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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has deemed an application for a permit for the $1 billion PennEast natural gas pipeline project, which would run from Pennsylvania to central New Jersey, "administratively incomplete," according to a letter the DEP sent to the pipeline company on Wednesday.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took aim at Horizon Healthcare’s Medicaid arm Thursday in proposing legislation that would authorize the state to probe insurers’ potential breaches of obligation to subscribers, citing the “millions” the taxpayer-supported charity’s executives collect in compensation while others struggle to afford health care.
A New Jersey appeals court on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations claims in a lawsuit alleging a network of investment professionals forced an insurer’s financial ruin, finding that New York law, which doesn’t allow private civil RICO claims, applied because the alleged wrongdoing was concentrated in the Empire State.
A New Jersey federal judge had biting words for a financial firm in refusing to toss Atlantic City’s suit claiming it mishandled city funds intended for small business loans and assisting residents with mortgages, blasting the company for a “deficient” motion that cited little evidence.
A New Jersey federal judge in a $3.3 million Superstorm Sandy insurance suit has punted a decision on whether Lexington Insurance Co. had a fiduciary duty to homeowners affected by the storm, saying the decision will hinge on the outcome of the contractual issues.