By Jeannie O'Sullivan (January 3, 2022, 12:03 PM EST) -- The COVID-19 pandemic that swept the world and its courts in 2020 continued to drive New Jersey litigation throughout 2021, filling up dockets with coronavirus-related complaints that included challenges to Garden State employee-testing mandates and public college vaccination requirements.
The bankruptcy court also heated up with two notable matters driven by massive tort litigation: a Johnson & Johnson unit and a Roman Catholic diocese each filed Chapter 11 petitions amid a barrage of lawsuits by cancer patients and clergy abuse accusers, respectively.
Employment law was another active sector as an increasing number of wage earners fought their alleged misclassification as independent contractors....
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