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New Jersey Frivolous Lawsuit Facts

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FRIVOLOUS LITIGATION LAW FAQS

WHAT IS A NEW JEREY FRIVOLOUS PAPER OR PLEADING?
A New Jersey Special Civil frivolous paper or pleading is one that violates the New Jersey frivolous court rules or New Jersey frivolous law. For example, a paper filed with a Special Civil court may violate the New Jersey frivolous court rule if: (1) it is being presented for an improper purpose, such as to harass or to cause unnecessary delay or needless increase in the cost of litigation; (2) it presents claims, defenses, and other legal contentions therein are not warranted by existing law or by a non-frivolous argument for the extension, modification, or reversal of existing law or the establishment of new law; (3) its factual allegations have no evidentiary support or are unlikely to have evidentiary support; and/or (4) its allegations are unwarranted on the evidence or are not reasonably based on a lack of information or belief. A New Jersey complaint, answer, counterclaim or crossclaim may violate the New Jersey frivolous litigation law if the pleading: (1) was commenced, used or continued in bad faith, solely for the purpose of harassment, delay or malicious injury; and/or (2) the party presenting the pleading knew or should have known that the pleading was without any reasonable basis in law or equity and could not be supported by a good faith argument for an extension, modification or reversal of existing law. A New Jersey court may impose penalties for the filing of frivolous papers or pleadings, including monetary penalties, legal fees and court costs.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FILING NEW JERSEY FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS UNDER THE NEW JERSEY FRIVOLOUS LITIGATION LAW?
A New Jersey Special Civil plaintiff or New Jersey Special Civil defendant to a New Jersey case may be held personally responsible if a Special Civil court finds that the party filed a New Jersey frivolous complaint, New Jersey frivolous answer, New Jersey frivolous counterclaim or New Jersey frivolous crossclaim. It is possible for a New Jersey Special Civil plaintiff or New Jersey Special Civil defendant to be found responsible for New Jersey frivolous lawsuit penalties even if they did not actually file the New Jersey frivolous lawsuit but had their attorney do the filing. If parties are representing themselves in a New Jersey case, they are personally responsible for New Jersey frivolous lawsuits and papers that are frivolous under the New Jersey frivolous court rule.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FILING NEW JERSEY FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS UNDER THE NEW JERSEY FRIVOLOUS COURT RULE AND NEW JERSEY FRIVOLOUS LITIGATION LAW?
A New Jersey Special Civil attorney or the Special Civil pro se party may be held personally responsible for signing, filing or advocating a pleading, written motion, or other paper that a New Jersey court finds to be frivolous under the New Jersey frivolous court rule. Except in extraordinary circumstances, a law firm shall be jointly responsible for violations committed by its partners, shareholders, associates and employees.

HOW DO I PROVE THAT I WAS A VICTIM OF NEW JERSEY FRIVOLOUS LITIGATION?
To find that a New Jersey Special Civil complaint, counterclaim, cross-claim or defense of the nonprevailing Special Civil party was frivolous, the judge shall find on the basis of the pleadings, discovery, or the evidence presented that either:

• The Special Civil complaint, Special Civil counterclaim, Special Civil cross-claim or Special Civil defense was commenced, used or continued in bad faith, solely for the purpose of harassment, delay or malicious injury; or

• The nonprevailing Special Civil party knew, or should have known, that the Special Civil complaint, Special Civil counterclaim, Special Civil cross-claim or Special Civil defense was without any reasonable basis in law or equity and could not be supported by a good faith argument for an extension, modification or reversal of existing New Jersey law.

The New Jersey frivolous court rule does not apply to disclosures and New Jersey discovery requests, New Jersey responses, New Jersey objections, and New Jersey discovery motions that are subject to the provisions of R. 4:23.

