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The New Jersey Prompt Payment Act

Posted in Construction, Litigation

While many contractors may not be aware of the existence of the New Jersey Prompt Payment Act, its application to construction litigation where payment is sought under either a general-contract or sub-contract is important to the industry.

Amending a Construction Lien Claim

Posted in Construction, Litigation

At times, it may become necessary to amend a construction lien claim after if it is initially filed. The relevant statutory authority which addresses this issue is codified by N.J.S.A. 2A:44A-11. In general, this section provides that a lien claim may be amended for any appropriate reason, including but not limited to, correcting inaccuracies in… Continue Reading

Removing an Invalid Construction Lien

Posted in Construction, Litigation

As the owner of a parcel of property, you might someday be faced with a scenario wherein a construction lien filed by a contractor who performed work for you was either improperly filed, or is simply invalid on its face. The issue becomes what is the proper way to remove and/or discharge this construction lien… Continue Reading

NJ Supreme Court Says Employees Can’t Agree to Shorten Statute of Limitations

Posted in Employment, Litigation

Several months ago, I blogged about the Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture Co., 436 N.J. Super. 305 (Super. Ct. 2014)case. The case addressed an important issue – whether or not an employee’s could enter an agreement to shorten the statute of limitations period from 2 years to six months to assert an employment discrimination claim pursuant… Continue Reading

A Cyberlaw Preparedness Primer for Businesses

Posted in Business & Corporate, Cyber Law, Litigation

As the dust settles on the legal battle between Apple and the F.B.I., businesses should take note of the many issues related to the privacy and confidentiality of electronically stored information. Though Apple arguably emerged victorious in refusing to create a backdoor for its security measures, the still unknown point of access utilized by the… Continue Reading