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Decision Alert: Arla Cahill & Richard Miller, Esqs. Secure Favorable Decision for Client in Special Needs Trust Case

March 14, 2024

Arla D. Cahill, Esq. and Richard I. Miller, Esq., Partners and Co-Chairs of the Special Needs Practice Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC, recently won a favorable decision on behalf of the firm’s bank client, which filed a suit in 2021 to modify a special needs trust (SNT) agreement that appointed the bank as a professional […]

Overnight Overhaul: NY Hemp Industry Faces Sudden Shift

March 14, 2024

In New York’s dynamic hemp regulatory landscape, Joshua Bauchner and Chris Zona of Mandelbaum Barrett PC spearhead a legal battle defending small businesses against abrupt THC regulations. Their civil rights complaint challenges constitutional violations, spotlighting the broader impact on emerging industries and the delicate balance between state and federal law.

Conquering Cybersecurity Challenges: A Fiduciary Perspective under ERISA

March 14, 2024

In today’s digital era, innovations like AI and quantum computing revolutionize workplaces, but cyberattacks loom large. ERISA, established in 1974, sets fiduciary standards for retirement plans. Yet, cybercrime’s $6.9 billion loss in 2021 and legal cases highlight the urgency. The DOL’s 2021 guidance emphasizes proactive cybersecurity measures for plan sponsors, urging collaboration and vigilance.

Compulsory Blood Tests for Suspected High Drivers

March 14, 2024

In New Jersey, a contentious bill proposes automatic consent to blood tests for drivers suspected of cannabis use, with a THC threshold of 3 nanograms per milliliter. Joshua Bauchner and Chris Zona of Mandelbaum Barrett PC critique this, highlighting the challenge of equating cannabis impairment to alcohol’s .08 blood alcohol concentration. They stress that THC’s persistence in the bloodstream makes current impairment assessments unreliable and unfair. Advocating for evidence-based standards, they engage with legislators and the public to foster a law that balances road safety with individuals’ rights, challenging the bill’s approach amidst New Jersey’s legal cannabis landscape.

Dennis Alessi, Esq. authors article for Physicians Practice titled “Privacy and ADA compliance for health care organizations”

March 13, 2024

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state laws prohibit employment discrimination based on physical or mental disabilities, requiring compliance from all employers. Healthcare employers face additional challenges due to specific industry restrictions and privacy protections. Discover the intricacies of ADA compliance in healthcare employment with Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s Healthcare and Employment Law Co-Chair, Dennis […]

When More Clients Is Not Necessarily a Good Thing

March 12, 2024

Adler and Nwanna discuss the challenges of representing multiple defendants, a scenario that often arises when employees sue both their employer and individual executives. While such dual representation can be cost-effective, it may lead to conflicts of interest if undisclosed information surfaces during the case. The article outlines the legal obligations and ethical standards that lawyers must navigate to ensure fair representation for all parties involved.

Alex Keoskey, Esq. Provided Insights to Part B News Article Titled “Hit with a Subpoena? Court Order? Know the Difference, Respond Accordingly”

March 5, 2024

Alex J. Keoskey, Esq., a Healthcare and Litigation Partner at Mandelbaum Barrett PC, provided insights in a recent Part B News article published on March 4th, highlighting the distinctions between subpoenas and court orders. Read the full article here.

Constitutionality of the Corporate Transparency Act

March 4, 2024

On March 1, 2024, the U.S. District Court in Alabama declared the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) unconstitutional, challenging its mandate for a national database of business owners aimed at curbing financial crimes. The Court found the Act exceeded legislative powers, failing the “necessary and proper” test. This pivotal decision, favoring the National Small Business Association’s injunction request, raises questions on the enforcement implications for non-party companies. The ruling’s broader impact on financial crime prevention efforts remains under scrutiny as developments continue.

Personal Injury: Comprehending the Statute of Limitations

March 1, 2024

In New Jersey, you have only a two-year window from the date of your injury to file a complaint against the person or company responsible. This period is crucial for ensuring your complaint can be filed in court. Ethan Wells, partner within the Personal Injury Law Practice Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC, is an experienced […]