Labor Commissioner Rules in Favor of Trucking Company on Owner Operator Issue

On December 11, 2017 the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (the “Commissioner”) issued a Final Administrative Action Determination in the matter of Big Daddy Drayage, Inc. v. New Jersey Department of Labor, OAL Docket No. LID 17680-16, Agency Docket No. DOL 15-006.  The determination is very favorable to trucking […]

Recent Developments in Flak Jacket Protection Issues

Co-authored by Catherine Bick Developers and builders who build homes with structural joists manufactured by the Weyerhaeuser Company need be aware of certain issues with Weyerhaeuser’s TJI® Joists with Flak Jacket® Protection.  Weyerhaeuser has recently announced that due to a recent formula change, the Flak Jacket coating is defective and emits, or “off-gases”, formaldehyde, a […]

Employee Theft

If your employee steals customers’ checks received for payment, what do you do? Fire her. Call the police. Then call your insurer. You should have employee fidelity coverage. After that, call your lawyer. Someone may have to pay you back other than the fired employee and your insurer. That someone is the bank that cashed […]

Three’s A Crowd: Dissociation Under New Jersey’s RULLCA

Friends get together to discuss a business idea.  The concept sounds great, and everyone anticipates a smooth ride to a successful business and lasting partnership.  The friends decide to form an LLC, but do not engage counsel or enter into a specific, detailed operating agreement, instead choosing a “template” after a Google search.    The partners […]

Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Co-Cousel on $5.4 Million Judgment in Insurance Coverage Case

Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla was co-counsel along with the Chicago law firms of Anderson + Wanca and Bock & Hatch, LLC in obtaining a judgment in the amount of $5,484,027 in an insurance coverage case in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Monmouth County in a jury trial presided over by the Honorable […]

Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla To Receive 2013 Pro Bono Service Award By Volunteer Lawyers For Justice

On December 3, 2013, Giordano, Halleran, & Ciesla will be presented with the 2013 Pro-Bono Service Award by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice. Giordano, Halleran, & Ciesla is one of ten recipients of the 2013 Pro-Bono Service Award, recognizing “Heroes of Sandy” for their compassion, leadership, and hard work that aided in the development and success […]

Insurance Coverage For Superstorm Sandy Claims

            Superstorm Sandy has devastated the New Jersey Shore and other parts of New Jersey, causing untold damages to personal residences and businesses.  For those individuals and businesses fortunate enough to have insurance coverage, particularly flood insurance coverage, steps should be taken immediately to protect your rights under your insurance policies.  The first step in […]

Lost Profits Recoverable as Damages for a Contractual Breach, Bad Faith or Contractual Interference Claim

Whether a cause of action may be maintained to recover lost profits for breach of contract, bad faith performance, or contractual interference is an issue typically encountered by companies, small business owners and contractors.  New Jersey courts have determined that “lost profits” may be recoverable if established within a reasonable degree of certainty.  Courts have […]

New Jersey Construction Lien Law

As private development and building recovers you should keep in mind that the New Jersey Construction Lien law changed last year.  In 2011 Gov. Christie signed into law significant amendments.  A few key highlights you might want to keep in mind are as follows: maglie da calico personalizzate New Law         Old Law (COMMERCIAL).  Time […]