A New Jersey tax judge has axed the beachside city of Wildwood's retroactive assessment of a $177,500 tax increase on a 1960s-era “doo-wop” motel, saying the city failed to present a convincing argument in support of its claim that new development had increased the value of the motel.
A Florida man has been sentenced to nearly four and a half years in prison for bilking $1.5 million from a New Jersey financing company using a phony billing scheme, acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced Monday.
A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday revived portions of a would-be class action against Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC over alleged battery failures in Land Rover LR2 vehicles, ruling that internal documents from the company regarding consumer complaints formed enough of a basis to refile the suit.
Contractors who were sued over shoddy work on a New Jersey condominium building told the state Supreme Court Monday that the six-year statute of limitations for construction defect litigation begins running when the project concludes, not when plaintiffs claim they learn about the damage.
A New Jersey federal judge on Monday shot down Nike Inc.’s attempt to have the trust of a deceased inventor, which claimed Nike infringed a golf club patent, pay Nike’s fees after winning the lawsuit, finding that the suit was “frivolous” but that it had not been brought in bad faith.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. and PDL BioPharma Inc. have called a truce in a patent infringement dispute over Merck’s cancer drug Keytruda, as the companies announced Monday that Merck will pay $19.5 million to license related patent rights and dismiss the case.
The Third Circuit on Monday declined to reconsider its decision to revive claims in multidistrict litigation against Merck over an alleged failure to warn patients about the risk of irregular hip fractures caused by its osteoporosis drug Fosamax.
EpiPen maker Mylan improperly preserved its monopoly on epinephrine auto-injectors by offering big rebates to insurers that refused to cover a competing product, Sanofi-Aventis charged in a complaint filed Monday in New Jersey federal court.
A New Jersey federal judge on Monday permanently blocked Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Inc. from moving forward with a generic version of Shire LLC’s attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medication Adderall XR before the patents expire, pursuant to a settlement between the drugmakers.
Former NHL “enforcer” Mike Peluso hit the New Jersey Devils, St. Louis Blues and an insurance company with a lawsuit in Minnesota federal court alleging a "newly discovered" medical report shows the teams knew the risks of further head injuries but continued to encourage him to play and engage in fights.
Environmental advocates Monday kept pressing the Third Circuit to speed up their challenge to a Clean Water Act permit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued for a Kinder Morgan unit's pipeline project, arguing the court can still decide the matter before the pipe is buried.
Uber should not be allowed to dodge a suit from a New Jersey man alleging the ride-hailing giant is liable for hiring a driver who assaulted him over a ride dispute and left him “for dead,” his attorneys told a Pennsylvania federal court Friday.
The Third Circuit on Monday rejected efforts by incarcerated former NBA player C. Tate George to revive his suit against the East Orange, New Jersey, housing agency over failed development plans, finding George was too late bringing his claims that the agency concealed a lien on the property at issue.
Spiro Harrison announced Monday that it will establish an office in Red Bank, New Jersey, bringing the firm, which focuses on general litigation and general counsel services for medium-sized companies, closer to clients in the real estate, health care and financial services sectors in Monmouth County.
A New Jersey appeals court on Monday undercut a win for a nonprofit organization in its suit against Jersey City over the management of a historic theater, saying a lower court was too quick to reject arguments that the group violated its lease with the city.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal of a Third Circuit decision upholding the 84-month prison term handed to a Florida businessman convicted in a $136 million scheme to secure highway construction contracts meant for small, minority-owned businesses.
A New Jersey appeals panel affirmed on Monday a lower court’s ruling that a consumer must arbitrate her putative class action against Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. for allegedly misstating consumers' Lemon Law rights in warranty notices, finding she agreed to arbitrate her dispute when she signed a lease agreement.
The Third Circuit ruled Friday that a common exclusion found in a Travelers policy bars coverage for claims arising out of asbestos in any form, limiting insurers' potential exposure to asbestos injury claims by precluding policyholders from arguing that the exclusionary language is ambiguous and doesn't extend to products containing the carcinogen.
Chemicals producers were slapped Friday with an antitrust suit in New Jersey federal court by water utilities in seven states over an alleged price-fixing and bid-rigging scheme involving a water treatment chemical, adding to the wide-ranging litigation over the purported conspiracy.
In this week’s Taxation With Representation, Skadden guides a $6.1 billion deal in the health industry, Cravath heads two transactions each worth $600 million or more, and Simpson Thacher helps PetSmart purchase online pet food retailer Chewy.
Allowing attorneys to telecommute may seem like a great fix for law firms. But without significant changes to the firm's culture, telecommuting is just a patch applied to the problem of attrition, says Michael Moradzadeh, founding partner of Rimon PC.
For purposes of general jurisdiction, multinational or multistate companies must consider the litigation attributes of the state where they choose to incorporate, or locate their principal place of business, as well as where they locate relatively large portions of their operations. Personal jurisdiction issues in each state should be assessed as part of sound risk management, says Daniel Jaffe of Husch Blackwell LLP.
Effective visuals require effective design. In her new book, "Images with Impact: Design and Use of Winning Trial Visuals," published by the American Bar Association, trial lawyer and Jones Day partner Kerri Ruttenberg discusses how to design and use visuals to help viewers understand, believe and remember the messages being conveyed.
General counsel at four law firms share the biggest issues they face in an increasingly complex legal environment.
There is no question that America’s sharing economy is growing and showing no signs of slowing down. However, if the Trump administration continues its hands-off approach to worker misclassification issues, and court decisions create as much confusion as clarity, we may be forced to look to state legislatures to take control, says Amy Strauss of Fisher Phillips.
A 1979 study of attorney-client interactions revealed startling information: Despite years of education and training to hone their legal expertise, attorneys were not acting as independent counselors but rather allowing their clients to control them. Our experience is that this trend has accelerated, say dispute resolution experts Robert Creo and Selina Shultz.
Lone Pine orders require plaintiffs to provide some prima facie evidence to support causation or other claims based on expert opinion. Such orders do not require plaintiffs to prove their case — only to demonstrate that they have one. Some examples from recent litigation illustrate how Lone Pine orders can benefit both sides, says Alan Hoffman of Husch Blackwell LLP.
The threat that abortion will become illegal again by overturning Roe v. Wade has been a blockbuster campaign slogan in presidential elections for the last 40 years. Like most campaign rhetoric, this threat is not based in reality, says Donald Scarinci, managing partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC.
Theoretically, both better data and its better use should be able to improve results in litigation, and thus help litigation financiers allocate more capital to meritorious matters. However, while big data and artificial intelligence are intriguing additions to the litigation toolkit, they are far from turning litigation finance on its head, says Christopher Bogart, CEO of Burford Capital LLC.
It's no longer enough for law firms simply to provide expert legal advice — we are expected to mirror clients' legal, ethics and social commitments and promises. For law firm GCs, the resulting job demands seem to grow exponentially, says Peter Engstrom, general counsel of Baker McKenzie.