New Jersey

  • June 27, 2017

    Justices' Eye On Sports Betting May Spur U-Turn By Leagues

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will hear a case over a federal law that prohibits states from legalizing sports betting, a surprise decision that could send leagues running to Congress for a solution.

  • June 27, 2017

    Accused 9/11 Scammer Sues Barasch McGarry For $500K

    A settlement advance company, accused by authorities of scamming 9/11 first responders, has sued Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson in New Jersey state court over claims the firm refused to pay about $500,000 owed to the business from money awarded to a retired police officer for injuries related to the terrorist attacks.

  • June 27, 2017

    Ex-City Atty Accuses Newark Mayor, Brother Of Retaliation

    A former attorney for Newark, New Jersey, has accused the city, its mayor, his brother and other top officials of retaliating against him after he “snitched” to the mayor about his refusal to sign an allegedly bad development deal, according to a suit in Garden State federal court.

  • June 27, 2017

    NJ Atty Sued For Malpractice Over Lost $1M Realty Deposit

    A real estate company has sued its onetime attorney in New Jersey state court for allegedly failing to include financing and environmental review conditions into the contract for its planned purchase of an industrial building, leading to the loss of a $1 million deposit when the sale collapsed.

  • June 27, 2017

    Birth Control Patch Co. Shareholder Ends Stock-Drop Suit

    An investor who sought to lead a class action against contraception patch company Agile Therapeutics Inc. has dropped his securities fraud suit filed after the company's stock plummeted, according to an agreement filed in New Jersey federal court on Monday.

  • June 27, 2017

    Gorsuch And Thomas Becoming Fast Friends At High Court

    In Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas seems to have found a U.S. Supreme Court justice after his own heart. The court’s newest member and its most silent one cast identical votes in case after case this year, at times taking positions deemed more conservative than those of their fellow Republican appointees on the court.

  • June 27, 2017

    Weibo Misled On China Censorship Policies, Investor Says

    Weibo Corporation misled investors by telling them it had taken measures to comply with China’s censorship laws, ultimately leading to heavy losses when China banned political content from the social network, according to an investor's proposed class action filed in New Jersey federal court Tuesday.

  • June 27, 2017

    Venture Capitalist Gets 41 Months For $3M CrossFit Fraud

     A New Jersey federal judge sentenced a New York venture capitalist to 41 months in prison and ordered him to pay $3.1 million in restitution after he pled guilty to wire fraud for scheming investors in CrossFit businesses out of more $3 million, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

  • June 27, 2017

    Travelers Settles NJ Superfund Cleanup Coverage Dispute

    Travelers Indemnity Co. and a New Jersey chemical company have reached a settlement in a dispute over Travelers’ responsibility to cover the company for environmental cleanup at a Superfund site, according to a document filed Tuesday in New Jersey federal court.

  • June 27, 2017

    5 High Court Concurrences That Read Like Dissents

    “Concurring opinion” can feel like a misnomer when a justice departs from — or downright slams — the reasoning of the majority. Here are the opinions from the latest U.S. Supreme Court term in which the biggest divisions bore the label of agreement.

  • June 27, 2017

    The Sharpest Dissents From This Supreme Court Term

    While there were fewer dissents coming from the U.S. Supreme Court during its October 2016 term than in years past, justices still managed to come up with creative disses and blistering attacks when they were on the losing side. Here, Law360 highlights the term’s top dissents.

  • June 27, 2017

    Ex-Pipeline Co. CEO Sued For Racketeering Over Kickbacks

    A pipeline installation company serving the oil, gas and telecommunications industries has launched a racketeering lawsuit against its former CEO in New Jersey state court over an alleged scheme in which a subcontractor overbilled the business for its services to pay kickbacks to the onetime executive.

  • June 27, 2017

    BMS, Sanofi Escape Plavix FCA Suit Under Escobar Standard

    Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi have escaped a whistleblower False Claims Act suit accusing them of prompting Medicaid overbilling through deceptive marketing of the blood thinner Plavix, after a New Jersey federal judge ruled Tuesday that automatic payment requirements made any implied certifications regarding the drug’s effectiveness immaterial to payment.

