California Default Judgment Bars Litigation in New Jersey

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Appellate Court Attorney When it comes to deciding the merits of a case, default judgments are final adjudications (a default judgement means one party in a lawsuit failed to answer the complaint).  A court in one state does not generally have the […]

The New Jersey Construction Lien Law

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Construction and Materials Lien Attorney Construction liens are seldom discussed. So, before we dive into the details of Groesbeck v. Linden in order to illustrate some of the legal quandaries one might find themselves in when dealing with a construction lien, we […]

Online Business Reputation and Defamation Cases: Part 5 ON APPEAL

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Business Litigation Attorney In this 5 part series, I have discussed a case involving a business that claimed defamation against negative online reviews believed to have been made by the defendant to retaliate as their landlord-tenant relationship dissolved. Early on we discussed […]

Get it in Writing: A Contract Story Gone Bad

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a Contract attorney Two executives held a meeting; the agenda was about forming a new business together.  The discussion later transformed into a one of an offer of employment to one of the executives.   For two men in the upper tiers of New Jersey businesses, they chose a decidedly […]

Cold Feet Cost Groom $150,000

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., a Monmouth County Litigation Attorney Sometimes even the best laid marital plans go astray. Usually when that happens, litigation does not ensue, but there are precedents for a cause of action for breach of a contract to marry. In one such recent case, a jilted bride-to-be recovered a substantial jury verdict […]