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April 2018 Archives

Entitled to Working Heat - Warranty of Habitability

800px-Flats_at_bristol_harbour_arp.jpgAfter a brutally cold New Jersey winter full of snowstorms, many of us are probably grateful for the heat we had in our homes - that is, if it was working. Problems with heat or other utilities in a rental home or apartment in the past likely led you to contact your landlord. He or she probably didn't wait too long to fix the problem, but if he did, you could have a claim against him.

Anti-Bullying Act Applies to Teachers

school.pngSchools are a common setting for bullying. It oftentimes takes place between two students, but can be committed by any person against any other person. Any bullying complaints, proceedings, and findings are governed by New Jersey's Anti-Bullying Act (the "Act"), N.J.S.A. 18A:37-13 to -32. In a recent case, S.G. v. Board of Education of the Hunterdon Central Regional School District, Hunterdon County, a New Jersey Appeals Court looked at bullying by a teacher against a student.