By: Jason D. Briel, Esq.A New Jersey man took his case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and after a seven year battle, the Court ruled 5-4 that blanket strip search policies for detainees are not a violation of the U.S. Constitution.In 2005, Albert Florence was arrested after his wife was pulled over for speeding. The officer who pulled him over noticed there was a warrant for his arrest due to an unpaid fine. (Turns out the fine had actually been paid prior to his arrest). During his time as a non-criminal detainee, he was strip searched on two occasions. Mr. Florence brought a suit claiming the tactics of the prisons were a violation of his civil rights.
By: Jason D. Briel, Esq.Both New Jersey and Pennsylvania have adopted the premise of no fault auto insurance. This means, that regardless of whose fault the accident is, your own auto policy is responsible for you medical bills.If you are in an accident caused by another driver and you have suffered injuries that have resulted in medical bills, immediately call your own insurance company to open up a personal injury protection (PIP) claim. Your insurer will then provide you with a claim number which you must give your medical providers so they can bill your auto insurer properly.