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The Importance of Notice

Posted by Wade T. Baldwin | May 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

A fundamental step when presenting a land use application to your municipal zoning or planning board is first putting the public on notice of the application. Notice is a jurisdictional requirement that must be satisfied before a board may even consider your application. The Municipal Land Use La...

CHOOSING THE RIGHT INSURANCE FOR YOU

Posted by Wade T. Baldwin | Apr 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Purchasing automobile insurance is a confusing and often misunderstood process. If you don't purchase proper insurance, it may have catastrophic consequences should you be involved in an accident. When choosing insurance coverage, it's easy to be fooled into thinking you're saving money when you ...

LAVERY SELVAGGI WELCOMES THREE NEW ASSOCIATES

Posted by Michael S. Selvaggi | Apr 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Paul D. Mitchell joins Lavery Selvaggi from a general practice firm in Basking Ridge. He also previously maintained a private solo practice.  A graduate of Rutgers University School of Law, Mitchell has extensive experience counseling clients in real estate, estate planning, and small business ma...

EXPUNGEMENT MADE EASIER

Posted by Michael S. Selvaggi | Jan 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you have been convicted in the past for a marijuana-related offense, expunging your record just got a lot easier.  On December 18, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed Senate Bill S-4154 into law which modified the severity of the offenses for certain marijuana and hashish related violations maki...

Think Pink

Posted by Michael S. Selvaggi | Oct 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every October, LSAC joins with Atlantic Health Systems to promote their #AskHer campaign, designed to raise breast cancer awareness.  LSAC and Atlantic Health Systems recognize that so many women put the care of others before themselves, and believe that it is up to each of us to remind the women...

What is a Charity ?

Posted by John J. Abromitis | Sep 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The New Jersey Charitable Immunity Act is designed, in part, to provide qualifying institutions with immunity from civil claims of negligence.  The rationale and purpose of charitable immunity is to encourage altruistic activity by limiting the economic impact of litigation on charities. Whether...

Promoting Equal Pay and Gender Equity

Posted by Richard W. Wenner | Aug 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently, Acting Governor Sheila Y. Oliver signed A1094 into law, which will prevent employers from asking about workers' wage and salary history.  A1094 makes it an unlawful employment practice in New Jersey for any employer to screen a job applicant based on their salary history, including prio...

Phillipsburg Redevelopment Site

Posted by Lawrence P. Cohen | Apr 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The former Ingersoll-Rand site in Phillipsburg, New Jersey has been designated by the Town as an area in need of redevelopment.  The site was purchased by a developer and is now being redeveloped.  Recently, the project was designated as the largest industrial project site in the United States.  ...

Powers of Attorney in Real Estate Transactions

Posted by Katherine E. Ingrassia | Mar 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A power of attorney allows you to designate someone else to handle your financial affairs and to make and/or sign agreements on your behalf.  The person who executes the power of attorney is called the “principal,” and the person to whom the power of attorney is given is called the “agent” or “at...

THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY RULES THAT VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS ARE ENTITLED TO TEMPORARY DISABILITY BENEFITS UNDER THE WORKERS COMPENSATION STATUTE EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT EMPLOYED

Posted by James F. Moscagiuri | Mar 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

The New Jersey Supreme Court has rendered a decision that has a significant positive impact on volunteer firefighters who are injured during the course of performing their duties.  It was previously unsettled whether a volunteer, with no other paid employment, could receive temporary disability p...

WHAT MAKES A CONDITION LEGAL?

Posted by Unknown | Mar 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

When land use boards grant approvals to develop property, they often include conditions.  To be valid, the condition must (1) not conflict with any other zoning ordinance; (2) not require illegal conduct; (3) serve the public interest; (4) be reasonably calculated to achieve a legitimate objectiv...

Late Filing Ok’d

Posted by Unknown | Feb 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Public entities in New Jersey are immune from tort liability.  However, the Tort Claims Act provides injured people with a way to recover for the negligent acts of public entities.  However, the Act imposes strict requirements upon litigants seeking to sue public entities to limit a public entity...

2019 Estate, Gift and GST Tax Update

Posted by Katherine E. Ingrassia | Jan 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

As of January 1st, the federal estate tax exemption increased from $11.2 million to $11.4 million per individual and from $22.4 million to $22.8 per married couple, with the highest federal estate tax rate remaining at 40%.  The federal lifetime gift tax exemption and generation-skipping transfer...

Michael S. Selvaggi to Serve on Finance Council

Posted by Michael B. Lavery | Nov 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

Michael S. Selvaggi has been selected to serve on the Finance Council for Saint Luke Parish in Long Valley, New Jersey.  The Finance Council is responsible for overseeing the financial affairs and operations for the Church.  This appointment continues a long-standing volunteer relationship Mr. S...

APPELLATE DIVISION RECOGNIZES A POTENTIALLY NEGLIGENT INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS CLAIM FOR A BYSTANDER SAME-SEX PARTNER

Posted by John J. Abromitis | Sep 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

New Jersey courts have recognized a claim of negligent inflection of emotional distress (“NIED”) for people who witness an injury to a family member, caused by the negligence of a third party.  The elements to establish a NIED claim are: The death or serious physical injury of another caused b...

Elected Officials Can Vote!

Posted by Unknown | Jun 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

In many small communities in New Jersey, elected municipal officials wear many civic hats.  These dedicated public servants not only offer their time to be on their township committees, but also serve on the volunteer fire company or emergency squad.  Historically, these elected officials were b...

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