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September 2011 Archives

Real estate dispute may cause Monmouth Park investor to pull out

It seems relations between the state of New Jersey and a well-known real estate investor have soured, putting a deal to lease Monmouth Park race track in jeopardy. The investor is now claiming the state has changed the terms of the parties' pre-lease memorandum of agreement and has threatened to pull out of the deal. This is a good example of a how a real estate dispute can threaten what would otherwise be a mutually profitable deal.

Breach of contract claims result from abrupt franchise closing

Everyday there are reports of breach of contract claims between two or more parties. Disagreements, such as employment or partnership disputes, are fairly common and come in all shapes and sizes. The courts in New Jersey consider these claims every day, in an attempt to determine the underlying facts and arrive at a fair and just determination.

Wrongful termination decision reversed

In a surprising turn of events, a 2009 decision by an Atlantic City, New Jersey court has been vacated. The appeal annulled a $2.5 million award to a Margate man for wrongful termination under the New Jersey Law against Discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Both laws protect individuals with mental and/or physical impairments.

Wrongful termination ruling upheld upon appeal

An appeals court has ruled in a case involving a New Jersey adult merchandise company and a former employee. In August, the court ruled in favor of the former employee, upholding her award of $650,000 after she sued her former employer for wrongful termination.

Wrongful termination cited in suit against Hunterdon County

A lawsuit claiming wrongful termination was recently filed against Hunterdon County, its public safety director and others at Superior Court in Flemington, New Jersey. The suit alleges that the wrongful termination occurred when the county fired a man in December 2009 after it was discovered he had a seizure disorder which qualified as a disability under New Jersey law.

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