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by
Marlena Diaz-Cobo, Esq.

Marlena S. Miller, Esq. discusses Bankruptcy.

by
Scott K. Penick, Esquire

Scott Penick, Esq discusses Contracts for Insurance-Covered Repairs

by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

Today, January 9th 2014, the New Jersey State Senate passed the "Manager Licensing Bill". 
The bill will now go to the Governor for his signature.

by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

Health care providers are increasingly scrutinized for compliance with health care and insurance laws.  In light of this, health care providers must be proactive in creating and implementing a compliance program. 

by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

May a Home and/or Unit within an Association be used for a business purpose and, if not, what would constitute a prohibited business use. Many Associations' Master Deeds or Declarations contain provisions that purport to prohibit Association residents from conducting any business in their homes.

by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

In the fall of 1994, international tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis died while staying in the guest house of a Long Island Estate.  His death was caused by carbon monoxide which came from a faulty heater.  Some sources estimate that carbon monoxide is the number one cause of death by poisoning in the United States.  Further estimates suggest that in excess of one thousand people per year die from exposure to high indoor concentrations of carbon monoxide.  In addition, even if carbon monoxide levels are not lethal, headaches, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, brain damage and aggravation of heart problems may occur.

by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

 

1. REASONS FOR RULES AND REGULATIONS

a) PRESERVATION AND ENHANCEMENT OF PROPERTY

by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

WHAT IS 'ADR':  Alternative Dispute Resolution ('ADR') is any one of a number of methods designed to resolve a dispute without the necessity of a lawsuit or trial.

by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

 

Board members have a fiduciary duty to the association/corporation and arguably directly to the individual members.  Fulfillment of this duty requires that the board members exercise utmost good faith. 

In ordinary corporate matters, the 'business judgment rule' is the standard by which board action is evaluated.  The business judgment rule generally provides that, so long as the board members fulfill their duties of 'care' and 'loyalty' the board's decisions will not be second-guessed by a court. 

by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

1.         Do not sign the contractor's proposal.
2.         Have an attorney prepare anything larger than a nominal contract.
3.         Make sure any conflicts of interest are fully disclosed and acknowledged in writing.

 

 

 

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