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By Kathryn A. Rivera on February 26, 2021
Professional Liability Insurance Coverage in COVID-19 Litigation

At the close of nearly one year of battling this virus, both healthcare facilities and their workers are now facing a new impending threat: civil litigation. This potential for an influx in medical negligence cases has been raising state-wide concerns over the applicability of professional liability insurance to COVID-19-related claims.

By Susan S. Hodges on February 1, 2021
Can Employers Require Employees to be Vaccinated for COVID-19?

As business owners plan for employees to return to the office, many are wondering if they can require employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

By John S. Rigden on February 1, 2021
Immunity Statutes for Healthcare Providers and Facilities in New Jersey

While our community has been immunizing from COVID-19, we have been monitoring the COVID-19 immunity law.  Retroactive to March 9, 2020, the law immunizes health care professionals and facilities for medical treatment claims related to COVID-19. 

By Mariana Diosa-Gomez on January 18, 2021
Federal Paycheck Protection Program Portal Re-opens

As we have previously discussed in other blog posts, the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) administered by the Federal government provides critical assistance and incentives for small businesses to keep their workforce employed as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the county.

By Emily E. Strawbridge on January 13, 2021
New Jersey Appellate Division Offers Clarity to OPRA Requests for Student Records

The New Jersey Appellate Division issued a decision on January 12, 2021, in the matter of Chris Doe v. Rutgers University, which offers some clarity to the obligation of school districts to respond to certain Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) requests for student records.

By Mariel J. Giletto on December 28, 2020
POTUS Signs COVID Relief Package

Yesterday, the President signed a third COVID-19 economic relief package into law, allocating a fresh $900 billion to aid programs spanning multiple sectors.

By Jeffrey D. Winitsky on August 13, 2020
STATE COVID 19 BOND ACT SURVIVES LEGAL CHALLENGE

On August 12, 2020 the Supreme Court of New Jersey held up the constitutionality of the controversial "New Jersey COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act” ("COVID Bond Act"), which authorizes the State of New Jersey ("State") to borrow up to $9.9 billion to address the fiscal crisis that has resulted from the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By George M. Morris on July 30, 2020
With Public Pressure Mounting, NJ Seeks to Update Access to Police Records

In the wake of nationwide protests stemming from the tragic death of George Floyd and the subsequent calls across the country to both defund police departments and reform their practices, access to real time information regarding police activities has rapidly gained momentum.

By William J. Kaufmann on July 29, 2020
Anticipating Applications for Small Wireless Facilities – How Municipalities Can Proactively Prepare to Meet Challenging Timelines

We keep hearing that 5G networks are coming to municipalities as necessary to the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and as a significant improvement to our past mobile networks.

By Dana A. Stefanoni on June 25, 2020
Court Clarifies Custodian’s Requirements to Produce Certain Police Records

In a shift from past opinions, a recent Appellate Division decision provides municipalities and their police departments’ protection from Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) litigation for certain records produced by police officers but ultimately maintained by the judiciary through an electronic system.

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