NJ PIP Regulations Upheld by Appeals Court

May 06, 2015  |   Posted by :

A New Jersey appeals court has rejected the latest challenge to personal injury protection regulations issued by the state Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI). The latest lawsuit was filed by nine heath-care providers and organizations that represent them. The health-care plaintiffs contended that DOBI overstepped its authority when it issued its regulations, which largely [...]

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Do you Know Your State’s Cell Phone Laws?

April 28, 2015  |   Posted by :

Do you know the law in your state regarding cell phone/handheld device use while driving? The Governors Highway Safety Association has created a detailed chart which outlines state distracted driving laws (as of April 2015). Please note, some localities have additional regulations. Across the United States, 14 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. [...]

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NJ Court Rules on Passengers’ Rights During Traffic Stops

April 22, 2015  |   Posted by :

A New Jersey appeals court has ruled, in a split decision, over the circumstances in which police can order passengers out of a car after a traffic stop. On April 16th, in State v. Bacome, the majority decided that the police must have a reasonable and articulable belief that their safety is in danger if they [...]

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Is Leaving a Child Unattended for 5 minutes Abuse or Neglect? In NJ, Judge Rules Yes.

May 21, 2014  |   Posted by :

Recently, a New Jersey state appeals court held that leaving a young child alone in a vehicle — even briefly — is abuse or neglect.  The Court ruled against a mother who left her toddler strapped in a car seat while she shopped. The case originated when a woman left her car running with her sleeping [...]

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Texting and Driving? Phone Apps to Help You Reconsider

April 03, 2013  |   Posted by :

It’s against the law in 39 states but that hasn’t stopped many from reaching for the phone while they’re on the road.  According to the U.S. Government’s Official Website for Distracted Driving, www.distraction.gov, at any given moment during daylight hours, over 800,000 vehicles are being driven by someone using a hand-held cell phone.  Additionally, those who [...]

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