The statute of limitations for a car accident in NJ is two years from the date of the accident. Therefore, your lawyer would have had to settle your case of filed a lawsuit before 2003 (two years after the accident).
If he filed a lawsuit in 2003, there is very little chance that it is still pending now 6-7 years later. Under the New Jersey Superior Court's "best practices" rule, your case would have been finished years ago -- except in unusual circumstances.
(All of this is based on...
You need to act quickly in your case to present your right under New York's tort claims act. This kind of slip-and-fall case requires special handling because it involves a government agency. As you probably know, government agencies are generally immune from lawsuits unless we can establish an exception. Here, your facts support the fact that the department of corrections was negligent in their failure to warn of known or foreseeable dangers, and their failure to correct an open and obvious...
No quick answer to this question. The difference in your incomes is one of the factors the court will look at. Under Pennsylvania law, there are actually 17 different alimony factors:
(1) The relative earnings and earning capacities of the parties.
(2) The ages and the physical, mental and emotional conditions of the parties.
(3) The sources of income of both parties, including, but not limited to, medical, retirement, insurance or other benefits.
(4) The expectancies and...
Yes, he can contest the divorce. A divorce action is a lawsuit like any other, and your husband is entitled to due process of law. In other words, he has a constitutional right to be heard by the court. Therefore, if he was never served, he would have a right to file the appropriate motion under local law to vacate the Final Judgment of Divorce and to re-open your case.
For practical purposes, however, the court is not going to reinstate your marriage to him. Your divorce will probably...
It certainly sounds like your friend has a third-party case, but I'd like to know more about the facts of the case. How did the injury occur? A third party case can take quite some time -- a number of months, perhaps a year, sometimes even longer. If your friend had surgery and was seriously injured, you don't want to rush the case anyhow. When you try to rush a case, you're telling the other side that you're not really very injured and you'll accept a small settlement (This is sometimes...
You should report it to the manager right away. Go back and make the report, so that you can preserve your rights down the road. If your wife was injured, of course, you should go to a hospital emergency room and/or see a doctor right away.
It sounds like Home Depot may have negligently parked the fork lift in the path of travel for customers walking down the aisle. You may have a case against Home Depot for the injuries suffered by your wife. Please call us if you'd like to discuss. There...
Hi there....I'm a New Brunswick, NJ attorney, and I know Rutgers very well. I sympathize with your situation because public institutions throughout New Jersey are, unfortunately, very often poorly maintained. I'm concerned that you say your face was swollen like a balloon -- you might want have a further examination, just to be sure.
You have two years in New Jersey to make a claim against Rutgers. That's the statute of limitations. If you don't settle your case or sue them within two years,...
Does your decision of the court say anything about child support? Was your ex-husband ever ordered to pay anything to you?
Our law firm would be happy to help you try to collect child support. We are not pro bono; we do not work for free. But we will try to work with you on an affordable basis.
Mark S. Guralnick, Esq.
If she is harassing you, stalking you, or terrorizing you, your boyfriend can file a domestic violence complaint against her and obtain a restraining order so that she stays away from your home. If she is interfering with his custody and parenting time, you can file criminal charges for custodial interference. And you also file a motion in family court for a civil restraining order to prevent her from interfering with your lives. Call me if you need help. We have offices around the state....
Usually, the Plaintiff presents his evidence. This is sometimes called the Plaintiff's case-in-chief.
Then, the Defendant present his evidence (the Defendant's case-in-chief).
Then, the Plaintiff can call "rebuttal witnesses" to rebut the testimony and evidence raised by the Defendant.
Then -- if the judge permits it -- the Defendant can come back with a "surrebuttal" - meaning a rebuttal to the rebuttal.
That's the general pattern.
Mark S. Guralnick