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A New Jersey federal court on Friday tossed a putative class action against a debt collector over allegedly improper letters dealing with unpaid E-ZPass tolls and associated penalties, saying such obligations do not constitute a “debt” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Counsel for a Stryker Corp. unit suing DJO Global Inc. and several of its employees over claims DJO illegally poached Stryker staff clashed Friday with a New Jersey federal judge over whether forum selection clauses in certain noncompete agreements meant New Jersey is the right home for the case.
The former attorney of a one-time incarcerated star of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” on Friday tried again to put the brakes on her state court malpractice action, urging a federal judge to stay a bankruptcy judge’s order allowing the case to proceed while he appeals that ruling.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has reprimanded an attorney for failing to help a client embroiled in an out-of-state lawsuit retain local counsel in time to avoid a default judgment, according to an order and ethics decision made public Friday.
The New Jersey Appellate Division on Friday revived a lawsuit against employment law firm Smith Mullin PC by four former clients who had sued New Jersey Transit, ruling that the trial court judge who found the plaintiffs’ responses to discovery requirements inadequate hadn't actually reviewed them.