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Teen Fashion Retailer Claire’s Files for Chapter 11 Protection

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:12:41 +0000

Today, Claire’s Stores, Inc., along with seven affiliates and subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Delaware (Case No. 18-10584). Claire’s is a well-known specialty retailer of teen and young women jewelry, accessories, and beauty products, as well as ear piercings at local malls, based in Cook County, Illinois. Back in January 2018,... Continue Reading

Challenging a Previously Concealed Will

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:32:52 +0000

In general, the time to contest a Last Will and Testament is very short. An in-state resident who is aware of the notice of probate will have four months to challenge a Will from the time it is submitted to probate. On the other hand, an out of state resident would have six months to... Continue Reading

Frequently Asked Questions About Defending Eminent Domain Actions Filed by Pipeline Companies

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 01:20:36 +0000

Does a private pipeline company have the right to file a lawsuit to take private property to build a gas pipeline? Under the Natural Gas Act, a pipeline company can apply to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. If FERC issues the Certificate of Public Convenience and... Continue Reading

Payable on Death Designations for IRA and Non-IRA Accounts

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:00:38 +0000

After a person passes away, their assets are typically divided into probate assets, which are assets which pass through the Estate, and non-probate assets, which are assets which pass outside of the Estate. Probate assets are those to which a beneficiary is not specified, and thus, the assets become part of the Decedent’s Estate. Non-probate... Continue Reading

Tips to Help Property Managers Effectively Manage Meetings

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:41:53 +0000

Property managers are often tasked with leading a board or member meeting. These tips will help to keep the meeting on track and productive. Before doing anything else in preparation for the meeting — double check compliance with notice requirements. No notice = no meeting. Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance – “The Five ‘P’s” Preparation... Continue Reading

Documenting Backcharges on Construction Projects

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:02 +0000

It would be unusual for a large to medium scale construction project to be completed without the general contractor experiencing issues with at least some of its subcontractors or suppliers. Under such circumstances, it is typical for back charges to be assessed by the general contractor against the subcontractor or supplier who failed to perform... Continue Reading

Recent Changes to New Jersey’s Public Recreational Bathing Facility Code Will Impact All Community Associations

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:56:00 +0000

The New Jersey Public Recreational Bathing Facility Code, N.J.A.C. 8:26-1.1, et seq., (“Bathing Code”), has changed as of January 16, 2018 and all pools in community associations with three or more dwelling units will be impacted. Some of these changes are minor and most community associations will have no difficulty adapting to them. Other changes... Continue Reading

The PennEast Pipeline: What Happens Next?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:18:59 +0000

A few weeks ago, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted conditional approval of the PennEast Pipeline. FERC is a federal agency which regulates gas pipelines and issued an order to allow PennEast to proceed forward with its project on January 19, 2018. This approval will allow PennEast to file complaints in the United States... Continue Reading

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Filing a Residential Construction Lien in New Jersey

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:00:56 +0000

If you are a contractor or subcontractor in New Jersey who is involved in the construction or renovation of residential structures, you should be aware of the requirements for filing a construction lien on a residence. This process is markedly different from the filing of a construction lien with regard to a commercial property. The... Continue Reading

Opioids, Employees, and Accommodations: an Employer’s Primer on Confronting the Crisis

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:57:13 +0000

Consider a few scenarios: An employee has been injured on the job and unexpectedly fails a post-accident drug test, testing positive for opioids. What do you do? An employee comes into your office, closes the door, and confides in you that she is battling an addiction to opioids and needs help. What policies apply and... Continue Reading