Author: Jeff Schervone

Is 5G Safe and Secure? Deployment Takes Hits, But Rolls On

September 10, 2019; by Jeff Schervone The race for 5G is a National Priority. Fast 5G is the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) plan for rapid deployment of infrastructure for superfast, next-generation broadband wireless. The backbone of the deployment involves widespread placement small wireless facility (SWF) nodes onto utility poles and other structures located in local … Continue reading Is 5G Safe and Secure? Deployment Takes Hits, But Rolls On

5G Deployment Advances, Takes Shape in the Field

May 21, 2019, by Jeff Schervone 5G wireless broadband deployment continues to advance into local communities across the United States. Deemed a national priority, 5G expected to usher in newfound innovation and economic development on an unprecedented scale. The infrastructure deployment itself is taking shape resulting in a boon to providers and a bane to … Continue reading 5G Deployment Advances, Takes Shape in the Field

5G Deployment Accelerates: Reports from the Field

February 26, 2019, by Jeff Schervone 5G broadband deployment is accelerating with a boost from the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC"). Status of 5G Deployment 5G deployment is dense, meaning small cell wireless facilities are attached to utility poles in local Rights-of-Way (ROW).  In one example from Palo Alto, CA, a proposed AT&T small cell cluster … Continue reading 5G Deployment Accelerates: Reports from the Field

5G Wars: Rapid Deployment v. Supply Chain Security

January 11, 2019, By Jeff Schervone The FCC's 5G small cell deployment order is set to go into effect on January 14, 2019. In September 2018, the FCC issued its Declaratory Ruling and Third Report & Order, Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment (the “September Order”).  Facing a wave of right-of-way … Continue reading 5G Wars: Rapid Deployment v. Supply Chain Security

The 5G Wars, Begun They Have

January 3, 2019; by Jeff Schervone Municipalities across the United States are suing the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") to stay, or at least slow down, the rollout of 5G small cell deployment onto utility poles in local communities.  In September 2018, the FCC issued its Declaratory Ruling and Third Report & Order, Accelerating Wireless Broadband … Continue reading The 5G Wars, Begun They Have

New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law is Live

November 6, 2018, by Jeff Schervone New Jersey's Earned Sick Leave Law went into effect on October 29, 2018, and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development ("LWD") launched a website with information for employers and employees. Under the new law, most employers must provide their employees with earned sick leave. "For every 30 hours worked, … Continue reading New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law is Live

Court Clarifies Pre-Suit Discovery Under New Jersey Court Rule 4:11-1 is Limited to Preservation of Evidence

By Jeff Schervone, October 23, 2018 In Liberty Mutual v. Borgata Hotel, the Atlantic County trial court clarified that the scope of a pre-suit petition for discovery is limited to the potential party’s ability to demonstrate that testimony or evidence would be lost or destroyed prior to the commencement of a lawsuit. In this case, … Continue reading Court Clarifies Pre-Suit Discovery Under New Jersey Court Rule 4:11-1 is Limited to Preservation of Evidence

ICYMI: Amendments to New Jersey Court Rules for Complex Business Litigation Mirror Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

By Jeff Schervone, August 16, 2018 The latest Amendments to the New Jersey Court Rules effective September 1, 2018 carve out new procedural rules for the "Complex Business Litigation Program" (CBLP) which mirror much of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. As described in the Rule Amendment package: The CBLP was designed to streamline and … Continue reading ICYMI: Amendments to New Jersey Court Rules for Complex Business Litigation Mirror Federal Rules of Civil Procedure