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Handsfree is Not Distraction-Free

According to a new study, interacting with handsfree functions on a smartphone (like Siri) while driving causes more distractions than texting. In 2010, an estimated 160,000 crashes involved texting or emailing with a handheld device. In the same year, more than one million crashes involved talking on a cell phone, according to the National Safety […]

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Lengthy Civil and Family Trials Suspended in Bergen County

Due to a shortage of judges and judicial resources, civil and family trails expected to last longer than two weeks will not be tried in Bergen County for the foreseeable future. The  decision was made public in a  letter sent to the state bar association  on Monday by Bergen County Assignment Judge Peter E. Doyne. […]

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NJ Implements Higher Penalties for Texting and Driving

Beginning today, drivers caught texting and  driving in New Jersey will face penalties between $200-$400 for a first offense, up from $100.  A second offense is between $400 and $600, and the third time, not a charm, with a fine of up to $800 and the possibility of a suspended license. “We’re sending a message,” […]

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FDA discourages the use of laparoscopic power morcellation during hysterectomy or myomectomy for uterine fibroids

Laparoscopic power morcellators are medical devices used during different types of laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgeries. These can include certain procedures to treat uterine fibroids, such as removing the uterus (hysterectomy) or removing the uterine fibroids (myomectomy). Morcellation refers to the division of tissue into smaller pieces or fragments and is often used during laparoscopic surgeries […]

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Attention Medicaid Recipients – Bipartisan Budget Act Changes

The Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) which was just approved by Congress and signed into law contains language damaging to plaintiffs covered by Medicaid. As many of our present and former clients are aware, Medicaid, via federal legislation, has the ability to assert a lien for repayment of benefits received by its recipients who go on […]

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NJ Bill to Prevent Pregnancy Discrimination Awaits Governor’s Signature

A bill amending the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) to prevent pregnancy-based discrimination has passed the New Jersey State Assembly.  A similar bill passed the State Senate earlier, and the bills now await the Governor’s signature to be enacted into law.  Protections would not just cover pregnant women, but also those who had just […]

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New Bills Aim to Increase Penalties for Knockout Game

A new set of bills in New Jersey are taking aim at the so-called “Knockout Game” that is experiencing a resurgence in popularity.  In this game, individuals attack an unsuspecting victim in public, with the goal of knocking her unconscious.  The attacks are often recorded on video.  Currently, these attacks are classified as a third-degree […]

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What Employers Can and Cannot do Regarding Employee Social Media Accounts

New Jersey’s password-protected social media law went into effect on December 1, 2013, with some regulations regarding what employers can and cannot do regarding the social media accounts of current or prospective employees.  Generally, New Jersey employers are prohibited from: – Requesting social media account usernames and/or passwords; – Retaliating or discriminating against an employee […]

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New Distracted Driving Bill Extends to Behavior Far Beyond Texting

You may need to reconsider how and where you have your first cup of morning coffee if the New Jersey Legislature has it’s way!   The latest proposal on banning “distracted driving” goes way beyond the cell phone/texting issues we have been hearing so much about.   The New Jersey Law Journal recently reported on […]

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The Dangers of Texting and Driving

Just this week, Prosecutors in Essex County, NJ, charged a woman with vehicular homicide allegedly caused by her distraction from texting while driving.  Witnesses saw the defendant’s vehicle swerve from the Route 1 and 9 express lane into the local lane and strike the victim’s pickup truck, causing the truck to flip over and eject […]

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