Charles D. Whelan III

THE ROLE OF OPRA IN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

The New Jersey Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) allows a buyer or seller to request documents from a municipality and other governmental entities that may provide important information about a property that is being sold or purchased. Under OPRA, a governmental entity must provide most documents for inspection, copying or examination in response to a …

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THE WEARY LANDLORD

It has been a tough couple of years for New Jersey landlords due to COVID related rules and restrictions imposed by the government. The scheme permitted working tenants to remain in their apartments without paying rent for 18 months, and then prevented their landlords from evicting them for non-payment of rent. At the same time, …

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SUPREME COURT ADOPTS ONGOING STORM RULE

In a prior post on this blog (https://www.whelan-law.com/you-may-have-to-shovel-while-its-still-coming-down/), we reported the Appellate Division decision requiring property owners to start shoveling during a snowstorm to avoid the imposition of negligence for a falldown on the premises.  That decision has recently been reversed by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Prior to the Appellate Division decision, landowners were …

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USING BANKRUPTCY TO RESOLVE MEDICAL DEBT

Some clients survive periods of devastating illnesses and recover, only to face a mountain of hospital and doctor bills.  It is possible to use bankruptcy to reduce or even wipe out that debt, depending upon your circumstances. Filing a bankruptcy petition automatically imposes an “automatic stay” which stops creditors from suing you, and enforcing judgments …

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