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May 6, 2014

By: Angela B. Kosar, Esquire
Spring is the time when we seem to stop and take stock; we file our tax returns and settle up the prior year’s tax debt; we spring clean our homes, ridding them of unwanted and unnecessary clutter.  But most of us do not take the time to spring clean our affairs.  What does that mean?  It means taking stock of your personal and financial situation and making the necessary changes and adjustments to get everything spic and span.

February 21, 2013

By: Steven M. Liero, Esquire

On December 28, 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in Marlette, et al. v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 57 A.3d 1224 (2012) a series of consolidated cases held that delay damages in an uninsured motorist action are calculated on the verdict as molded by the Court, not on the full amount originally awarded by the jury.

February 20, 2013

By: Angela B. Kosar, Esq.

Approximately two years ago, President Obama passed sweeping tax changes through the Taxpayer Relief Act of 2010, known then in shorthand as TRA 2010. TRA 2010 contained significant and beneficial changes to the Federal Estate, Gift and Generation Skipping Transfer taxes that had already set in place through the 2001 Bush tax changes, known as the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (“EGTRRA”). However, TRA 2010 was set to expire on December 31, 2012, along with the 2001 EGTRRA tax changes. As that 2012 deadline approached, the expiration of both of these tax acts threatened to push Americans over the “Fiscal Cliff”. As a sort of preliminary rescue maneuver, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act on January 2, 2013 (referred to ATRA 2013).

December 9, 2012

By: Lisa Cauley, Esquire

On December 29, 2007, President George Bush signed into law the Medicare Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA). This new legislation amended the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSPA) by establishing new reporting guidelines. For various reasons, Medicare had not been able to identify primary payers consistently since the passage of the MSPA in 1980.

September 23, 2012

By: Angela B. Kosar, Esq.

Condominium Associations in New Jersey have recently found themselves with a new order of business on their meeting agendas – reexamining their existing alternative dispute resolution procedures between and among their unit owners and the condominium association. This year, The New Jersey Appellate Division in Bell Tower Condominium Association v. Haffert, 423 N.J. Super. 507 (App. Div.) cert. denied 210 N.J. 217 (2012) broadly construed the term “housing-related disputes” as set forth in the New Jersey Condominium Act to include a dispute between a unit owner and the condominium association board over the manner in which a special assessment was approved. However, it is the use of the word “broadly” in the opinion that has far reaching ramifications.