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Bill Singer, Shareholder in Stark & Stark’s Securities Group, was a panelist in the March 22, 2010 Forbes.com article, Google After China: Pulling out of China may be a godsend for Google. The threat made by Google roughly two months go to leave China because of censorship and...
The federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes New Jersey, has ruled in a decision, Rea v. Federated Investors, which states that evidence of a former bankruptcy may be used by an employer in making a decision not to hire an employee. Previously, there was some question as to whether...
The term “blitzkrieg” became a common term on September 1, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. Thus, commenced the domino effect of nations falling to Germany, and America’s official position of “neutrality” coupled with the realization that its military was no...
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, personal blog sites and other social media and networking sites have become a part of everyday life. Not surprisingly, social networking and social media sites have found their way into the workplace. While such sites can be an extremely valuable...
David J. Byrne, Co-Chair of Stark & Stark’s Condominium and Co-op Practice Group, will present materials related to new foreclosure laws and decisions as well as how to effectuate foreclosures. Mr. Byrne will also address how shareholders and managing agents can effectively deal with...
Given the tough job market and with summer approaching, many employers can expect college students, recent graduates and currently unemployed workers to seek out internships with their organizations. Many employers do not realize that they, generally, must pay at least the minimum wage and...
Kristyn Testa, a Legal Secretary in Stark & Stark's Lawrenceville, New Jersey office, underwent surgery this past October to donate her kidney to her brother, Michael. Michael was suffering from kidney failure and had been on dialysis for the past two years. On Sunday...
Suffering a first party insurance loss or facing a lawsuit from a third party can be two of the most difficult and unsettling experiences for an individual or business. To add to the turmoil, being told by the insurance company that there is no coverage for the claim can be enough to turn that bad...
New Jersey Supreme Court Holds That When Parents Don't Agree on Their Child's Last Name, The Court's Decision Reigns
In 1995, the New Jersey Supreme Court rejected a long-standing custom favoring a child assuming the father’s last name automatically. In Gubernat v. Deremer, the Court held that, when parents do not agree what last name their child should have, the Court must determine which name is in the...
In the case of Holst-Knudsen v. Mikisch, decided on March 6, 2012, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court addressed the thorny issue of a custodial parent’s right to legally change the surname of a child from that of the other parent. In this case, the parties were...