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Insurance Coverage, the "Next Business Day" Rule and Fairness

Beauty Supplies.jpgLawyers often get the reputation of thinking about the "worst case" scenarios, no matter how unlikely they may be. It is a tricky game of "what if," where a potential situation is weighed against the likelihood that it will occur. Insurance companies similarly weigh these pros and cons and decide whether they will insure against a particular situation. 

Mandatory Arbitration for Employees - No Way Out?

search.jpgWhile filing a lawsuit is the most well-known form of getting legal relief, arbitration has become an alternative to resolving employment disputes, like discrimination, wrongful termination and wage claims. The 2 sides go before a neutral arbitrator, usually an attorney or retired judge, but are limited to whatever terms are in the employment agreement that was signed, usually at or after the time the employee begins his or her job.

Consumer Protection or Business Extinction?

The New Jersey State Assembly's Consumer Affairs Committee just cleared a bill that would have a drastic impact on contracts between businesses and consumers. The proposed law would ban contracts that force consumers to give up or limit certain rights, such as the right to sue, to bring a class action, to contact a law enforcement agency to file a consumer complaint, or to secure a jury trial.

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