Before seeking a New Jersey Special Civil frivolous award, the Special Civil plaintiff applicant or Special Civil defendant applicant must serve a very detailed written notice and demand pursuant to R. 1:5-2 to the Special Civil attorney or the Special Civil pro se party who signed or filed the Special Civil paper objected to. The Special Civil certification shall have annexed a copy of that notice and demand, which shall (i) state that the Special Civil paper is believed to violate the provisions of the New Jersey frivolous court rule, (ii) set forth the basis for that belief with specificity, (iii) include a demand that the Special Civil paper be withdrawn, and (iv) give notice, except as otherwise provided herein, that an application for sanctions will be made within a reasonable time thereafter if the offending Special Civil paper is not withdrawn within 28 days of service of the written demand. If, however, the subject of the New Jersey Special Civil motion for sanctions is a New Jersey Special Civil motion whose return date precedes the expiration of the 28-day period, the demand shall give the Special Civil movant the option of either consenting to an adjournment of the return date or waiving the balance of the 28-day period then remaining. A Special Civil moving party who does not request an adjournment of the return date as provided herein shall be deemed to have elected the waiver. The Special Civil certification shall also certify that the Special Civil paper objected to has not been withdrawn or corrected within the appropriate time period provided herein following service of the Special Civil frivolous notice and demand.

If the Special Civil paper objected to has been withdrawn or corrected within 28 days of service of the New Jersey Special Civil frivolous notice and demand or within such other time period as provided by the New Jersey Court, the party seeking a New Jersey Special Civil frivolous award shall not be able to seek a New Jersey Special Civil frivolous award.

WHAT DO I GET IF I PROVE THAT MY OPPONENT VIOLATED THE NEW JERSEY FRIVOLOUS COURT RULE
A sanction imposed for violation of paragraph (a) of the New Jersey frivolous court rule shall be limited to a sum sufficient to deter repetition of such conduct. The sanction may consist of (1) an order to pay a penalty into court, or (2) an order directing payment to the Special Civil movant of some or all of the reasonable attorneys' fees and other expenses incurred as a direct result of the violation, or both. Among the factors to be considered by the New Jersey Special Civil court in imposing a sanction under (2) is the timeliness of the Special Civil movant's filing of the motion therefor. In the order imposing sanctions, the New Jersey Special Civil court shall describe the conduct determined to be a violation of the New Jersey frivolous court rule and explain the basis for the sanction imposed.

WHAT DO I GET IF I PROVE THAT MY OPPONENT FILED A NEW JERSEY FRIVOLOUS LAWSUIT?
A New Jersey Special Civil plaintiff or New Jersey Special Civil defendant who prevails in a Special Civil case, either as a Special Civil plaintiff or Special Civil defendant, against any other Special Civil party may be awarded all reasonable litigation costs and reasonable attorney fees, if the judge finds at any time during the proceedings or upon judgment that a New Jersey Special Civil complaint, counterclaim, cross-claim or defense of the nonprevailing Special Civil plaintiff or Special Civil defendant was frivolous. When a public entity is required or authorized by law to provide for the defense of a present or former employee, the public entity may be awarded all reasonable litigation costs and reasonable attorney fees if the individual for whom the defense was provided is the prevailing party in a Special Civil case, and if there is a judicial determination at any time during the proceedings or upon judgment that a New Jersey Special Civil complaint, counterclaim, cross-claim, or defense of the nonprevailing Special Civil party was frivolous. It is possible that a Special Civil court shall limit the penalty for New Jersey frivolous lawsuits in the same way that the New Jersey Special Civil court may limit the penalty if your opponent violated the New Jersey frivolous court rule.

IF A SPECIAL CIVIL COURT FINDS THAT A NEW JERSEY LAWSUIT OR OTHER NEW JERSEY COURT PAPER WAS FRIVOLOUS, HOW DO I RECOVER PENALTIES AND/OR MY ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COSTS?
An application for New Jersey frivolous sanctions shall be by motion made separately from other applications and shall describe the specific conduct alleged to have violated the New Jersey frivolous court rule.

