October 2019

May 2019

Pensioners Find New Legal Strategy After Archdiocese Plan Goes Bust

2019-05-10T10:57:44-04:00May 10th, 2019|Civil Litigation, ERISA, JMS in the News, News|

CHARLES TOUTANT / NEW JERSEY LAW JOURNAL - The Archdiocese of Newark has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of short-changing a hospital pension plan by $2.7 million. The suit was filed Tuesday in Superior Court of New Jersey in Essex County on behalf of a class of retirees from Archdiocese-run hospitals whose pension checks [...]

September 2018

Jardim, Meisner & Susser, P.C. Fends Off Attempt to Overturn Primary Candidate’s Election Win

2018-09-25T12:20:33-04:00September 25th, 2018|Election Law, JMS in the News, News|

Winning an election is tough enough, but when your victory is by a slim margin, expect even more challenges. In Dover’s Democratic Primary for the Fourth Ward Board of Alderman, challenger Carlos Valencia beat incumbent Ronald Camacho by 12 votes (following a recount of machine, vote-by-mail, and provisional ballots). Alderman Camacho claimed that the win [...]

October 2017

Jardim, Meisner & Susser named one of the ‘Fastest Growing Law Firms’ in the U.S.

2017-10-04T12:25:07-04:00October 4th, 2017|JMS in the News, News|

Law Firm 500 has named Jardim, Meisner & Susser, P.C., one of the Fastest Growing Law Firms in the United States. The Law Firm 500 Award recognizes firms that have achieved significant growth in revenues. Jardim, Meisner & Susser was selected as number 148 from among over 10,000 nominations nationwide, with a growth rate [...]

August 2017

A Real Dirtbag: Owning a Piece of History – and Owning Up to Potential Legal Issues (No. 4)

2017-08-07T14:13:43-04:00August 7th, 2017|Civil Litigation, News|

Don't you just hate dirtbags? Well, here is a story (and court case) about one that you just might like. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center ("KCSC") is a space museum that houses a great space artifact collection, many on loan from NASA. In 2002, the KCSC president/CEO left, after taking a significant number of [...]

November 2016

JMS Wins $260,000 in Case Against Broker

2017-02-24T16:31:48-05:00November 27th, 2016|Business Law, JMS in the News, News|

Attorneys Rich Meisner and Thomas Jardim of Jardim, Meisner & Susser, P.C., won a $260,000 award for the Jeffrey Matthews Financial Group in an action against former employee Donald Lee Watson, Jr., who allegedly misrepresented his earnings for a previous employer. The FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution granted the award. Mr. Watson received a [...]

September 2015


2015-09-11T11:28:59-04:00September 11th, 2015|News|

Court Finds Dodd-Frank Protections for Whistleblowers Who Report Internally On September 10, 2015, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that an ex-employee can seek Dodd-Frank retaliation remedies after reporting alleged wrongdoing internally before being terminated, rather than only in instances where the report is made to the Securities and Exchange Commission before termination.. The U.S. Court of [...]

July 2015

Don’t Block the Box … or Rather, Get Rid of the Box Entirely

2017-01-02T17:00:51-05:00July 2nd, 2015|Employment Law, JMS Employment Guidance, News|

By Tom Jardim On March 1, 2015, New Jersey's "Opportunity to Compete Act"  went into effect.  This law, signed by Governor Chris Christie on August 11, 2014, prohibits companies with 15 or more employees from obtaining information from job applicants about their criminal records. As of this writing, 17 states and over 100 cities and [...]

June 2015

JMS named Regal Bank’s Business of the Month

2017-01-02T17:00:52-05:00June 1st, 2015|News|

WEST ESSEX TRIBUNE - Tenacity, resourcefulness and determination are essential traits for any successful legal practice. At the law firm of Jardim, Meisner & Susser, P.C., those characteristics have been evident from the company's start. It was October 2012 when co-founders Tom Jardim, Rich Meisner and Bennet Susser decided to launch their own law firm [...]

April 2015

Pro Bono Spotlight: Brian Rader

2017-01-02T17:00:52-05:00April 3rd, 2015|News|

Congratulations to Brian Rader, who took on a cause pro bono and remedied a wrong. Our client, an adult with Down’s Syndrome, was denied access to a public accommodation without “responsible adult supervision.” The establishment’s personnel failed to undertake the required individual assessment, including inquiring into the nature of the disability, and denied access solely [...]