Tag Archives: New Jersey


Posted 7 months ago in Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Discriminatory Trash Talk Banned in NJ High School Sports

Some high school athletes in New Jersey are learning the value of sportsmanship the hard way: from the sidelines. New Jersey has become the first state to adopt a strict no-tolerance policy against discriminatory trash talk, and with other state athletic associations watching, it could be just the first of many. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) worked with the state attorney general and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights to develop tough penalties for “harassing conduct …

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Posted 11 months ago in Litigation Personal Injury Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Can You Be Sued for Texting a Driver Who Causes an Accident?

Do you always know what the recipients of your text messages are doing when you text them? An appellate court in New Jersey is considering whether text senders can be held liable when a driver reads a message and gets into an accident with a third party.   Duty Debate In Shannon Colonna’s case, the riders of a motorcycle reportedly sued both her and Kyle Best after Best crashed his pickup into them in Mine Hill, N.J., in September 2009. …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Dharun Ravi’s Appeal Brings Jersey Hate Crime Law into Focus

Dharun Ravi, who recently served 20 days in prison for bias intimidation in the Rutgers webcam trial, is appealing his conviction in a move that will help clarify New Jersey’s hate crime laws. Ravi acquitted on intent to intimidate, but convicted on Clementi’s perception of intent Laws in New Jersey against intimidating a protected class while committing another crime Hate crime laws vary by state   Appeals all Around Ravi found himself the subject of infamy after he viewed on …

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Posted 2 years ago in Bankruptcy by Michele Bowman  
Money Curse Leads Real Housewives into Bankruptcies

It’s starting to look like a curse: The fourth star from the Bravo reality TV series “Real Housewives” has filed for bankruptcy. For a show known for its characters’ conspicuous consumption habits, it’s a bit of a surprise—and a warning for us really real people. Danielle Staub is not only the latest in a growing line of debtors from the series, following Tareq and Michaele Salahi, Sonja Tremont-Morgan, and Teresa Giudice; she is also the second from the New Jersey …

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Posted 2 years ago in by Larry Bodine  
How to Avoid a Car Accident During Winter Weather

This is a guest blog post from Richard P. Console Jr., a New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer. Winter weather is at best inconvenient and at worse life-threatening. Winter does not only mean having to warm up your car before driving. Motorists need to take the proper precautions when driving in winter weather, and they need to make sure their car is ready for the winter roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that you are 36 percent …

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