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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E256 - September 26, 2007

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E256
Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law September 26, 2007

In This Issue

1. Police immune in high speed chase. Scott v. Harris US Supreme Court 05-1631

2. Carnegie Center 5K for The Parkinson Alliance Saturday September 29

3. Wills & Elder Law Seminar Middlesex County College, Professional & Community Programs Monday, October 15, 2007 7 - 9 P.M.

4. Upcoming Events


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1. Police immune in high speed chase. Scott v. Harris US Supreme Court 05-1631.

Deputy Timothy Scott, petitioner here, terminated a high-speed pursuit of respondent's car by applying his push bumper to the rear of the vehicle, causing it to leave the road and crash. Respondent was rendered quadriplegic. He filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging, inter alia, the use of excessive force resulting in an unreasonable seizure under the Fourth Amendment. The District Court denied Scott's summary judgment motion, which was based on qualified immunity. The Eleventh Circuit affirmed on interlocutory appeal, concluding, that Scott's actions could constitute "deadly force" under Tennessee v. Garner; that the use of such force in this context would violate respondent's constitutional right to be free from excessive force during a seizure; and that a reasonable jury could so find. The Court held that because the car chase respondent initiated posed a substantial and immediate risk of serious physical injury to others, Scott's attempt to terminate the chase by forcing respondent off the road was reasonable, and Scott is entitled to summary judgment.

2. Carnegie Center 5K for The Parkinson Alliance Saturday September 29

101 Carnegie Center Parking Lot West Windsor, New Jersey

Join us for the Carnegie Center 5K and one-mile fun run. Walkers and families are welcome. Food and refreshments will be served, and t-shirts will be given away (while supplies last). Awards to age-category and group team winners: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. There are water stops along the relatively flat course. Baldasari and Leestma timers; USATF Certified Course, Sanction Race; USATF-NJ Grand Prix Event: 500 points.

Registration: 7:30am-9:15am
Start Time: 9:30

We are putting together a team for this event. When you register, for the team section, write in RVRR- Vercammen. Speed not important, just finish a 3.1 mile race.


3. Wills & Elder Law Seminar

WHERE: Middlesex County College, Professional & Community Programs

WHEN: Monday, October 15, 2007 7 - 9 P.M.

SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. of Edison
(Co-Author- NJ Elder Law & Probate)
- So you don't have a Will. You won't live forever and you can't take it with you. What should you do?
Main Topics:
1. Wills and the 2006 changes to the NJ Probate Law
2. Power of Attorney
3. Living Will
4. Administering the Estate/ Probate/Surrogate
5. Estate Planning
6. Revocable Trusts/ Irrevocable Trusts
7. Federal HIPAA Regulations on release of medical info
8. Federal Estate Tax
9. Question and Answer

COMPLIMENTARY MATERIAL: Brochures on Wills, "Probate and Administration of an Estate", Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Real Estate Sales for Seniors, and Trusts.
Here is your opportunity to listen to an experienced attorney who will answer questions how to distribute your property and avoid many rigid provisions of state law. For more information on Elder law, visit the Website www.njlaws.com. You can also subscribe to the free email Elder Law newsletter by visiting the website, or sending an email to Kenv@njlaws.com.

Call for information 732-906-2556 to register by phone
$15 registration fee payable to Professional & Community Programs

About the Speaker: Kenneth Vercammen is an Elder Law and Litigation Attorney in Edison, NJ. He often lectures for the American Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association on Elder Law, personal injury, and criminal / municipal court matters. He has published 125 articles in national and New Jersey publications on legal topics. He speaks as a volunteer on Wills and Elder law to Adult Community Schools and non profit groups including Edison, Metuchen, Woodbridge, East Brunswick, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, Piscataway, Sayreville, Old Bridge, Spotswood and Perth Amboy Seniors. He has established New Jersey's most popular Elder law website on the Internet to provide information on Probate, Elder Law and Traffic matters located at www.njlaws.com

4. Upcoming Events

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Oct. 29 Biz Mania 1:30 -4

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