No New Jersey Special Civil frivolous award motion shall be filed unless it includes a New Jersey Special Civil certification that the Special Civil plaintiff applicant or Special Civil defendant applicant served written notice and demand pursuant to R. 1:5-2 to the Special Civil attorney or the Special Civil pro se party who signed or filed the Special Civil paper objected to. The Special Civil certification shall have annexed a copy of that notice and demand, which shall (i) state that the Special Civil paper is believed to violate the provisions of the New Jersey frivolous court rule, (ii) set forth the basis for that belief with specificity, (iii) include a demand that the Special Civil paper be withdrawn, and (iv) give notice, except as otherwise provided herein, that an application for sanctions will be made within a reasonable time thereafter if the offending Special Civil paper is not withdrawn within 28 days of service of the written demand. If, however, the subject of the New Jersey Special Civil motion for sanctions is a New Jersey Special Civil motion whose return date precedes the expiration of the 28-day period, the demand shall give the Special Civil movant the option of either consenting to an adjournment of the return date or waiving the balance of the 28-day period then remaining. A Special Civil moving party who does not request an adjournment of the return date as provided herein shall be deemed to have elected the waiver. The Special Civil certification shall also certify that the Special Civil paper objected to has not been withdrawn or corrected within the appropriate time period provided herein following service of the Special Civil frivolous notice and demand. No motion shall be filed if the Special Civil paper objected to has been withdrawn or corrected within 28 days of service of the New Jersey Special Civil frivolous notice and demand or within such other time period as provided herein.

A New Jersey Special Civil plaintiff or New Jersey Special Civil defendant or public entity seeking an award under this section shall make application to the New Jersey Special Civil court which heard the matter. The New Jersey Special Civil motion shall be supported by a Special Civil affidavit stating in detail:
• The nature of the services rendered, the responsibility assumed, the results obtained, the amount of time spent by the Special Civil attorney, any particular novelty or difficulty, the time spent and services rendered by secretaries and staff, other factors pertinent in the evaluation of the services rendered, the amount of the allowance applied for, an itemization of the disbursements for which reimbursement is sought, and any other factors relevant in evaluating fees and costs; and

• How much has been paid to the Special Civil attorney and what provision, if any, has been made for the payment of these fees in the future.

NEW JERSEY FRIVOLOUS LITIGATION RULE
The Law Office of Paul DePetris does not guarantee that the statutes, rules, codes, files or forms on this website are the latest versions of the statutes, rules, codes, files or forms, that they lack typographical errors or that they have not been amended, repealed or superseded by other federal or state law. The New Jersey Statutes, United States Statutes, New Jersey Administrative Code and Federal Code in this database are not annotated. Accordingly, this database may include laws that: (1) never became operable due to unmet conditions; (2) expired; (3) were repealed or amended; (4) were declared void by a court of law; (5) or are otherwise invalid. Further, effective dates of the laws are not necessarily included in the database. Accordingly, you should not rely upon the laws contained in this database for any purpose and before taking any legal measures, you instead should read all applicable federal and state source law and case law and consult with an attorney for any changes in the laws.

