Michael Booth

Court's Child Relocation Ruling Overdue, But Questions Remain, Family Lawyers Say

Michael Booth

Custodial parents looking to move out of New Jersey have a difficult hill to climb if their ex-spouses object to the move, even if the move involves a better job or a new spouse. That is the general consensus among New Jersey family lawyers in the wake of a landmark ruling last month by the state Su

Woman Injured in Rear-End Accident Gets $1.8 Million Verdict in Sussex

Michael Booth, David Gialanella and Charles Toutant

A Sussex County jury on June 21 awarded a Sparta woman $1.8 million in Mongiello v. Gallagher as compensation for injuries she sustained when the car in which she was riding was rear-ended by another car.

Apple Settles State Investigation Into Price-Display Policies

Michael Booth

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and Apple have agreed that the tech giant will install continuously available pricing information for iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Apple Watches and other devices on sale in Apple Stores in the state.

High Court Will Hear Disability Appeal of Traumatized Teacher

Michael Booth

The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to take up the case of a teacher seeking higher disability payments based on a series of scuffles with high school students that she claims led her to quit.

Christie Signs Digital Fiduciary Act

Michael Booth

Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday signed legislation recognizing a fiduciary heir's right to obtain control of a decedent's digital assets.

No Wages Means No Whistleblower Claims for Firefighter

Michael Booth

A volunteer firefighter terminated after he made repeated complaints about his colleagues and superiors is not covered by New Jersey's Conscientious Employee Protection Act, a state appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

Justices Hear Arguments in Offensive Flyer Flap

Michael Booth

A state prosecutor asked the New Jersey Supreme Court to reinstate the criminal conviction of a man who added offensive comments to a co-worker's wedding photos and posted them as flyers.

Lawmakers' Veto of NJ Job-Banding Rule Under Court Microscope

Michael Booth

The administration of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie asked the state Supreme Court to reinstate civil service rules, aimed at eliminating competitive testing for some state government jobs, that were rejected by the Democrat-controlled Legislature.

Lawyers Spar Over Civil Liability in Fatal Apartment Fire

Michael Booth

Lawyers squared off before the New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday over whether a Paterson electrical inspector should be afforded absolute immunity against claims that he failed to inform his superiors about a dangerous condition in an apartment house that ultimately burned in a fatal fire.

Election Board Gets Court's OK to Investigate Essex Executive

Michael Booth

A New Jersey appeals court ruled Friday that the state Election Law Enforcement Commission may proceed with an investigation into alleged campaign finance law violations by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and his treasurer.

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