By Karen Mason | Published November 4, 2013 | |
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Firm Director Edwin W. Schmierer, Esq. will be the featured speaker at the Princeton Bar Association meeting on November 19, 2013. Mr. Schmierer will discuss the consolidation of Princeton Borough and Princeton Township into the new municipality of Princeton. Mr. Schmierer currently serves as the attorney for Princeton. He will review the requirements of the Read MoreRead More
Firm Directors Trishka Waterbury Cecil and Kristina Hadinger are presenting programs at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities conference this month. Ms. Cecil will be speaking on “Current Legal Issues that Elected and Appointed Officials Need to Know”. Ms. Hadinger is serving on a panel that will be discussing “OPRA and Right to Know: Read MoreRead More
On September 26, 2013, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision on the validity of the COAH (Council on Affordable Housing) Third Round Rules. The key issue was whether or not the new proposed “growth share” approach to defining a municipal affordable housing obligation was constitutional. In a 3-2 decision, the Court Read MoreRead More
Mason, Griffin & Pierson is a sponsor of the November 3rd Princeton Half Marathon to benefit HiTOPS. Located in Princeton, HiTOPS is a nonprofit health education and clinical care center for youth ages thirteen to twenty-six. For more information go to https://hitops.org/Read More
Edwin W. Schmierer, Esq., a firm Director, will be an instructor for the New Jersey Planning Official’s Planning and Zoning Board members training session in Somerset County on October 3, 2020. Mr. Schmierer chairs the firm’s Government Practice Group and represents a number of land use boards including the Lawrence Township Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Borough of Pennington Joint Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment and the West Windsor Zoning Board of Adjustment. The New Jersey Planning Officials can be reached at [email protected] for any land use board member interested in attending the training session.
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In a recent decision (Justin Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc.), the New Jersey Supreme Court determined that an employee who is fired for using medical marijuana outside the workplace may bring a claim for disability discrimination under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. Mason, Griffin & Pierson Attorney, Elizabeth Zuckerman, who argued the cause for Amicus Curiae National Employment Lawyers Association of New Jersey, stated the "decision is a win for employees who test positive for marijuana due to their lawful use of medical marijuana outside the workplace."
Jeanne-Marie Scollo has become an Associate with Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. She earned her J.D from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. She is a member of the firm's Local Government Law and Litigation Practice Groups. Ms. Scollo brings over nine years of previous legal experience to the firm. She served as Deputy County Counsel for Middlesex County from 2014 to 2019 and was previously a solo practitioner in New Brunswick. Ms. Scollo is admitted in New Jersey and New York and is a member of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, Mercer County, Middlesex County, and New Jersey State Bar Associations.