March 2015 Archives

NEW JERSEY APPEALS COURT FINDS ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD LACROSSE PLAYER NOT LIABLE FOR OPPOSING PLAYER'S INJURY

A New Jersey state appeals court recently reviewed the liability of a minor who accidentally injured another minor during the course of a recreational sports game. The three-judge panel held that a "reasonable jury could not find the facts of this particular case here rising to a level of recklessness that would or should make this eleven-year-old lacrosse novice monetarily liable for his misguided actions on the field."

DETERMINING FAULT IN A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT

For many victims of undue injury, it may seem as if determining fault in a New Jersey personal injury lawsuit is a fairly straightforward process. In truth, however, establishing and proving liability can be quite complicated. In most cases, whether a party is found liable depends largely on whether his or her actions were negligent, careless or reckless.

BIG CHANGES COMING FOR MARIJUANA LAWS IN NEW JERSEY?

While New Jersey is currently one of 23 states that permits the use of medical marijuana, a new coalition of activists entitled New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform (NJUMR) is pushing for complete legalization of the drug. NJUMR, which is comprised of an eclectic group of prosecutors, civil rights activists, and even police, says that the push for legalizing marijuana would prevent thousands of hours from being wasted by law enforcement. The group further states that legalization would reduce the disparate impact of marijuana policing on minorities, and that it could serve as a significant source of revenue for the state. 

UNDERSTANDING THE NEW JERSEY STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS

In the context of legal claims, the statute of limitations determines the amount of time in which a person can initiate a lawsuit after suffering a personal injury or other undue damage. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for many civil claims is two years.

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