2053 Woodbridge Avenue - Edison, NJ 08817

Thursday, March 15, 2012

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E391

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E391
Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law

March 14, 2012

Office Phone Number:

(732) 572-0500


In This Issue:

1. "How to Appeal Your New Jersey Property Taxes and Win"

2. 911 Operators Immune from Mishandled Calls.

3. County not Liable for Laxity in Road Inspections.

4. Domestic Violence Reversed where no Intent to Harass

5. Kenneth Vercammen's
New Law Blogs


1. "How to Appeal Your New Jersey Property Taxes and Win"

Invitation to Lunch and Free Seminar

March 21st, 2012

12 pm to 1 pm

Where: Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen & Associates

2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08817

Speaker John Papp- A State Certified New Jersey Property Appraiser will reveal secrets about the NJ Tax System that keeps most property owners Over Paying on property taxes, because they don't understand the confusing NJ tax system.

Why: Because lower real estate property values have finally given homeowners a fighting chance to lower the property assessment that property taxes are based on.

Come Learn to Play The New Jersey Tax Appeal Game

Tax Appeal Game Rule Number 1:

Never Play The Game Unless You Understand the Rules.

Seating Limited to first 15 registered people.

Email vercammenlaw@njlaws.com to register NOW.

1) Please bring copy of Your Recent Tax Assessment Notice Card. This was sent to all homeowners on or around February 1st, 2012 by your local tax assessor office. This gives details on how to appeal your assessment and addresses to sent appeal. This card says "THIS IS NOT A BILL". It has your taxes paid last year and current 2012 tax assessment for your home.

2) Bring the last quarter Tax Bill with you that was sent by township.

3) If you can go to the tax assessor's office, every homeowner has a right to review and receive their property record card. This is the worksheet for everything the tax assessor has calculated the value of your home. Lot size, square footage, decks, pools, improvements, etc.

4) If you have had the home appraised in the past few years, this will save time. This OLD APPRAISAL can't be used for tax court, but the information from the past appraisal is very useful for preparing evidence for you tax appeal case.

Recent Cases:

2. 911 Operators Immune from Mishandled Calls. Wilson v. City of Jersey City __ NJ __ (066782; A-61/62-10)

N.J.S.A. 52:17C-10 provides immunity to 9-1-1 Operators and their public-entity employers for negligence in delivering 9-1-1 services, including the mishandling of emergency calls. Because the statute does not protect conduct that constitutes wanton and willful disregard for safety that issue must be addressed on remand.

3. County not Liable for Laxity in Road Inspections. Polzo v. County of Essex __ NJ __(066910; A-74/75-10)

Viewing the record in the light most favorable to plaintiff, it cannot be concluded that the County was on constructive notice of a "dangerous condition" on the shoulder of its roadway that "created a reasonably foreseeable risk" of death, or that the failure to correct the depression before the accident was "palpably unreasonable." 1-18-12

4. Domestic Violence Reversed where no Intent to Harass S.K. v. K.K., App. Div. DOCKET NO. A-5049-10T1

Plaintiff appeals from a final judgment denying entry of a restraining order she sought against her husband pursuant to the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991 (PDVA). Plaintiff contends that the trial court's finding that defendant did not act with purpose to harass plaintiff is not supported by the evidence when considered in the light of defendant's past history of domestic violence. Plaintiff filed her first domestic violence complaint on November 5, 2009, alleging that defendant verbally harassed her. On December 11, 2009, plaintiff obtained another temporary restraining order against her husband arising out of an incident that also resulted in criminal charges of second degree attempted sexual assault, third degree criminal restraint and simple assault. The events giving rise to this appeal occurred fourteen months later on April 5, 2011. The appellate panel finds there is substantial credible evidence in the record to support the judge's finding that on that date, defendant was upset by events and reacted in a manner disturbing to plaintiff but did not act with a purpose to harass. Contrary to plaintiff's contention, the trial judge was aware of the previous history of domestic violence between the parties and took defendant's past conduct toward the victim into account in making his findings.

Unreported source Daily Briefing - 03/12/2012

5. Kenneth Vercammen's New Law Blogs

Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows law firms to post relevant legal information without setting up individual webpages. It was bought by Google in 2003. Our blogs are hosted by Google at asubdomain of blogspot.com. It is not social media, rather they contain information in specific legal areas.

Ken Vercammen's office created the following legal blogs:

ABA blog- We add our website articles and Community Eventshttp://njlawsnews.blogspot.com/

NJ Criminal Law- Recent Cases


We include all the reported criminal case squibs from NJ Judiciary



Criminal Law- Reported cases and any other cases or issues that affect police

NJ Drug Law


We add all reported criminal case squibs from NJ Judiciary if they deal with suppression or drug cases, and any other public domain NJ items dealing with drugs

NJ PERSONAL INJURY & CIVIL CASEShttp://njlawspersonalinjury.blogspot.com/

We include all reported case squibs from NJ Judiciary Supreme and Appellate Division that are not criminal [not State v ____, or State in the Interest of ___- juvenile]



Anything to do with Elder law, probate, etc goes here

NJ Probate, Wills & Estate Administration Statutes and information


We added all the sections of the NJ Probate law NJSA 3B-1 et seq, plus any new cases dealing with probate

NJ Criminal Statutes and Criminal Jury Charges


We add any criminal related articles that are not case squibs

For regular retained clients and Public Defender clients we often add the statutes they are charged with to this blog. Then print the blog to give to client as copy of statute.

Traffic Law & Municipal Court-

Articles from BeNotGuilty.com


We add case squibs that deal with these topics. We also add all Be Not Guilty traffic articles


Editorial Assistance provided by Fred Aurelien, Esq. Mr. Aurelien is a staff attorney at Kenneth Vercammen and Associates, P.C.