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OJ Simpson: Can One Be Found Civilly Liable for Wrongful Death Although Acquitted of Murder?

This is a question that has been asked a lot lately due to OJ’s recent passing. The answer is yes. Here’s how. Orenthal James Simpson was found not guilty of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman on October 3, 1995. Since that date, many discussions have been had regarding whether or not Read More

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Conservatorship

Early in August, former NFL offensive lineman Michael Oher filed a Petition to Terminate Conservatorship, for Accounting, and Other Relief with the Probate Court of Shelby County, Tennessee. The Conservatorship was terminated by the Judge in late September as a result. In his petition and a motion filed on August 21, 2023, Mr. Oher alleges Read More

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Increasing Tuition…Before Classes Start?

It’s no surprise that college tuition increases routinely. In fact, the Education Data Initiative reports that that the average annual tuition at a public 4-year college is 23 times higher than it was in 1963.  After adjusting for currency inflation, this amounts to a 747.8% college tuition increase during that time. But students do not Read More

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NJ/PA Motorcyclists – When the Weather’s Fine, the People Will Ride: Part 6

As we all know, it’s that time of year when motorcycles get on the road. As the weather warms up, it’s time to check your insurance coverage and be ready in case the worst happens. Please check out our previous posts in this series on a variety of issues to be aware of.  Here, we’ll Read More

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Good News for New Jersey Residents IRS Issues Guidance on State Payments Like the ANCHOR Benefits

The New Jersey ANCHOR program is meant to provide property tax relief. Residents of New Jersey who own or rent their principal residence are eligible provided they meet certain income limits. Notices recently went out in the mail. If you did not receive your notice, you can still apply. New Jersey does not tax these Read More

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NJ/PA Motorcyclists – When the Weather’s Fine, the People Will Ride: Part 5

As we all know, it’s that time of year when motorcycles get on the road. As the weather warms up, it’s time to check your insurance coverage and be ready in case the worst happens. Please check out our previous posts on a variety of insurance issues.  Here, we’ll give you advice on contacting a Read More

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Misdiagnosis

Sometimes old advice really is the best advice. Turns out friends and family members who suggested getting a second opinion on a medical diagnosis were right.  A recent study has estimated that over 795,000 Americans die or are permanently disabled every year due to misdiagnosed medical issues. Johns Hopkins University and Risk Management Foundation of Read More

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Thumbs Up

The infamous thumbs up emoji, designating agreement to all of life’s important questions, such as, “Did you get my email?” or “Pizza tonight?” or “Concert at 8?” A Canadian Court has ruled the thumbs up emoji can have the same effect as a signature on a contract. The case: a buyer advertised and spoke to Read More

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Baby Shark Bath Toy Recall

Zuru, the maker of the Baby Shark Bath and Swimming toys, is recalling 7.5 million units after reports of children falling or sitting on the toy caused injuries including impalement and puncture wounds. The recalled toys are the Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark Sing & Swim Bath Toys (full-size) and the Robo Alive Junior Mini Read More

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Your Time is Up

Automatically renewing contracts have become common place in the online marketplace. For some consumers, these can be incredibly helpful. No parent of young children wants to suddenly be without Disney+ as their child desperately begs to watch the latest animated movie for the umpteenth time. For other consumers, these contracts can be an absolute drag Read More

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