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Is It Legal To Sabotage A Competing Business In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

You know what they say: All’s fair in love and war. And when you’re competing with another business for customers, it’s survival of the fittest. But how far are you legally allowed to go as you compete with your rivals? Where do we draw the line between competition and outright sabotage? If you have… Read More »


Penalties For Misclassifying Employees In New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

If you are running a business in New Jersey, you probably already know that there is a big difference between independent contractors and employees. If you’re working with independent contractors, you are not required to worry about things like benefits, employment insurance, and other details. Because there are certain advantages to working with independent… Read More »


What do New York’s Driver’s License Reforms Mean for You?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

We all know that it’s easy to get a traffic ticket in New York. There are all kinds of offenses that could result in a traffic violation, from something as simple as parking in the wrong spot to more serious offenses, like a DUI. Fines can be hefty, and many New Yorkers struggle to… Read More »


Penalty for Stealing Weapons from the Military in New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Politicians and authorities in New York are trying to figure out why so many stolen military weapons are ending up on the streets of New York. In many cases, these military weapons have been used in violent crimes. What makes matters even worse is the fact that these military-grade firearms are capable of doing… Read More »


Penalty for Animal Cruelty in New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A few hundred years ago, animals and even trees were put on trial for crimes in Medieval Europe. Today in America, we approach animals with a very different philosophy. Animals may not have the same rights and freedoms as human beings in New Jersey, but they enjoy a considerable degree of protection under the… Read More »


Penalty for Using Plastic Bags in New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New Jersey has many laws, some of which are obscure and confusing. Well, it’s time to add one more law to the list, as Governor Phil Murphy (not to be confused with Phillip J. Murphy, Attorney at Law) has signed a new bill banning all use of plastic bags. So what happens now? What… Read More »


Brooklyn Jews Targeted By Arson Attacks

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Arson is one of the most serious crimes someone can commit. Unlike a targeted assault or attack on someone, arson is a wanton act of destruction with no real precision or order. A fire can easily spread, injuring or killing people who are completely innocent. Setting fire to a building can also trap people… Read More »


What is the Penalty for Insider Trading in New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New York is one of the most important financial centers on the planet, so it should come as no surprise that this state is no stranger to insider trading. While Wall Street is a symbol of the land of opportunity, it can also be a symbol of corruption and class division. Like it or… Read More »


Penalties for Gun Trafficking in New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Although firearms are legal to purchase and own in New Jersey, there will likely always be an underground black market of illicit firearm sales. Criminals who need to purchase firearms must turn to illegal dealers and smugglers, and gun-running is in fact a major industry in the Garden State. But what happens if you… Read More »


Is Littering Really Illegal in New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Most individuals in New York would agree that it’s important to keep the streets clean. No one wants to walk around in a place filled with trash and all manner of refuse. But is littering really illegal in the Empire State? One might assume that this is a relatively innocuous crime. You might be… Read More »

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