When someone gets sued, a common response is to want to push the case to trial as quick as possible. Our long, proud tradition of American justice has made many of us prefer the outcome of a trial over the pretrial legal wrangling that many view as “technicalities.” Somewhere along the way, the idea of ….
When facing the possibility of fighting a legal battle, many people wonder whether a judge or jury trial is the better option. Given our nation’s proud heritage of jury trials in criminal proceedings, many believe jury trials are the superior option. However, that may not always be the case. Under what circumstances could a bench ….
In almost every legal proceeding, the term “mediation” will come up sooner or later. Unfortunately, the process of mediation is commonly misunderstood by many, despite being an immensely useful tool for settling legal disputes. So, what is mediation, how does it work, and what should you expect? What is Mediation? There are many definitions of mediation, ….
The case is over, you have won, and the judge has issued a final judgment in your favor. After the push to win the case, many plaintiffs find this post-judgment period a little anticlimactic. As a result, they often ask themselves and their attorneys, “Now what?” If you received a money judgment, you will undoubtedly ….
In the state of New Jersey there is no state or federal law governing non-compete agreements in general. Some professions, such as law and psychology, have rules of professional conduct addressing non-compete agreements, but they are not based on federal or state laws. Conceptually, courts in New Jersey tend to enforce restrictive covenants in non-compete ….