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Can a Person Sue a Company for a Carpal Tunnel Injury?

01-14-2017

About six percent of all adults in the US suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. This percentage may look small but in real numbers, it means about 19 million Americans suffer from the condition. CTS is a painful injury that affects the…

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The Jones Act and Maritime Worker Injury Claims

01-11-2017

Workers in the maritime industry such as deckhands, crew members, stevedores, longshoremen, and others can sue a shipping company if they suffer an injury while working on a ship. Laws are in place that specify that maritime workers should receive adequate compensation for financial, physical, or emotional hardships that they…

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Three Things to Know Before Filing for a Divorce

01-11-2017

Divorce is a painful experience that can lead to great emotional hardship for both partners. However, there are situations when the partners have to swallow this bitter pill for the good of both. Throughout their years of marriage, the partners may have shared various assets including property, bank accounts, cars,…

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Can Video Evidence be Used in Court in DUI Cases?

01-08-2017

Increasingly, video evidence is being presented in court by prosecuting counsel. An in-car camera presents an audio and visual record of the driving behavior of an individual before being stopped by police, as well as any statements made by the subject while taking DUI tests. In most cases, the arresting…

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Rickards Reappointed as Counsel to Ethics Board of Old Bridge

01-06-2017

On January 4, 2017, the Township of Old Bridge Ethical Standards Board voted unanimously to reappoint Jordan B. Rickards as their official Board attorney. The Ethics Board consists of six members, appointed by the Township Council, tasked with investigating and ruling on allegations of violations of the Township Ethics Code…

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When Can a Patient Sue a Health Care Facility for Medical Malpractice?

01-05-2017

Medical malpractice in the legal context is not limited to lawsuits against doctors and nurses. It also applies to health care facilities where alleged malpractice took place. Victims that have been injured due to the negligence of hospital staff can sue the health care firm to compensate them for their…

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Family Law 101: The Risk of Spoiling Social Media Evidence

01-02-2017

A person who deletes something of evidentiary value in bad faith can be prosecuted in court. Any action that is deemed by the court to spoil evidence can lead to potential litigation. Not many people are aware that deleting a social media account can also be considered an act to…

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Three Tips for Early Reinstatement of a Driver’s License

12-30-2016

The stakes of driving under the influence (DUI) are high. A person convicted of this offense has to pay penalties and even serve a jail term. Most often, the driver’s license of the person convicted of a DUI offense is suspended. Getting the license back requires fulfilling certain requirements that…

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The Principles of Mens Rea and Actus Rea in Criminal Law Explained

12-27-2016

Mens rea and actus rea are important aspects of criminal law that are considered in court to determine the nature of a crime. The presence of these two conditions must be established before a criminal charge and the appropriate punishment can be determined. In this article, we will take a…

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New Client Review: "Excellent"

12-17-2016

“Excellent” “The story of how I met Jordan is amazing. I was dealing with a Family Court issue at that time, when I decided to get the highest quality of attorney for my case. My first thought was to review the list of attorneys I was provided with, Jordan’s name…

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Rickards Secures $165,000 Auto Settlement

11-26-2016

The large automobile injury settlement occurred after three years of litigation.  The Law Office of Jordan B. Rickards has secured a $165,000 settlement, stemming from an automobile accident which occurred in December, 2013. The defendant driver had been drinking heavily in the twenty hours leading up to the accident, and…

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Will You be Prosecuted for Acting in Self-Defense?

11-06-2016

Most state laws give the benefit of the doubt to a person who has acted in self-defense. If someone breaks into your house, and you shoot that person out of fear of being harmed, then the court will generally rule in your favor. However, this does not mean that no…

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