Month: July 2017

Can I Discharge Motor Vehicle Surcharges and Court Fines in Chapter 7?

A client was recently convicted of driving under the influence and called for advice.  New Jersey has some of the toughest laws in the nation for these situations.  A driver convicted of DUI for the first time in New Jersey is required to pay court fines to the municipality where the offense occurred.  S/he is …

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Title Litigation Part 2

In a prior blog, I spoke about the wisdom of investing in a title insurance policy when you purchase real estate.  See https://www.middlesexcountynjrealestateattorney.com/2016/08/ In that blog, I detailed the failure of a title settlement agent to satisfy the prior owner’s mortgage, with the result that the new owner was served with a foreclosure complaint. Boundary line …

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Mode of Operation Doctrine Applied in Trip and Fall Case

In a recent New Jersey Federal court decision, a judge denied Wal-Mart’s motion for summary judgment and determined that the plaintiff was entitled to a trial on his claim for personal injuries arising in defendant’s store.  Specifically, the plaintiff alleged that he tripped and fell over a fishing wire which Wal-Mart employees failed to reel …

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