The New Jersey Supreme Court has slapped an Atlantic County official with a two-month suspension from judicial activities for his role in a political fundraiser and a second drunk driving conviction, according to an order posted Thursday.
A ruling that New Jersey doesn't violate federal law by requiring risk retention groups to provide pedestrian injury coverage as part of its no-fault motor vehicle insurance requirements will stand, with the state Supreme Court refusing Friday to disrupt a lower court's July decision.
New Jersey's high court won't disturb a published appellate decision that the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act preempts the state law claims of a hospital seeking the full price for medical services from a benefit plan that failed to timely pay discounted fees, according to a Friday order.
Mandalay Corp. again urged a New Jersey federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an elderly man who claims the Las Vegas casino operator’s lack of security enabled two men to assault and mug him, arguing Friday that the case is outside New Jersey’s jurisdiction.
A Third Circuit panel on Friday declined to compel arbitration between Nortel Networks Corp. units and their creditors in a battle over the defunct Canadian telecom company’s $7.5 billion in liquidation proceeds, ruling the contract at the heart of the dispute did not require arbitration.
The New Jersey Tax Court said Friday that BASF Corp., the owner of a partially contaminated property, could deduct its remediation cost from the entire parcel's property tax bill, rejecting a local town's argument that deductions only apply to the polluted portions of the land.
A New Jersey lawmaker introduced legislation Thursday that would expand the reach of the state’s newly legalized Internet gambling industry by authorizing the state’s gaming regulator to issue licenses to companies that operate e-casinos for foreign gamblers.
A former New Jersey fire commissioner was hit with an embezzlement suit in state superior court last week that accuses him of stealing $700,000 in taxpayer funds by allegedly using transactions that went undetected due to the negligence of TD Bank NA and Bank of America Corp.
A married couple sued Bank of America NA and Nationstar Mortgage on Tuesday in New Jersey federal court, accusing them of unfair and deceptive business practices that forced the couple into default and damaged their credit scores.
A New Jersey judge on Wednesday trimmed the lawsuit of a Continental Airlines Inc. flight attendant who contends supervisors harassed him over his hairstyle because he is openly gay but preserved his state law discrimination claim.
A New Jersey title company was hit with a putative class action suit in state Superior Court last month, alleging the firm and its owner charged real estate buyers excessive fees during the closing process.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey gave the green light for an “ambitious” $105 million program to upgrade the aging road network used to access New Jersey marine terminals to relieve traffic congestion in an effort to make the terminals attractive to shippers, according to a Wednesday statement.
A New Jersey state judge on Thursday ruled for an anonymous online poster and temporarily halted a school board's subpoena to Google Inc. seeking that person's identity as it probes the unauthorized disclosure of student tests.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of Turner Construction Co. against a plumbing company that the insurer blames for water damage at a New Jersey medical office building that led to costly repairs and will likely cause substantial business interruption losses.
A New Jersey Senate panel on Thursday advanced legislation that calls for a harder look at generation capacity and infrastructure as part of the state's overarching energy plan.
The long-delayed $3.7 billion entertainment complex in New Jersey known as American Dream Meadowlands inched closer to reality Tuesday night, when a county authority approved several major financial pieces of the plan, including the issuance of up to $550 million in bonds.
The New Jersey federal judge overseeing multidistrict overtime litigation against Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC tossed all but one of the claims that the company took illegal deductions from financial advisers' wages, ruling Wednesday that the claims weren't adequately alleged.
The Third Circuit refused Wednesday to hear a petition by First Data Corp. customers who claim they were overcharged for installing ATMs in their stores, saying in a precedential ruling that a mistake by class counsel that led to the document's late filing does not constitute excusable neglect.
A New Jersey lawmaker announced legislation on Wednesday that he said would help combat financial abuses against nursing home patients, by exposing such facilities to new state auditing requirements.
North Sound Capital LLC and two other institutional funds have sued Merck & Co. Inc. and its subsidiary for allegedly misrepresenting a crucial clinical study for its anti-cholesterol agents Zetia and Vytorin, according to court documents made public in New Jersey federal court on Wednesday.
State attorneys general gave online privacy protection increasing attention in 2013. There was mounting pressure from attorneys general to expand privacy protections, a rising number of enforcement actions and increased coordination among states, says Jason Crawford, a federal law clerk.
The Third Circuit’s holding in Agostini v. Piper Aircraft Corp. reinforces conventional wisdom that the time to fight most motions to remand is in the opposition to the motion itself, not in a likely-to-be barred appeal, says Paige Forster of Reed Smith LLP.
In Rowland v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., three Pennsylvania plaintiffs — merely because they were rousted to multidistrict litigation — received the advantage of the different choice-of-law rules for states to which they had no connection, rather than being bound by the choice-of-law rules of their actual domiciliary state. Where, as in Rowland, the plaintiff is a pure litigation tourist, this is an absurd result, says James Beck of Reed Smith LLP.
There are several unique defenses, depending on the state, available to defendant pharmaceutical companies which arise from the discord between consumer protection statutes and prescription drugs, say Yvonne McKenzie and Gabriel Vidoni at Pepper Hamilton LLP.
What is the thinking as to whether leaky air conditioner cases warrant multidistrict litigation treatment? On Dec. 5, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation heads to Vegas to find out. This will bring a temperature shift in more ways than one from the September hearing, where the panel considered a potential MDL proceeding arising from allegedly defective clothes dryers, says Alan Rothman of Kaye Scholer LLP.
In light of the Third Circuit’s recent ruling in In re KB Toys, both buyers and sellers of bankruptcy claims should investigate a creditor’s preference exposure by seeking information from the creditor and by reviewing a debtor’s statement of financial affairs, say attorneys with Haynes and Boone LLP.
Five years ago, the Federal Trade Commission waded into the debate regarding the competition issues posed by “follow-on biologics.” Some three years after Congress provided a pathway for approval of such products, no follow-on biologic has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Now the FTC is revisiting the issue — particularly state restrictions, say attorneys with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Hedden v. Kean University provides corporate counsel with some solace that an organization’s privilege in its communications with inside or outside counsel cannot be waived by employees not charged with management. However, an organization is well advised to establish guidelines as to how and under what circumstances employees interact directly with counsel, say Donald Taylor and James Tonrey Jr. of Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer.
Although only a trial court-level opinion, Gambrell v. Hess Corp. now offers litigants in New Jersey state court unambiguous direction on whether offers of judgment have any place in class action proceedings, say Paul Halasz and Matthew Stuart Miller of Day Pitney LLP.
In light of "unlawful exactions imposed by municipality on developers" in regards to off-tract improvement contributions, developers are once again warned not to undertake negotiations with planning boards or governing bodies unless those contributions are specifically linked to improvements, says Henry Kent-Smith of Fox Rothschild LLP.