries Suffered At A Gym (Another Reason For Me Not To Go To The Gym)
  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC
  • USA
  • July 14 2017

I have written about the enforceability of waivers in health club membership agreements before, including just last week. Now the Appellate Decision


Let Sleeping Dogs Lie . . . Just Not In A Hallway Where They Might Create A Dangerous Condition?
  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC
  • USA
  • July 7 2017

When is a sleeping dog a dangerous condition? This is the burning question that the Appellate Division answered in Parella v. Compeau. In Parella


Exception To The Rule: Ambulance Service Providers Are "Learned Professionals" And Not Subject To New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act
  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC
  • USA
  • July 5 2017

New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act ("CFA") is generally recognized as one of the strongest consumer protection laws in the country. It prohibits "any