Dealing with Lying Lawyers

Occasionally lawyers step so far over the line as to be abusive to the other party or dangerous to the public. The judicial system, judges and professional ethics watchdogs must decide where the bumpers on acceptable conduct lie and then act to preserve the boundaries on attorney conduct.… Read more

Mandatory Vaccination for COVID-19

As you may know, U.S. employers may implement a policy making it mandatory for employees to receive the vaccination for COVID-19 provided that appropriate exceptions are made for those who cannot receive it for medical or religious reasons. If you plan to implement such a policy, you should begin planning now.… Read more

Supreme Court Takes Jail Settlement Agreement Case

Today the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to hear the plaintiff's appeal in Libertarians for Transparent Gov't v. Cumberland County, 465 N.J. Super. 11 (App. Div. 2020), a published decision that shut down public access to non-litigation settlement agreements that resolve a public employee's internal discipline.… Read more

New Use of Force Policy Makes Positive Changes, But Also Raises Questions

On December 21, 2020, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced changes to the statewide "Use of Force Policy," the first revision to the policy in two decades. Among other things, the new policy prohibits the use of deadly force against citizens "except as an absolute last resort." Because the Attorney General is New Jersey's "chief law enforcement officer," this policy is binding upon every law enforcement agency in the state.… Read more

NJ Passes Law To Legalize Adult Use Cannabis

On December 17, 2020, both houses of New Jersey's legislature passed companion bills to create a new regulatory framework to govern the cultivation, processing, distribution and sale of state legal marijuana. The bill is expected to be promptly signed into law by Governor Murphy.… Read more