Lexis Document of the Week: Complaint Underlying $2.4 Million Verdict For Transit Train Operator In Action Against City Of Chicago For Injuries Sustained When Police Car Collided With Train
Posted on 11-17-2016 by Kathleen Archer

On Aug. 10, 2012, Jeffrey Bryant was operating a Chicago Transit Authority train, approaching the Kedzie Brown Line station, in the City of Chicago, IL. The safety grade crossing was activated at the track intersection with North Kedzie Avenue, lights were flashing, bells were ringing, and gates were... Read More

Lexis Case of the Week: $8 Million Verdict For Chicago Boatworker's Shoulder Injury. Anthony Fonte v. American River Transportation Co.
Posted on 11-17-2016 by Kathleen Archer

Anthony Fonte was employed by James McHugh Construction Co. On May 2, 2012, Fonte was working in a stationary safety boat on the Chicago River near the Adams Street Bridge in Chicago, IL. American River Transportation Co. (ARTCO) was operating The Dale White vessel, which was pushing a barge northbound... Read More

Meaghan Atkinson discusses M&A in the U.S. Healthcare Industry
Posted on 06-03-2016 by Alyssa Heumann

What does the current market look like in your industry? My focus is on healthcare transactions, and particularly, on mergers and acquisitions involving hospital systems and academic medical centers. Right now the market is very active, and that activity doesn’t appear to be slowing down. My... Read More

Divorce Attorney for Business Owners in New Jersey
Posted on 03-12-2016 by Santo Artusa

Owning a business requires getting their first, leaving last, wearing multiple hats, juggling tasks, giving it your heart and soul. When a business owner goes through a divorce, it makes it that much harder to be the "general in chief" and much harder to perform at a top level. A divorce is... Read More

Posted on 02-29-2016 by Santo Artusa

WORKING WITH A DIVORCE ATTORNEY WITH A FINANCIAL BACKGROUND IS CRITICAL IN TODAY’S WORLD As a divorce attorney, people come see me daily to discuss the issues that are most important to them. Many people lose sight of the big picture and tend to focus on just a handful of issues. Even when a... Read More

Divorce- When it is a War, Both Parties May Very Well Lose, Consider Collaborative Divorce
Posted on 02-21-2016 by Santo Artusa

DIVORCE-WHEN YOU LET IT ALL OUT OF THE BAG, SOMETIMES THERE IS NO TURNING BACK, EVER, BEWARE You may have heard the stories, you may have been through it, you may know people who have been divorced, but all divorces are not created equal. A divorce can be one of the biggest life changing events in... Read More

Happy National Hamburger Day: 3 Crazy Burger Lawsuits
Posted on 12-21-2015 by Chad Troyan

Happy National Burger Day! What better way to celebrate this delicious holiday than to chow down on some ridiculous court cases involving some notable burger joints. I couldn’t think of any better way to celebrate and Entrepreneur.com helped out with these fast-food lawsuits. Take a look at what... Read More

First-Ever Spoofing Guilty Verdit – BigLaw Atty Faces Sanctions
Posted on 12-01-2015 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Aebra Coe The co-chair of Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s financial and regulatory litigation group is facing possible sanctions after a Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent spotted him taking photos and tweeting... Read More

Dividing Assets in a New Jersey Divorce
Posted on 09-19-2015 by Santo Artusa

The law in New Jersey concerning the division of assets in a divorce cases follows what is known as Equitable Distribution . So in New Jersey, 50%/50% is not automatic as it maybe in a community property state. Some of the key concepts enacted by New Jersey came from The Uniform Marriage and Divorce... Read More

Gay Marriage and the Failed Attempt to recreate the "Rosa Parks" of Marriage
Posted on 09-16-2015 by Santo Artusa

As a divorce lawyer, I do not place my religious beliefs into my practice. I am sworn to the State of New Jersey and to the laws of the United States. I believe in separation between church and state. While the clerk in Kentucky came out of jail to fans who believe what she did was right, along with... Read More

Jersey City and New Jersey Divorce Lawyer-5 Commonly Asked Questions
Posted on 06-28-2015 by Santo Artusa

Over the years as working as a matrimonial attorney in Jersey City, New Jersey, I have compiled a list of 20 of the most frequently asked questions in contested divorce actions. Today, I will focus on 5 of the commonly asked questions in divorce consultations. My husband is the principal earner,... Read More

Heartbroken, Upset, Confused. When it's over, it's over, Divorcing in New Jersey-Key Tips
Posted on 06-28-2015 by Santo Artusa

