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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: Dvlp contracted my house cash as-is. 5 mo later ( buyer delays), just sent email, no financing, can i keep deposit?

Cost us over $100,000, continued property tax and maintenance and change of market due to rising interest rates. Kept telling us town issues, NOT, other issues, not ours. Talking about finally closing in a week , then Monday got a text saying the deal was over as he couldn’t get financing. It... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Yes, but I suggest you write to contract purchaser that you are declaring that the buyer has violated the terms of the contract. Further, you are keeping the deposit in satisfaction of the losses you have suffered by buyers' failure to perform.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: How can I get out of a 72,000 expense reimbursement contract from my employer?

My employer detailed a $6,000 a month x 12 month training cost that required 24 months of work upon completion of the program otherwise repayment for the uncompleted months. Research shows the training program used did not cost 72k and my training did not last 12 months, only the “orientation... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Sep 13, 2022

More information is needed here - you should contact a New Jersey contract attorney to discuss your situation in greater detail. Repayment terms are generally enforceable to the extent they fairly approximate the value of what your employer paid for. However, the longer you've worked with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation and Bankruptcy for New Jersey on
Q: I’m from NJ and am being taken to court for an old debt for rent. I was young at the time and unaware of what a co-signe

I was unaware what a co-signer was. I responded but the original signer did not. Would the court be able to put the full responsibility of the debt on me. I was just diagnosed with cancer and have no income while he does. Debt is from passaic county and I live in Passaic county. Court is in Morris... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Sep 10, 2022

As a cosigner, you are fully responsible for the debt. Age or state of health is no defense. If a judgment is entered against you, it is a valid lien for 20 years. You may be able to have the debt discharged by filing in bankruptcy. Speak to an attorney with bankruptcy experience,

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: Have been playing for church for 12 yrs as pianist for 4 Choirs. Asked to apply for title of Minister of Music

After the death of the first one. I applied and the title it was later put on hold. It’s been over 3 yrs. There is a new pastor and now I’ve been asked again to give a resume for this title but they already have it, do I need to do it again, and why do I have to apply, I’ve been playing as... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Aug 7, 2022

Submit a new resume. Show that you are a "team player."

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is your employer obligated to pay you additional money outlined in a union contract on top of prevailing wage in NJ

One of our collective bargaining agreements includes an addition $[1.50 per hour if certain equipment is utilized. However our employer told me that because I’m already making prevailing wage in NJ they don’t need to pay me any additional money. They told me I’m making enough money.

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jul 30, 2022

Generally a CBA sets a minimum payment schedule but does not preclude additional sums to be paid unless there is some sort of provision which for bargained for and include in the CBA.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Education Law for New Jersey on
Q: I am a teacher for over 14 years my sick days rolled over and they decided to pay for future sick days and my previous

sick days were not paid. I went to the principal and the board, nothing came out of it. Is there anything I can do about the previous sick days? I worked for a charter school.

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Jul 20, 2022

Federal law does not require employers to offer any form of paid time off - you need only be paid for the hours you actually work. Thus, employers have a lot of discretion regarding changes to PTO policies. However, if you have an employment contract with the school, you should see if any language... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for New Jersey on
Q: Do I still have to pay back a signing bonus if the clause does not specially say I need to?

The clause says “In appreciation of your full time

employment, a $10,000 bonus will be paid, with the understanding and agreement that you will work at [business name] for a year. A 1099 will be issued against this payment.” There is no language specifying repayment and I was a W2... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Jun 22, 2022

You should have your full agreement reviewed by a New Jersey contract attorney to determine your rights and obligations under the agreement. There may be other portions of your agreement that alter or change the terms of the clause you listed, so a review that is limited to a specific clause in an... Read more »

5 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: I am married and relocating to New Jersey. I plan to purchase a home in NJ...

I am married and relocating to NJ. I plan to purchase a home in NJ. I will be putting in approximately 90% of the funds to buy the home and my spouse only 10%. We're buying the home cash without a mortgage. Question 1: can we specify in the deed the respective ownership % of each party?... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
answered on May 29, 2022

New Jersey is an equitable distribution state. You can seek to obtain an experienced matrimonial attorney to prepare a post nuptial agreement that embodies the terms you mentioned. You should also consider the alternatives, which include taking a mortgage and putting down an equal amount or do not... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: How can i file a lawsuit against instagram facebook and Meta

My accounts have been hacked and my information is being used!!

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on May 24, 2022

Most likely the agreement you signed when you became a member contained an arbitration clause. One clause in that agreement provides that you waive trial and agree to arbitrate any disputes.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Energy, Oil and Gas for New Jersey on
Q: Can we sue our solar panel installer for a system that is not working?

