Filing for Bankruptcy in NJ
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1d ago
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How a Statute of Repose can Affect Your Claim in New Jersey
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6d ago
What is a Statute of Repose in New Jersey? In New Jersey, a "statute of repose" is a legal concept that imposes a time limit within which a lawsuit must be filed against a defendant. Statute of reposes differ in every state, however, in general, each statute of repose provides a defense to claims being alleged by the claimant/plaintiff based on the passage of time. In New Jersey, the purpose of the statute of repose is to provide a measure, or repose, and prevent liability for life against contractors and architects. Hein v. GM Const. Co., Inc., 330 N.J. Super. 282 (App. Div. 2000 ..read more
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My Employer has labeled me an Independent Contractor – Am I entitled to Workers Compensation Benefits in New Jersey?
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Bankruptcy 101: Understanding Secured and Unsecured Debts in Bankruptcy
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by Carlos Martinez
1w ago
When it comes to filing for bankruptcy, one of the key considerations for individuals and businesses is the distinction between unsecured and secured debts. As a bankruptcy attorney, it is important that all clients understand the key differences between these two types of debts and understand how they will be handled in the bankruptcy process. In knowing the major differences, clients are better equipped to choose the right bankruptcy for their individual case. This blog will explore the differences between secured and unsecured debt and how each is treated in the bankruptcy process ..read more
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The Bankruptcy Petition of The New Jersey Housewives’ Stars Teresa and Giuseppe Giudice; Lesson Learned Never Failure to List Assets/Income
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3w ago
In any bankruptcy petition you must list assets, liabilities and income honestly or you could be subject to an objection to your bankruptcy case or worse be charged criminally. Teresa and Giuseppe Giudice each pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, one count of bankruptcy fraud by false declarations. Joe Giudice also pled guilty to one count of failure to file a tax return ..read more
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The Automatic Stay and its Power Against Creditors
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3w ago
Filing a bankruptcy petition under any chapter of the Bankruptcy Code creates what is called an “automatic stay.” The automatic stay prevents creditors from taking action against a bankrupt individual, known as a “debtor.” Typically, violation of the automatic stay is a serious matter and courts typically tend to punish those that violate the stay and harass a debtor. But what power does the automatic stay actually have ..read more
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The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act —Protecting NJ Consumers from Deceptive Business Practices
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by David L. Stevens
1M ago
The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (the Act) provides some of the broadest protections to consumers in the nation. The Act protects consumers from fraud in almost all aspects of sales and purchases, including deceptive practices by home improvement contractors, fraudulent inducement of contracts by salespeople, and the fraudulent sales of goods and vehicles. The Act prevents merchants, salespeople, and contractors from using deceptive practices in the sales of goods and services to consumers. Almost any deceptive sales practice can violate the Act, even sales where a business is the victim of ..read more
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Some Basics to Understand About Car Insurance Personal Injury Protection Benefits In New Jersey
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1M ago
In New Jersey, Personal injury protection (PIP) benefits are a critical part of car insurance with respect to medical treatment. PIP coverage, also known as no-fault coverage, helps to pay for medical costs and treatment and other critical costs, such as income continuation benefits, incurred because of a car accident, regardless of which driver or person was at fault. After an accident it is critical that you set up a PIP claim immediately with your car insurance company. Medical treatment is governed by the PIP fee schedules and a medical provider accepting PIP cannot charge more than the f ..read more
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What to Do When You Are Involved In a Car Accident With a Rental Car
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by Varun Laks
1M ago
One of the best things about renting a car is getting behind the wheel of something new. Whether you are renting for business or pleasure, driving a rental car can be like getting an extended test drive of something you would not normally get to try. But driving something different comes with a risk, namely that you are driving something different. While an accident in a rental car is likely the last thing you would want to think about when handed your new keys, it is nevertheless important to understand what steps to take if something should happen ..read more
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How to Fix Your Credit After Bankruptcy
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by Carlos Martinez
1M ago
As a bankruptcy attorney, I often see clients who are struggling with low credit scores and are looking for ways to improve their financial situation. While bankruptcy can be a helpful solution for getting out of debt and starting fresh, it can also have a significant impact on your credit score. Nevertheless, and although it does have an impact on your credit score, this does not mean that you will not be able to build credit after bankruptcy. In fact, not only is possible to rebuild your credit after bankruptcy and get back on track financially, it is recommended to rebuild your credit. Her ..read more
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