Often people come into my Jersey City Office telling me why they are seeking divorces and why they should receive x or y. Most people do not realize that cheating on your spouse does not affect how assets are divided, how alimony is awarded (unless the cheating spouse starts living with the paramour... Read More

An Illustrative Lesson In Make-Whole Litigation
Posted on 02-18-2015 by Vanessa Lloyd

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Matthew A. Feldman. On Nov. 25, 2014, a panel of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision in Chesapeake Energy Corp . v. Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co ., holding that Chesapeake Energy... Read More

Contempt in Family Law
Posted on 02-03-2015 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

A family law contempt action can be a civil or criminal process which is used when one party is in violation of a court order. In the civil context, the goal of the action is to correct the problem, but if criminal contempt is pursued, the violating party pay be sentenced to five days in jail per violation... Read More

Children's Waiting Room Offered at Family Court
Posted on 12-30-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

If you are going to family court then chances are that you have children. With your attorney fees and court filing fees adding up, paying for childcare is likely not an additional expense that you want to incur while attending court hearings. However, bringing your kids to the court hearing is not an... Read More

Should I Use an Expert to help with my Divorce?
Posted on 11-13-2014 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

It is common in contested divorce cases for one or both parties to hire a family law attorney. Divorce attorneys are experts in the law; however, they are not all necessarily experts in specialized areas that some divorces involve. Throughout San Diego County there are a variety of experts who work with... Read More

A Scalding Takedown on Tort Reform – How Stella Liebeck’s case against McDonald’s sparked a litigation revolution.
Posted on 09-29-2014 by Doug Esten

Photo Credit: Levent Konuk / Shutterstock.com Any time you find yourself in an argument about frivolous lawsuits and tort reform, someone’s probably going to bring up “that woman who sued McDonald’s over the hot coffee and won four ba-jillion dollars in damages.” (Citation:... Read More

What if my teenager doesn't like the court order?
Posted on 09-16-2014 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

So, you have battled with your former spouse in court, attended countless hearings and mediation sessions, spent thousands of dollars on attorney fees and finally won primary physical custody of your child. Most parents are willing to deal with the pain of litigation, the financial stress of attorney... Read More

Using a Credentialed Divorce Mediator in San Diego
Posted on 09-16-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

Although divorce is typically filled with heavy emotions, the end result of the divorce process should be for couples to move forward to a happier life. Unfortunately, in today's legal system, many couples come out of a divorce feeling more embittered after litigating a divorce. Choosing to mediate... Read More

Beauty contestant busted through social media for workers' comp fraud
Posted on 09-10-2014 by Doug Esten

(Please visit the site to view this video) A beauty pageant contestant has been charged with workers' compensation fraud after video evidence showed her participating in the 2014 Miss Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix beauty contest. According to a recent article available via the LexisNexis® Legal... Read More

Divorce Across the US: Do Some States Pose More Obstacles than Others?
Posted on 08-25-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

There are a plethora of differences between one state's divorce laws and another state's. Whether one state is better for your divorce versus another is typically a subjective opinion based on whether your specific situation would benefit from community property laws for division of assets ,... Read More

Case Study: Herrick, Feinstein LLP Present Evidence to Jurors in High-Stakes Trademark Trial
Posted on 07-10-2014 by Cindy Spohr

Herrick, Feinstein LLP was retained by the producer of a premier electronic dance music event in a federal trademark infringement and breach of contract lawsuit against an electronic dance music record label. The case eventually went to trial in U.S. District Court in New York, and the Herrick litigators... Read More

Page limits and footnotes Volokh Conspiracy
Posted on 07-08-2014 by Hans Thielman

I concur with Professor Volokh's admonition that if you have something important to say in a brief, say it in the text. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/07/08/page-limits-and-footnotes/ Read More

Have you ever made a regrettable error in a brief? Or seen one? What was it?
Posted on 06-11-2014 by Hans Thielman

Don't use the "B" word in a brief when describing the court via ABA Journal . So, the question: Have you ever made a regrettable error in a brief or seen one? What was it? Read More

Courting Disaster – The Growing Trend of Small Business Lawsuits
Posted on 06-05-2014 by Doug Esten

Did you know that 1 in 3 small business owners either sued or threatened with a lawsuit in recent years? Small businesses that don't take seriously the threat of legal action are asking for trouble, and the below Infographic outlines the emerging themes: 1. The most common small business lawsuits... Read More