1:4-8. Frivolous Litigation
 (a) Effect of Signing, Filing or Advocating a Paper. The signature of an attorney or pro se party constitutes a certificate that the signatory has read the pleading, written motion or other paper. By signing, filing or advocating a pleading, written motion, or other paper, an attorney or pro se party certifies that to the best of his or her knowledge, information, and belief, formed after an inquiry reasonable under the circumstances:
• (1) the paper is not being presented for any improper purpose, such as to harass or to cause unnecessary delay or needless increase in the cost of litigation;
• (2) the claims, defenses, and other legal contentions therein are warranted by existing law or by a non-frivolous argument for the extension, modification, or reversal of existing law or the establishment of new law;
• (3) the factual allegations have evidentiary support or, as to specifically identified allegations, they are either likely to have evidentiary support or they will be withdrawn or corrected if reasonable opportunity for further investigation or discovery indicates insufficient evidentiary support; and
• (4) the denials of factual allegations are warranted on the evidence or, as to specifically identified denials, they are reasonably based on a lack of information or belief or they will be withdrawn or corrected if a reasonable opportunity for further investigation or discovery indicates insufficient evidentiary support.
If the pleading, written motion or other paper is not signed or is signed with intent to defeat the purpose of this rule, it may be stricken and the action may proceed as though the document had not been served. Any adverse party may also seek sanctions in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (b) of this rule.
 (b) Motions for Sanctions.
• (1) Contents of Motion, Certification. An application for sanctions under this rule shall be by motion made separately from other applications and shall describe the specific conduct alleged to have violated this rule. No such motion shall be filed unless it includes a certification that the applicant served written notice and demand pursuant to R. 1:5-2 to the attorney or pro se party who signed or filed the paper objected to. The certification shall have annexed a copy of that notice and demand, which shall (i) state that the paper is believed to violate the provisions of this rule, (ii) set forth the basis for that belief with specificity, (iii) include a demand that the paper be withdrawn, and (iv) give notice, except as otherwise provided herein, that an application for sanctions will be made within a reasonable time thereafter if the offending paper is not withdrawn within 28 days of service of the written demand. If, however, the subject of the application for sanctions is a motion whose return date precedes the expiration of the 28-day period, the demand shall give the movant the option of either consenting to an adjournment of the return date or waiving the balance of the 28-day period then remaining. A movant who doesnot request an adjournment of the return date as provided herein shall be deemed to have elected the waiver. The certification shall also certify that the paper objected to has not been withdrawn or corrected within the appropriate time period provided herein following service of the written notice and demand.
No motion shall be filed if the paper objected to has been withdrawn or corrected within 28 days of service of the notice and demand or within such other time period as provided herein.
• (2) Time for Filing; Attorney's Fees. A motion for sanctions shall be filed with the court no later than 20 days following the entry of final judgment. If warranted, the court may award to the party prevailing on the motion the reasonable expenses and attorneys' fees incurred in presenting or opposing the motion. For purposes of this rule, the term "final judgment" shall include any order deciding a post-judgment motion whether or not that order is directly appealable.
• (3) Scope of Responsibility. Except in extraordinary circumstances, a law firm shall be jointly responsible for violations committed by its partners, shareholders, associates and employees.
 (c) Sanction on Court's Initiative. On its own initiative, the court may enter an order describing the specific conduct that appears to violate this rule and directing the attorney or pro se party to show cause why he or she has not violated the rule. The order to show cause shall issue before a voluntary dismissal or settlement of the claims made by or against the pro se party or the attorney who is the subject of the order to show cause.
 (d) Order for Sanctions. A sanction imposed for violation of paragraph (a) of this rule shall be limited to a sum sufficient to deter repetition of such conduct. The sanction may consist of (1) an order to pay a penalty into court, or (2) an order directing payment to the movant of some or all of the reasonable attorneys' fees and other expenses incurred as a direct result of the violation, or both. Among the factors to be considered by the court in imposing a sanction under (2) is the timeliness of the movant's filing of the motion therefor. In the order imposing sanctions, the court shall describe the conduct determined to be a violation of this rule and explain the basis for the sanction imposed.
 (e) Exceptions. This rule does not apply to disclosures and discovery requests, responses, objections, and discovery motions that are subject to the provisions of R. 4:23.
 (f) Applicability to Parties. To the extent practicable, the procedures prescribed by this rule shall apply to the assertion of costs and fees against a party other than a pro se party pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A:15-59.1.
Note: Source -- R.R. 4:11 (seventh through tenth sentences); amended July 13, 1994 to be effective September 1, 1994; amended June 28, 1996 to be effective September 1, 1996; paragraph (b)(2) amended July 12, 2002 to be effective September 3, 2002; paragraph (b)(2) amended and paragraph (g) deleted July 28, 2004 to be effective September 1, 2004.

