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Can a Lawyer Help With Property Tax Assessment in New Jersey?

A person has a right to challenge their yearly tax assessment. Right when you get your assessment is when you should seek counsel. That way you can determine if the property has been assessed for the value that it is. If it’s not assessed, at what’s considered fair market value, then the client has the right to file a tax…
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What Makes a Trial Lawyer Different From Other Attorneys?

Attorney Stephen Sullivan works to find a positive result for his clients. If you have questions he wants you to call, to talk about and resolve them. Sullivan talks about striving to find a positive resolution to a case, whether it’s settling a case or going to trial, he hopes to find some amount of closure. The attorneys at the…
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Were Opioids the Cause of This Reality Star’s Death?

Have you heard of the television show My 600 Lb. Life? It airs on TLC, and for several seasons it has followed the exploits of morbidly obese patients who have sought help from Houston surgeon Younan Nowzaradan. Many of these people have been met with tremendous obstacles and physical strain as they’ve tried to shed weight while having their lives…
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Is a New Wawa’s Worth a Traffic Nightmare?

Have you ever driven through the intersection of Broad Street, Newman Springs Road, Maple Avenue and Route 35? If you are a frequenter of this Red Bank crossroads, then you know that in the morning and in the afternoon, it becomes one of the most congested stretches of asphalt in Monmouth County. So, why would Wawa want to plop a…
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Did a New Jersey Pep Boys Overcharge You?

Have you ever felt like you were paying more for a product at the register than the price tag on the shelf said? You probably thought that it was just your imagination at the time, but be warned. Some stores are actually overcharging you at the register, and one of the culprits may have been Pep Boys. Did Your Local…
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Should Ford Recall Millions of Potentially Defective Explorer SUVs?

Back in March, we discussed the case of a Newport Beach officer who blacked out under mysterious circumstances while driving his Ford Explorer patrol vehicle. At that time, he believed that his black out may have been caused by an exhaust leak into the SUV’s cabin. Now, others are coming forward claiming a similar problem, but will Ford recall potentially…
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Has the Equifax Security Breach Compromised Your Identity?

On July 29th, a shocking discovery was made. Hackers had infiltrated the computer systems of Equifax, one of the big three credit bureaus. Up to 143 million Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and even credit card numbers may have been exposed. Some experts believe we may never know exactly how many people’s personal information was stolen. However, there…
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GM vs GM: Can a Company Sue Itself?

The ignition switch recall has been a nightmare for General Motors Corporation. The scandal rocked the automotive industry just as the company was recovering from its 2009 bankruptcy. The company is finally in a position to settle a large portion of the personal injury lawsuits from this debacle. Only one thing stands in GM’s way—itself! GM vs GM: Will New…
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Did the New Wells Fargo Scandal Cause You to Lose Your Car?

Last year, we found out that  Wells Fargo banking had deceived around 2.1 million of its customers.  Employees created unauthorized accounts in customers names and were rewarded by there superiors for committing this fraud.  The Wells Fargo scandal has since resulted in over 5,300 firings, the resignation of the CEO, many lawsuits, and a $185 million federal fine.  Looking back…
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Is Transvaginal Mesh Safe?

Transvaginal mesh surgery has become a popular solution for women affected by pelvic organ prolapse (POP), which can plague sufferers with pain and discomfort. What Is Transvaginal Mesh? Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when a woman’s vaginal tissues become weakened or stretched. Reasons that a woman’s vaginal tissues can be stretched or weakened include childbirth, chronic constipation, repetitive heavy lifting, poor…
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