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February 2017 Archives

It's Not Easy to Relocate a Child of Divorce Away From the Other Parent

Just_divorced.jpgA New Jersey Family Court judge's order resolved the question of whether or not a custodial parent can relocate to another state when the other parents objects. It said that a 20% increase in salary by the custodial parent is not enough to justify relocation.

A League of Their Own? Yes, Says an NJ Appeals Court

220px-A_worn-out_baseball.JPGA February 7 Appeals Court decision gave a "walk" to an amateur baseball association's recruiting tactics, including operating at a loss to entice/take another association's teams/managers. A lawsuit was filed claiming that it was unlawful interference. The court said that unless there is some showing of fraud or extremely questionable activity, it was OK.

A Creditor Can't Easily Get to a Deadbeat Debtor's Real Estate

US_Capitol_Police_Cruiser_Ford_Crown_Vic_fr.jpgM.O. owns a home in a homeowner's association community (Community). The Community got a $6,907 judgment against him on February 21, 2013, "because he failed to pay association maintenance fees and other charges under its governing documents." In attempt to collect, Community served M.O. with a copy of the judgment and an information subpoena. Although the certified mail copy was returned with a signed receipt, M.O. never completed the Information Subpoena.

How Businesses Can Protect Themselves From Sexual Harassment Claims

800px-Courtroom.jpgA recent New Jersey Appeals Court decision involved a case involving sexual harassment complaints in a large company. A company that has specific, formal, effective policies for reporting/addressing complaints of sexual or other harassment - and acts swiftly upon these - may be shielded from liability.

Schools Can Always Protect Kids' Confidentiality

ICCE_First_Student_Wallkill_School_Bus.jpgA January 13 Appeals Court decision addressed the issue of deleting student initials from school attorney invoices when complying with a public record request. When the state institution has a legitimate interest in protecting individual confidentiality, those deletions are appropriate.