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December 2014 Archives

Resolving disputes in New Jersey

Not every civil case that goes to court has to be resolved by a judge. In many cases, the parties involved in a dispute can take part in mediation or arbitration. This is referred to as alternate dispute resolution. Mediation is an informal and voluntary process that is entered into by all parties to a dispute.

Legal recourse against wrongful termination

Some New Jersey residents may have reason to believe they were wrongfully discharged from their job. When this happens, it may be beneficial to know if the discharge was done within the confines of the law and the employer's termination policy. If not, the employee may have the option of pursuing a wrongful termination suit.

Housewives star blames conviction on former lawyer

The star of reality show The Real Housewives of New Jersey Teresa Giudice has filed a $5 million lawsuit against her former bankruptcy lawyer. The lawsuit was filed on in the Manhattan Supreme Court and claims that the lawyer committed legal malpractice by failing to prepare Teresa to meet with creditors and the federal Bankruptcy Court trustee, mishandled the filing of the bankruptcy and prepared amendments that were inaccurate.

Helping New Jersey residents determine when to find a lawyer

In certain legal proceedings, it may be necessary to have the assistance of an attorney. While an individual may be able to find certain types of legal information on their own online, there is no guarantee that the information is accurate or relevant. Those who decide to represent themselves in a legal proceeding may file a document after a deadline or file the wrong document altogether.

Understanding the differences between criminal and civil lawsuits

New Jersey residents may be interested in information concerning the differences between criminal and civil cases in the United States. While both generally involve a dispute inside a courtroom, they have very different motives, goals and parties.

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