January 6, 2014

Cloud computing offers many advantages, and its use over the past few years has increased dramatically, especially in the area of data storage. The cloud’s benefits over traditional datastorage platforms include: minimal capital expenditure, ease of access, transferability, virtually unlimited storage and efficiency. It can be no surprise, therefore, that many law firms have begun the process of transferring vast amounts of data to third-party cloud service providers rather than retaining in-hou...

March 27, 2013

A few years ago, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided U.S. Bank Nat’l Assoc. v. Guillaume, 209 N.J. 449 (2012), which settled the uncertainty surrounding the appropriate remedy available to a trial court when faced with a plaintiff in a foreclosure action who has failed to serve a “notice of intention to foreclose” in compliance with the Fair Foreclosure Act (FFA), N.J.S.A. 2A:5053–68. The court in Guillaume overruled case law holding that dismissal without prejudice was the sole remedy availabl...

January 19, 2012

Recently, individuals including prison inmates and members of antigovernment groups — some considered “domestic terrorists” by the Federal Bureau of Investigation — have been utilizing the relaxed filing requirements of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), Article 9, to file and record false UCC-1 financing statements against individuals, companies and law enforcement officials. See www.fbi.gov, “Domestic Terrorism, The Sovereign Citizen Movement,” Apr. 13, 2010; Peter A. Crusco, “Combating Inmate...

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