NJ Prosecutors Attempt to Change Law Requiring Warrant to Obtain Cell Phone Records

December 10, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Cell phones are a way of life for most Americans.  As such, a possible change as reported in the Asbury Park Press  to the privacy laws regarding these devices has the potential to affect many of us. Presently, in order to obtain cell phone records, our State Supreme Court requires police officers to first obtain […]

What an NYC Marijuana Citation Means for New Jersey Residents

December 4, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New York is the city that never sleeps and attracts many New Jersey residents on a daily basis.  We make the short trip over for both employment and recreation. For some, that recreation includes marijuana use. It is therefore important for us to be aware of a change in policy towards the enforcement of marijuana […]

Supreme Court: Anonymous 9-1-1 Tip Enough to Support a Traffic Stop

May 27, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Thanks to the Supreme Court’s most recent Fourth Amendment decision in Navarette v California, decided last month, police can rely entirely on an anonymous tip about a single instance of bad driving—for example, a single swerve— to justify a DWI traffic stop. In this case the driver and his passenger happened to be transporting 30 […]

One Year in NYC Prison Costs as Much as a 4-Year Ivy League Education

October 3, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

$167,731—that’s roughly the cost of an Ivy League education, and according to New York City’s Independent Budget Office, that’s how much NYC’s Department of Correction spent per inmate, per year in 2012. That comes to $460 per day for each of the 12,287 average daily inmates that were in New York’s custody. If that number […]

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NJ Court Says: Send a Text Message to a Driver & YOU Could Be Liable

September 3, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey courts are taking the consequences of texting and driving – or, more specifically, texting someone who is driving – to a whole new level. It is common knowledge that it is against the law to text and drive. Last Tuesday, a state appeals court found in Kubert vs. Best that if a driver […]

Groundbreaking NJ SAFE Bill Grants Workers Domestic Violence Leave

August 28, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Governor Chris Christie recently signed into law the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (NJ SAFE). This landmark law will provide victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with the right to take unpaid leave. On October 1, 2013, the law will take effect and start providing eligible employees with unpaid time off to […]

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Landmark NJ Supreme Court Ruling on Employment Discrimination Announced

August 12, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

In a groundbreaking decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court recently strengthened the force of the law pertaining to workplace discrimination. The NJ Supreme Court determined that employers who make derogatory or denigrating remarks can be held civilly liable even when no one is directly harmed from such comments. In the unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court […]