We bought solar panels about 2 years ago. Everything has been working fine. We realized about 3 months ago that the system was not working. When we called the solar company (the installer), they said they were aware of it (they never told us), and were waiting for a part for the inverter. They also... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on May 21, 2022

Whether you can sue or must go the arbitration depends on the Agreement you signed. The agreement may include a mandatory arbitration provision and waiver of trial. So a careful reading of your agreement is required. In any event you may proceed to file a claim in any forum that is consistent with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: The buyer’s attorney has not released the escrow of $10,000.00 paid by Seller. The closing was Dec. 15, 2021. T

The mandatory water test passed, yet buyer’s attorney demands that seller, me, pay for installation of water treatment system. I advised the attorney that the installation of the system is buyer’s responsibility, yet attorney has still not released the escrow funds back to SELLER. What do I... Read more »

Aida Izgelova
Aida Izgelova
answered on May 15, 2022

Your contract to purchase the property should include language regarding the means for resolving escrow account disputes. Also, if the attorney provided an escrow agreement when you deposited the money, that agreement should also specify the means for resolving disputes.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Small Claims for New Jersey on
Q: Can I file a smalls claims suit in NJ even if the home warranty contract contains an arbitration clause?

15. Arbitration. Any disputes resulting from this Agreement or any dispute resulting to Select's home service contract service

shall be construed and enforced under the laws of the State of New Jersey. You hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the courts

of New Jersey and waive... Read more »

William N. Sosis
William N. Sosis
answered on May 6, 2022

Arbitration clauses are matters of contract. In your case it's a "Home Warranty Contract". If the conduct of the party wanting to enforce the arbitration clause against you amounts to a material breach, then the court won't enforce the arbitration clause. A good remedy for a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Intellectual Property and Trademark for New Jersey on
Q: I am a wellness consulting company and I would like to know what are the basic terms outlined in a business contract?

I am a small business wellness consulting company providing services to non-profit and health care organizations and I would like to know what terms should be included in my contracts? Additionally, are there any pro-bono resources that can assist with this? Thank you!

Robert Kost
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Robert Kost
answered on May 2, 2022

You can begin to understand the basic components of a contract here:

https://www.contractstandards.com/public#contracts

Choosing among clauses, authoring the right clauses, and assembling a contract that makes sense for you is the job of an attorney. It is a skill and an art, and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Is this lease offer letter binding and considered a renewal?

I received an offer letter from landlord that stated the new rent for a 12-month term, and the rent if converted to month-to-month. I asked if it was negotiable, and was told it was not. After considering the amount and my budget, I signed the offer letter and returned it. Upon receipt of the... Read more »

Matthew Schutz
Matthew Schutz
answered on Apr 18, 2022

Your landlord is stuck. Contracts are formed upon the offer and acceptance. The landlord offered to renew your lease at the initial rental. By signing the letter you accepted his offer. The fact that he may have made a mistake in sending you the offer, doesn't change the fact that he did. Your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Landlord changed his mind after we both signed lease for rental house. Can he do that? Am I entitled to the home?
Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Apr 1, 2022

Yes you do. In fact, you may have a valid cause of action for a claim of specific performance.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: I sold a home interest free and buyer is in default over 6 months....need cancleation of contract?

I filed in civil over a year ago and defendant defaulted.

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Mar 25, 2022

The way you have posed the factual issues is insufficient to give a cogent response. My sense is that you should speak to an attorney directly.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: I bought a new car and there was a fee that was not disclosed to me. The fee is named Ias lp replacement.

Would this fee be a warranty of some sort.

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
answered on Mar 20, 2022

IAS will replace an unrepairable windshield at no charge with zero deductible. It is frequently a fraud.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Small Claims for New Jersey on
Q: My husband passed away almost 2 years ago . Recently a friend of his said my husband owes him money & he wants me to pay

There’s no contract no text messages no direct messages ! This person is very shady as well ! Do I need to pay this person ?

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Mar 3, 2022

Please do not pay this claim without any proof it is a verifiable obligation of the Estate of your deceased husband. If you did not sign anything, the claim, if verifiable, would be against the Estate of your deceased husband. It sould not be your obligation.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: Can the new owners of a multi family home make changes our current two year lease? They want a month to month lease?

I was told that any new owners would have to accept our current lease.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Feb 23, 2022

Much more information would be needed to be known to properly answer your question. A lot would depend on the township you are in and whether they have rent control as some do in NJ. Other factors also exist even if your town does not have rent control on what the new owner can do also. I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Health Care Law for New Jersey on
Q: Zoll medical forced him to take home a 4000 per month product under duress. How can he stop them, cancel.

He was told his discharge from the hospital would not be allowed unless he took the Zoll company product. Otherwise the hospital would not let him go home.

Because he had no choice he took the Zoll company product that he did not want but was forced into accepting. If he was not released he... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Feb 18, 2022

Based on your brief description, I would argue that the requirement to accept the Zoll equipment is a contract of adhesion and not enforceable. You failed to mention whether there were other equipment available or other procedures which did not require the equipment. In any case, you have a... Read more »

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