Monthly Archives: April 2017

What Is Specific Performance in Breach of Contract Cases?

What happens after a contract is broken? What kinds of remedies exist for the party who suffers as a result of a contract breach? One such remedy is known as specific performance. Specific performance requires a party to take a specific action to essentially correct the breach of contract. For example, say a construction company is required to build a building to a height of 40 feet. But something goes wrong during construction and, in the end, the building comes out to 35 feet. If you seek specific performance as a remedy in this case, then the party that breached the contract would be required to build the building up to 40 feet. Specific performance is used by the courts instead of compensatory damages when no other remedy will adequately compensate the other party. Typically, this remedy is used when the subject of a contract is unique, making it difficult…
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Am I Required to Take a Sobriety Test during a DUI Stop?

You’re driving down the road, maybe home from dinner or drinks with some coworkers. You’re feeling good. It’s been a long week and you’re ready to get home, throw on Netflix and settle into bed. And then you hear the siren. Your rearview floods with reds and blues. What did you do? Did you drink too much? Do you smell like beer? The officer knocks on the window. License and insurance, please. Do you know why I pulled you over? Have you had anything to drink tonight? What Tests Am I Required to Submit to During a DUI Stop? New Jersey has something called implied consent. This means that if you are a licensed driver in the state of New Jersey, you have given consent to submit to breath, blood and urine testing if a police officer suspects you of being intoxicated. Do this mean that you have to do…
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Jersey Women Accuse Employer Fox News of Racial Discrimination

Even in 2017, racial discrimination remains a major problem in the workplace. Two New Jersey women are suing Fox News Channel after what they described as “yearslong relentless racial” hostility from a financial executive that worked with them. The executive, Judith Slater, is accused of various racially charged actions including, but not limited to, asking one of the women if all three of her children had the same father, talking about how black people scare her, mocking the “Black Lives Matter” movement and having the employees repeat words that she thought black people pronounce incorrectly. Slater was fired in February following the allegations. The lawsuit says that Fox “intentionally turned a blind eye” to an office culture of hostility toward minorities until they became aware that they could no longer keep it contained. Fox commented on the lawsuit, calling it “needless litigation.” Race Discrimination in New Jersey Workplaces State law…
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