Thomas William Hartmann’s Guides

Thomas William Hartmann

Plainfield Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. The Original Court in which a Suit is Brought is Not Always the Final Venue

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, about 1 month ago.

    New Jersey’s federal courts are among the busiest in the nation. However, this does not mean that simply because a plaintiff sues here, the case should stay in New Jersey federal courts. A defendant

  2. A Bankruptcy Discharge Order is a Powerful Tool in Civil Litigation

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, about 1 month ago.

    If you face civil litigation and have had a prior bankruptcy that might have covered the matter now in litigation, be absolutely sure you advise your attorney immediately. A bankruptcy discharge orde

  3. New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Unanimously on Language for Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, 6 months ago.

    On September 23, 2014, however, the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously clarified that general standard and ruled that a clause in a consumer contract that seeks to require arbitration is not enforce

  4. Non-Compete Agreements in New Jersey

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, 6 months ago.

    Employers view non-compete agreements as essential tools to protect their businesses. Employees who sign non-compete agreements should be careful about the limits of such agreements, as they are like

  5. Helpful Guidance in Drafting Transaction Documents

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, 10 months ago.

    It has been said that the best business transaction contract is the one the parties put in a drawer and never review again – because the deal goes so well and the parties get along. Few are so lucky

  6. Parties to a Dispute Have a Duty to Preserve Evidence Once Litigation is Reasonably Anticipated.

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, 10 months ago.

    Litigation obligations begin well before a law suit is filed, particularly with regard to preserving evidence. Once a party reasonably anticipates litigation, a duty to preserve evidence arises. Thi

  7. New Jersey Courts Enforce Mandatory, Unambiguous Arbitration Clauses

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, 10 months ago.

    One of the options that contracting parties may consider in deciding how to resolve potential disputes is arbitration. Some believe that arbitration is a faster, less expensive and less costly way to

  8. The New Jersey Oppressed Minority Shareholder Act

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, 10 months ago.

    The New Jersey Oppressed Minority Shareholder Act, N.J.S.A. 14A-7, enables minority shareholders to protect themselves from harmful actions by majority shareholders. This issue often arises in small

  9. Business Owners Can be Sued Personally Under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, 11 months ago.

    The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”) may be the most powerful consumer protection act in the country. It protects consumers against fraud, misrepresentations, omissions and unconscionable commer

  10. Parties to a Dispute Have a Duty to Preserve Evidence Once Litigation is Reasonably Anticipated.

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, 11 months ago.

    Litigation obligations begin well before a law suit is filed, particularly with regard to preserving evidence. Once a party reasonably anticipates litigation, a duty to preserve evidence arises. Thi