NEW JERSEY FRIVOLOUS LITIGATION LAW
The Law Office of Paul DePetris does not guarantee that the statutes, rules, codes, files or forms on this website are the latest versions of the statutes, rules, codes, files or forms, that they lack typographical errors or that they have not been amended, repealed or superseded by other federal or state law. The New Jersey Statutes, United States Statutes, New Jersey Administrative Code and Federal Code in this database are not annotated. Accordingly, this database may include laws that: (1) never became operable due to unmet conditions; (2) expired; (3) were repealed or amended; (4) were declared void by a court of law; (5) or are otherwise invalid. Further, effective dates of the laws are not necessarily included in the database. Accordingly, you should not rely upon the laws contained in this database for any purpose and before taking any legal measures, you instead should read all applicable federal and state source law and case law and consult with an attorney for any changes in the laws.

2A:15-59.1. Frivolous causes of action
1. a. (1) A party who prevails in a civil action, either as plaintiff or defendant, against any other party may be awarded all reasonable litigation costs and reasonable attorney fees, if the judge finds at any time during the proceedings or upon judgment that a complaint, counterclaim, cross-claim or defense of the nonprevailing person was frivolous.

(2) When a public entity is required or authorized by law to provide for the defense of a present or former employee, the public entity may be awarded all reasonable litigation costs and reasonable attorney fees if the individual for whom the defense was provided is the prevailing party in a civil action, and if there is a judicial determination at any time during the proceedings or upon judgment that a complaint, counterclaim, cross-claim, or defense of the nonprevailing party was frivolous.

b. In order to find that a complaint, counterclaim, cross-claim or defense of the nonprevailing party was frivolous, the judge shall find on the basis of the pleadings, discovery, or the evidence presented that either:

(1) The complaint, counterclaim, cross-claim or defense was commenced, used or continued in bad faith, solely for the purpose of harassment, delay or malicious injury; or

(2) The nonprevailing party knew, or should have known, that the complaint, counterclaim, cross-claim or defense was without any reasonable basis in law or equity and could not be supported by a good faith argument for an extension, modification or reversal of existing law.

c. A party or public entity seeking an award under this section shall make application to the court which heard the matter. The application shall be supported by an affidavit stating in detail:

(1) The nature of the services rendered, the responsibility assumed, the results obtained, the amount of time spent by the attorney, any particular novelty or difficulty, the time spent and services rendered by secretaries and staff, other factors pertinent in the evaluation of the services rendered, the amount of the allowance applied for, an itemization of the disbursements for which reimbursement is sought, and any other factors relevant in evaluating fees and costs; and

(2) How much has been paid to the attorney and what provision, if any, has been made for the payment of these fees in the future.

L.1988,c.46,s.1; amended 1995,c.13.

WHY SHOULD SPECIAL CIVIL PRO SE PARTIES SEEK HELP FROM A SPECIAL CIVIL LAWYER?
Handling your Special Civil case wrong from the beginning may only cost you more money and time in the end!! Do it right the first time by seeking legal advice from a competent Special Civil lawyer!
Many Special Civil pro se parties make the mistake of not consulting a Special Civil lawyer before filing Special Civil papers only to later learn that the Special Civil pro se parties made serious mistakes that could cause them to lose their Special Civil case. New Jersey Special Civil employees cannot give you “free” legal advice and a Special Civil judge may refuse to let you claim that you were right in taking an action (or in deciding not to take action) because you relied on advice from such employees. Most New Jersey Special Civil employees are not trained attorneys and therefore, they may not know what advice to give you. Working at the Special Civil Court as a non-judge is not the same as practicing law. Let the Law Office of Paul DePetris help you with your Special Civil Case. Not all Special Civil Cases require you to pay expensive legal fees to get legal help. To receive a no cost phone consultation about what the Law Office of Paul DePetris might be able to do for you, call Mr. DePetris at 609-714-2020 or send an email to Mr. DePetris at paul@newjerseylemon.com.

