Que Pasa NJ?                 In NJTV’s new show, “Que Pasa NJ?”, host Carlos Medina tells diverse stories about New Jersey and the tristate area from his perspective as a New Jersey native. Carlos is the owner of Robinson Aerial Survey Corp., and President of New Jersey’s largest Chamber…

EY Finalist: The Gravity Vault – NJ’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award     Congratulations to the impressive finalists – especially our client The Gravity Vault® – for being selected as a finalist for EY’s 34th annual New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.  Each year, EY’s award program “honors successful business leaders whose ambitions…

Contractual Defenses to Breach of Contract Caused by COVID-19 Many New Jersey businesses have been severely impacted by closures arising out of the COVID-19 health crisis.  Often these closures make it impossible for businesses to meet their contractual obligations with their suppliers, landlords, and other contractors forcing them into default.  While the basic premise under…

NJ Court: Infringement Suit Covered By General Liability Policy   A recent decision from the New Jersey Appellate Division confirms that general liability policies provide broad coverage for certain types of intellectual property claims. This often-overlooked coverage — for “advertising injury” — is included in standard form, general liability insurance policies. In Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc….

NJ Prompt Payment Act Compels Payment on Construction Projects After completing a construction project, contractors are often faced with the problem of collecting timely payment for approved work. In response to this problem, the New Jersey Legislature enacted the New Jersey Prompt Payment Act N.J.S.A. 2A:30A-2. This created a remedy to both general contractors and subcontractors when…

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020   The U.S. Senate passed, by unanimous consent, the House Bill 7010, The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020.  The Bill must be signed by the President to become a law. The Bill provides more flexibility for small businesses who take out PPP forgivable loans.   Here…

Santomassimo Davis LLP  is proud to have been the official 2020 Law Firm Sponsor of Seton Hall University’s Pirates Pitch entrepreneurial competition!   In addition to providing pro bono Outside General Counsel™ services to the talented finalist teams, our lawyers hosted the Ask-A-Lawyer event to share some of the fundamental legal and regulatory concerns of entrepreneurial businesses.  …

Businesses with less than 100 full time employees might be about to get financial relief from their insurance companies, with an assist from the State of New Jersey. On Monday, the New Jersey assembly unanimously passed A-3844, a bill that would modify existing, in-force insurance policies to cover business income losses arising from the current…

As the coronavirus situation continues to develop, it is becoming clear that many businesses will have significant income losses. Some might be shut down for an extended time.  Many of those companies will look to their insurers for recovery, but the issue of insurance for these losses can be murky. If your company is dealing…

Employer Obligations Increased by New Jersey’s New WARN Act On January 21, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Senate Bill 3170 amending New Jersey’s version of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) that increases New Jersey employers’ obligations to provide advance notice and severance to employees when conducting mass layoffs….

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