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Principal Greg Meese was named as a leader in law for 2021 by NJBiz.com. For a full list of honorees click here: https://njbiz.com/njbiz-announces-2021-leaders-law-honorees/.

Garmany of Red Bank, Inc. v. Harleysville Ins. Co., U.S. District Court for New Jersey, Chief Judge Wolfson. Defendants moved to dismiss plaintiff’s insurance claim based on COVID-19 losses. Plaintiff clothing store had a general liability policy with defendant insurer that included business interruption and civil authority coverage and a virus exclusion. Plaintiff made a […]

Governor Murphy’s Expansion of Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccination Includes Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Over the Age of 16 On March 26, 2021, Governor Murphy expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to additional groups of individuals, including all individuals over the age of 16 with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Previously, only individuals with intellectual […]

Cannabis Legalization in New Jersey: What Commercial, Industrial & Agricultural Property Owners Should Know. By: Edward W. Purcell, Esq. On February 22, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Assistance and Marketplace Modernization Act, also known as P.L., c. 16 (“Chapter 16”) into law. Many commercial and industrial property owners, starved for […]

The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) has begun accepting loan applications again since the policy lapsed in August. Congress has allocated $284 billion through the revamped PPP, specifically targeting the hospitality, restaurant, and hotel industry. The revised program, which was put into effect in January, also sets aside aid for low-income communities and first-time borrowers who […]

This February governor Murphy signed A1897, which removes all criminal and civil penalties for the private possession of up to six ounces of marijuana by adults, as well as the personal possession of up to 170 grams of hashish. It also decriminalizes all transactions involving the transfer of up to one ounce of cannabis, and […]

This is the most-recent information from the Office of the Governor as of March 10, 2021 regarding the current steps to try to slowly reopen the State. This is information is provided as a resource and you may want to check with your local and county officials as well for more specific information as it […]

On January 22, 2021, Rick Steinberg moderated a panel at the Transportation Lawyers Association virtual Chicago Regional Seminar entitled “An Update on Creditors’ Rights in Bankruptcy.” Rick is the Chairman of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Committee of the Transportation Lawyers Association, an international organization of attorneys practicing in the fields of surface, air and […]

PMSD partner Thomas C. Martin, Esq., is pleased to serve as Program Co-Chair for the Transportation Lawyers Association’s Annual Mid-Winter Conference. Normally held in person in Chicago, the conference is virtual this year. Wednesday, January 20, 2021 starts with a Freight Claims Boot Camp and the conference runs through Friday, January 22, 2021. The conference […]

In November 2020, the Department of Education provided a free resource to school districts and families. This resource consists of four webinars which are designed to help school districts understand the state’s New Jersey Dyslexia Handbook, and better identify and respond to students’ reading struggles. The four sessions are short with the entire series taking […]

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