CAN I RELY ON NEW JERSEY SMALL CLAIMS COURT PERSONNEL OR NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL COURT PERSONNEL FOR LEGAL ADVICE?
New Jersey Special Civil employees cannot give you “free” legal advice and a Special Civil judge may refuse to let you claim that you were right in taking an action (or in deciding not to take action) because you relied on advice from such employees. Most New Jersey Special Civil employees are not trained attorneys and therefore, they may not know what advice to give you. Working at the Special Civil Court as a non-judge is not the same as practicing law.

CAN I RELY ON NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART FORMS PROVIDED BY THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART COURT?
The New Jersey Special Civil Part usually provides certain types of Special Civil legal forms to the public and those forms are often very helpful. However, beware relying on New Jersey Special Civil Part forms provided by the New Jersey Special Civil Part court – the Special Civil forms are often deceptively simple, while Special Civil Part cases often are much more complex than they first appear to be. There is simply no substitute for a competent Special Civil attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey who has experience handling New Jersey Special Civil Part cases. Special Civil forms don’t talk and Special Civil forms and their directions rarely, if ever, cover every possible situation, set of facts or legal issue that may arise in a New Jersey Special Civil Part case. Each New Jersey Special Civil Part case has its own particular legal issues and therefore, its own challenges. If you can afford a competent New Jersey Special Civil trial attorney, it is best to have the Special Civil attorney prepare your New Jersey Special Civil Part paperwork for you.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR SPECIAL CIVIL CASE?
Handling your Special Civil case wrong from the beginning may only cost you more money and time in the end!! Do it right the first time by seeking legal advice from a competent Special Civil lawyer!
Let the Law Office of Paul DePetris help you with your Special Civil Case. Not all Special Civil Cases require you to pay expensive legal fees to get legal help. To receive a no cost phone consultation about what the Law Office of Paul DePetris might be able to do for you, call Mr. DePetris at 609-714-2020 or send an email to Mr. DePetris at paul@newjerseylemon.com.

CAN I HANDLE A NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL CASE MYSELF?
Many people can and do successfully handle New Jersey Special Civil cases, from filing the first paperwork to the collection of a New Jersey Special Civil judgment. However, many other people also make mistakes that lead to the dismissal of their New Jersey Special Civil cases or that result in the entry of a New Jersey Special Civil money judgment against them. The greater the money at stake, the greater the reason to consider using the services of a competent attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey to handle part or all of the New Jersey Special Civil case. The following are reasons to use a Special Civil lawyer to handle part or all of your New Jersey Special Civil case:
• New Jersey Special Civil fees often change
• New Jersey Special Civil rules often change
• New Jersey Special Civil employees cannot give you “free” legal advice and a Special Civil judge may refuse to let you claim that you were right in taking an action (or in deciding not to take action) because you relied on advice from such employees
• New Jersey Special Civil court forms available on websites may not cover every situation you may face in court
• each New Jersey Special Civil case has its own particular legal issues and therefore, its own challenges
• it is very common for people to file inadequate or incorrect New Jersey Special Civil complaints that result in the New Jersey Special Civil complaints or answers to New Jersey Special Civil complaints being rejected by the New Jersey Special Civil or being dismissed by the New Jersey Special Civil after filing and before or after trial because of procedural deficiencies.
• it is not uncommon for judges to get very frustrated by an unrepresented party’s lack of preparation or ignorance of the facts or law of the New Jersey Special Civil case.
• a Special Civil court has the power to punish unprepared parties, such as by throwing their New Jersey Special Civil case out of court or limiting what they can present at the New Jersey Special Civil trial.
• New Jersey has many published cases, laws, regulations, court rules and rules of evidence that can be very tricky to understand and that can be used to prevent you from doing much of what you want to do at the New Jersey Special Civil trial.
• it is very common for courts to refuse to allow a New Jersey Special Civil plaintiff or New Jersey Special Civil defendant to use or refer to documents or items at the New Jersey Special Civil trial that the person themselves never prepared. Often parties stumble into New Jersey Special Civil with a video, photograph, bill or affidavit or other form of written statement, thinking they are going to use it as proof that they lost money or that they are not responsible for someone else’s damages, only to have a Special Civil judge tell the parties that it is not going to even consider such items or documents.
• without the proper preparation, items and documents may never be considered by the New Jersey Special Civil. Also, if there are any legal issues to be dealt with at the New Jersey Special Civil trial, you must be prepared to argue them, which may require you to refer to court rules, evidence rules, laws, regulations or published cases.
• you cannot show up at the New Jersey Special Civil expecting the judge hearing your New Jersey Special Civil case to explain court rules, evidence rules, court procedure or the details of the law that applies to your New Jersey Special Civil case. The judge hearing your New Jersey Special Civil case is not permitted to give you legal advice.

