January 2017

The Basics of Criminal Proceedings in the US Explained
Criminal trials in the US proceed according to the common law system inherited from the British. The system is accusatory in nature in that an open contest is held between [...]
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Can a Person Sue a Company for a Carpal Tunnel Injury?
About six percent of all adults in the US suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. This percentage may look small but in [...]
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The Jones Act and Maritime Worker Injury Claims
Workers in the maritime industry such as deckhands, crew members, stevedores, longshoremen, and others can sue a shipping company if they suffer an injury while working on a ship. Laws [...]
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Three Things to Know Before Filing for a Divorce
Divorce is a painful experience that can lead to great emotional hardship for both partners. However, there are situations when the partners have to swallow this bitter pill for the [...]
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Can Video Evidence be Used in Court in DUI Cases?
Increasingly, video evidence is being presented in court by prosecuting counsel. An in-car camera presents an audio and visual record of the driving behavior of an individual before being stopped [...]
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Rickards Reappointed as Counsel to Ethics Board of Old Bridge
On January 4, 2017, the Township of Old Bridge Ethical Standards Board voted unanimously to reappoint Jordan B. Rickards as their official Board attorney. The Ethics Board consists of six [...]
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When Can a Patient Sue a Health Care Facility for Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice in the legal context is not limited to lawsuits against doctors and nurses. It also applies to health care facilities where alleged malpractice took place. Victims that have [...]
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Family Law 101: The Risk of Spoiling Social Media Evidence
A person who deletes something of evidentiary value in bad faith can be prosecuted in court. Any action that is deemed by the court to spoil evidence can lead to [...]
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