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Month: October 2012

TEXT MESSAGER SENDER NOT LIABLE

A New Jersey Superior Court Judge recently released a defendant in an automobile accident case. The defendant sent a text message to the driver of a car who allegedly caused the actual accident. Plaintiffs attorney argued that the texter aided and abetted the driver's...

Supervisors Can Be Sue Under FMLA

In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit outlined factors to be used when determining whether a supervisor at a public agency can be subject to individual liability under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows employees to take...

Paralyzed Studen Settles Case

On April 13, 2012, it was announced that the Ramsey School District, located in Bergen County, New Jersey, agreed to settle with a student who was attacked and paralyzed as a result of bullying. The student was attacked in May of 2006, when he was a middle school...

NFL, MLB, NHL SUE NJ OVER GAMBLING

In January, Governor Chris Christie signed a law which would allow aports betting at state racetracks and Atlantic City. The NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA and NCAA recently filed a lawsuit in the federal court district of New Jersey.The lawsuit alleges that the NJ law allowing...

HONDA SETTLES CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

On April 13, 2012, in the case Alin v. Honda Motor Co, Honda agreed to pay $38 million to settle a class-action lawsuit in which Plaintiffs claimed that the manufacturer produced various Honda and Acura vehicles with defective air-conditioning systems. As part of the...

Does FLSA Cover Unpaid Interns?

One area that may confuse employers relates to whether an intern must be paid wages in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Generally speaking, employers must pay at least the minimum wage and overtime to their interns under federal and state...

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