It is important to remember that even if you have a Special Civil lawyer, you could lose your New Jersey Special Civil case. Hiring a Special Civil lawyer to handle part or all of your New Jersey Special Civil case does not guarantee your success. However, it may provide what is needed to win your New Jersey Special Civil case or to avoid certain mistakes.

DOES THE LAW OFFICE OF PAUL DEPETRIS HAVE EXPERIENCE HANDLING NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL CASES?
Yes. Paul DePetris has performed the following tasks:
• handled Special Civil Cases for plaintiffs and defendants across New Jersey, from Bergen County to Cumberland County, including representations of individuals, small businesses and large corporations.
• settled Special Civil Cases for plaintiffs and defendants across New Jersey.
• reviewed many New Jersey Special Civil settlement agreements.
• enforced many New Jersey Special Civil settlement agreements.
• provided New Jersey Special Civil pro se parties with New Jersey Special Civil legal advice and prepared New Jersey Special Civil legal forms
• prepared and filed many New Jersey Special Civil complaints
• tried New Jersey Special Civil jury trials
• mediated many Special Civil Cases
• argued New Jersey Special Civil motions
• handled New Jersey Special Civil proof hearings
• handled New Jersey Special Civil post judgment collection proceedings

Mr. DePetris has appeared before the Superior Court of New Jersey in the following counties:
Atlantic County Bergen County Burlington County Camden County
Cape May County Cumberland County Essex County Special Gloucester County
Hudson County Mercer County Middlesex County Monmouth County
Morris County Ocean County Passaic County Salem County
Somerset County Sussex County Union County Warren County

IN WHAT NEW JERSEY COUNTIES WILL THE LAW OFFICE OF PAUL DEPETRIS HANDLE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL CASES?
The Law Office of Paul DePetris offers to handle and help individuals and businesses with New Jersey Special Civil Claims cases in North, Central and Southern New Jersey, including cases in the following New Jersey counties:
Atlantic County Special Civil Bergen County Special Civil Burlington County Special Civil Camden County Special Civil
Cape May County Special Civil Cumberland County Special Civil Essex County Special Civil Gloucester County Special Civil
Hudson County Special Civil Hunterdon County Special Civil Mercer County Special Civil Middlesex County Special Civil
Monmouth County Special Civil Morris County Special Civil Ocean County Special Civil Passaic County Special Civil
Salem County Special Civil Somerset County Special Civil Sussex County Special Civil Union County Special Civil
Warren County Special Civil

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO HIRE A SPECIAL CIVIL LAWYER TO HANDLE MY NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL CASE FROM BEGINNING TO END?
In many situations, the Law Office of Paul DePetris offers alternatives to handling New Jersey Special Civil cases for an hourly fee, such as by offering to handle your New Jersey Special Civil case up to trial for a fixed fee or to help you handle your New Jersey Special Civil case by yourself. Such flexible methods may allow you to keep the amount legal fees you spend on your New Jersey Special Civil case to a fixed sum, while providing you the help you need to handle your New Jersey Special Civil case. For a no obligation phone consultation about what the Firm might be able to do for you, call Mr. DePetris at 609-714-2020 or send an email to Mr. DePetris at paul@newjerseylemon.com.


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