What Happens Between Spouses, Stays Between Spouses – Even If It’s A Crime

By Michael R. Ascher, Esq.   The New Jersey Rules of Evidence contain a strong privilege protecting communications between married couples.  The Rule provides that “no person shall disclose any communication made in confidence between such person and his or her spouse.” The privilege is based upon the strong societal policy encouraging spouses to share confidences and

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Traffic Accidents and Weather Immunity

By Thomas F. Dorn Jr., Esq. Any driver who has driven in conditions like rain, fog, ice or snow knows that it is a risk to drive in bad weather.  Sometimes it is a driver going too fast for weather conditions that causes an accident and sometimes the road conditions cause the vehicle to lose

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Are Lawsuit Settlements Taxable?

By Timothy J. Ford, Esq. & Christopher J. Roman, Esq. Do I have to pay taxes on money I receive in settling my claim?  Is any of the settlement non-taxable?  Plaintiffs frequently asked these questions when settling a personal injury, contract or employment case.  Unfortunately, these questions are asked at the time the plaintiff is

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Does Your Expert Measure Up? Evaluating Expert Qualifications in New Jersey Medical Malpractice Cases

By Stanley J. Zator, Esq. Choosing the right expert in a medical malpractice case may often mean the difference between winning and losing, especially in New Jersey.   For those of you who are otherwise unaware, medical malpractice actions arise from those unfortunate incidents where a patient is negligently injured at the hands of his/her own

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