Category Archive: Civil Litigation

  • Are You Seeking Payment from Unpaid Promissory Notes?

    A promissory note is, by definition, an unconditional promise to pay money to another party. Seeing that a promise is unconditional, there are typically not many legal defenses to the non-payment of a promissory note. A promissory note is also a contract, and any party seeking payment of a promissory note should seek the help of a New Jersey judgment enforcement lawyer. You first need to determine whether a signed document will legally constitute a promissory note. In many cases, a document does not satisfy the parameters for the legal definition of read more
  • What is the Whistleblower Act New Jersey?

    The Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) otherwise known as the Whistleblower Act in New Jersey, protects employees engaging in whistleblowing activity from various forms of retaliation by their employers. If you have been the victim of any form of retaliation for engaging in whistleblowing activity in New Jersey, you will want to contact a civil litigation lawyer in the New Jersey area. CEPA entitles an employee who is subjected to retaliation for a protected activity to seek many kinds of remedies and compensation. This may include wages read more
  • Caution! Credit Card Fraud Suspects-What to do?

    If you notice a credit card fraud suspects or a charge on your credit card transaction history that does not look familiar, it could be credit card fraud. This type of consumer fraud happens when someone makes a purchase or withdrawal or otherwise uses your credit card information without your permission. It can also involve applying for credit cards using your personal information, or any other unauthorized use of your credit. If you suspect you are the victim of this type of offense, seek help from a credit card fraud attorney in New Jersey as soon read more
  • Johnny Depp Trial Case According to Expert Civil Lawyer

    We all heard something about the controversial trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, some of this information comes from social media like Facebook or TikTok, but not all the info is accurate. Here you can find an overview of the case explained by one of our expert civil litigation lawyers at Varcadipane & Pinnisi PC. 

    What happened between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard?

    Heard and Depp met and started dating in 2012. The entertainers wedded in mid-2015, and notwithstanding numerous affirmations from anonymous newspaper sources that read more
  • Should You Accept a First Insurance Settlement Offer?

    If you have ever received a first insurance settlement or been involved in an accident, then you know the process of settling a claim can be a long and tedious process. In New Jersey, insurers are given 10 days from receiving a claim to open an investigation.   In this way, there are specific timelines that insurance adjusters need to abide by: First-party claims: 30 days from receipt of the claim to investigate and issue a payment Third-party property damage claims: 45 days from receipt of the claim to investigate and issue a payment read more
  • Being a Victim of Consumer Fraud: The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act

    Have you been taken advantage of by a business? Maybe they denied you a refund for a product that doesn’t work or advertised they have a lot full of new cars to sell when really they all need to be special ordered and the lot is empty? New Jersey has some of the strongest consumer protection legislation in the country for cases exactly like these. The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, as the name implies, is a set of laws to protect against deceptive or otherwise fraudulent business practices. The act promotes ethical business practices, makes sure read more
  • What is a Civil Judgment?

    If someone has wronged you and the law provides a remedy, you can sue that person or entity in civil court to seek money and other relief. At Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, we routinely help clients to successfully file cases like this and can help you, too, if you believe someone has caused you harm and you have a basis to sue them.

    Obtaining a Civil Judgment

    A civil judgment is an order obtained in civil court against an individual or entity after a successful lawsuit. The judgment usually requires the person or entity against whom it is read more
  • Do I Have a New Jersey Whistleblower Claim?

    The law generally allows employers to terminate employees at will, though there are important exceptions. One exception is the termination of employment because an employee reported unlawful conduct of the employer - or they “blew the whistle.” If you were fired because you complained about or reported wrongful conduct of your employer, you have the right to take legal action. Reach out to a law firm that handles whistleblower cases right away. 

    Legal Protections for Whistleblowers in New Jersey

    The New Jersey legislature enforces read more