In 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court established the Complex Business Litigation Program (CBLP). Much like the Commercial Division in New York courts, the CBLP is designed to resolve complex business, commercial, and construction cases in an expedited manner. Restricted to cases where the amount in controversy is at least $200,000, the CBLP uses different discovery rules than … [Read more...] about How the Complex Business Litigation Program (CBLP) Works
As the summer started, it looked like COVID-19 had finally been beaten. Infection rates and hospitalizations had dropped dramatically, vaccination numbers were rising and businesses across the Garden State were opening back up. The story remains largely good news. While infection rates have increased, and indeed have skyrocketed in other states, New Jersey’s infection rates … [Read more...] about Bringing Your Employees Back? Some COVID-19 Considerations
Last year, as the COVID-19 crisis set in, we took a look at the contract defenses of frustration of purpose and impossibility, two defenses our firm expected to see invoked in contract litigation related to COVID-19. We were not wrong, and it is interesting to see how the two defenses have played out one year later. Frustration of Purpose Frustration of purpose refers to … [Read more...] about COVID-19, Frustration of Purpose and Impossibility
Leave the Contract Drafting to the Attorneys Nowhere is the old saw “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” truer than in the realm of contract drafting. As a commercial litigator, time and again I have seen companies spend millions on litigation because they failed to take the necessary steps years earlier to ensure that their contracts were properly drafted and … [Read more...] about Why You Should Always Hire Counsel to Draft Your Contracts
A truly historic Election Day full of notable events included the passage of a referendum measure in New Jersey which amends the State Constitution to legalize the use and sale of cannabis beyond the current medical marijuana regime in New Jersey. The vital next step in the process of creating a legal general-use marijuana sales framework in New jersey is the passage of … [Read more...] about Cannabis is Legal in New Jersey: Now What?