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Landlord Must Pay Tenant $1 Million for Icy Sidewalk

A tenant who fell on an icy sidewalk and broke her hip and shoulder won a $1 million jury award for her injuries, lost wages from missing work and other expenses. The 59-year-old woman, who did not want her name to be reported, was leaving for work at 7 a.m. on March 1, 2010 in North Bergen, N.J., when she slipped on ice at the bottom of the building’s front steps. She fractured her hip and needed surgery to install …

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How to Quiet Noisy Neighbors [Video]

  Summer is here and it’s a great time to catch up on your reading. But with the warm weather comes outdoor parties and barking dogs. Larry Bodine, editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com, has this legal video report to give you more options than living your life with noise canceling headphones. Under the law you have the right to the quiet enjoyment of your home. You also have the right to stop other people from causing public nuisances and disturbing the peace. …

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Posted 8 months ago in Animal Law Editors Picks Government Video by Greg Presto  
Neighbors Squawk over Backyard Chickens [Video]

  Cities and towns around the United States started to bring the barnyard into their backyard. But if you want to change your zoning ordinances to allow henkeeping, Lawyers.com videojournalist Greg Presto reports it can be complicated. One of the country’s most respected county governments, Arlington, Virginia, now is in a flap over these feathered friends. John Vihstadt is a lawyer and chairman of Arlington’s urban agriculture task force, a group appointed by the county board to research and make …

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Posted 9 months ago in Video Your Home & The Law by Matt H. Mayes  
Protect Yourself When Buying Your Home [Video]

  Analysts say if Congress shuts down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-backed mortgage financing companies, mortgage rates are expected to rise. Plans proposed by both the House and Senate shift more risk from the government to the private sector over the next five years. On Tuesday, President Obama expressed support for modifying the government’s mortgage system. This reminded many people that now is still a good time to buy real property. If you’re thinking about buying a house, …

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Posted 9 months ago in Your Home & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Homeowners Try To Keep Snooki Away from Jersey Shore

Residents in Berkeley Township, N.J., have hired an attorney to try to block reality stars Snooki and JWoww from filming a television series in their beach town.  The celebrity duo, also known as Nicole Polizzi and Jennifer Farley, came to fame as cast members on the trashy MTV hit Jersey Shore. They are seeking to film episodes of a spinoff, aptly named “Snooki and JWoww,” in Pelican Island, near the town of Seaside Heights that hosted their original hard-partying histrionics. …

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