  • June 27, 2017

    Same-Sex Tax Break Needs Marriage Or Civil Union: NJ Court

    Domestic partnerships are not enough for same-sex couples to claim estate tax exemptions in New Jersey, according to rulings that could go to the state’s high court on a question of marriage treatment and a gay couple’s belief that a “civil union” wouldn't cut it.

  • June 27, 2017

    A Look At New Jersey's Quarter-Century Sports Betting Saga

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to review the state of New Jersey’s case over allowing casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, keeping the hopes of the state and other sports betting proponents alive. Here, Law360 looks at New Jersey’s quarter-century-long dance with sports betting.

  • June 27, 2017

    Justices To Tackle Sports Betting Legalization In NJ Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court will address a federal law banning states from authorizing sports betting, on Tuesday choosing to hear a challenge brought by New Jersey over its latest attempt to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks — a surprise move that will have the U.S. sports and gambling industries on their toes. 

  • June 26, 2017

    Gov's Chief Counsel, 12 Others Advanced For NJ Judgeships

    New Jersey's Senate Judiciary Committee heaped praise Monday on Gregory L. Acquaviva, chief counsel to Gov. Chris Christie, in advancing his nomination for a state court judgeship, saying he brought a wealth of experience and would be able to handle complicated pieces of litigation.

  • June 26, 2017

    NJ Judge OKs $4M Deal Ending Investor Suit Over Travel Co.

    A New Jersey federal judge signed off Monday on a $4.1 million settlement ending a securities fraud class action brought against a Chinese online travel agency and its auditors, finding the investors behind the suit had secured a fair and reasonable deal that would avoid depleting the few assets they could realistically hope to recover.

  • June 26, 2017

    The Supreme Court Term By The Numbers

    Despite a contentious confirmation hearing for Justice Neil Gorsuch, the U.S. Supreme Court term itself was mellow this year, with more unanimous cases and fewer controversial decisions. Still, there were a handful of business rulings that packed a punch.

  • June 26, 2017

    The Firms That Won Big At The Supreme Court

    One firm went undefeated at the U.S. Supreme Court this term. Another built on last year’s winning streak. And some high court powerhouses took their lumps. Here, Law360 breaks down how the firms most frequently seen at oral arguments performed this term.

Expert Analysis

  • An Interview With Floyd Abrams

    Randy Maniloff

    It was a privilege to spend a half-hour on the phone with the nation's foremost First Amendment lawyer. Floyd Abrams and I discussed his career, his new book and what he sees in his free-speech crystal ball. And he was a very good sport when I asked if it is constitutionally protected to yell inside a movie theater: “Citizens United is a terrible decision and should be set on fire,” says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.

  • Bucking Tradition: NewLaw And The Coming Millennials

    Jill Dessalines

    Recent surveys show that law firms won't be able to rely on the flood of associates their business model demands as long as they require them to dedicate all day, most nights, every weekend and all holidays to firm business, says Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant GC at McKesson Corp.

  • Monthly Column

    Gray Matters: We Feel, We Decide

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    Despite legal education training and the focus on logic and reason by the courts, lawyers address emotional issues on a daily basis — albeit more indirectly. But a shift to consciously and strategically addressing emotions gives us a powerful tool to help our clients reach faster, better decisions, say dispute resolution experts Robert Creo and Selina Shultz.

  • TC Heartland Considerations For Hatch-Waxman Cases

    Mark Deming

    The U.S. Supreme Court's TC Heartland decision may be felt strongly in the Districts of New Jersey and Delaware, which are home to more than 75 percent of Hatch-Waxman cases. Brands and generics alike will be faced with important, strategic decisions that may reshape the landscape of Hatch-Waxman litigation in the years to come, says Mark Deming of Polsinelli PC.

  • Opinion

    Justice Kennedy's Moderating Influence On The High Court

    Nan Aron

    The guessing game around Justice Anthony Kennedy’s possible retirement is reaching a crescendo. Yet the speculation does more than fuel bookmakers’ odds. It draws attention to his pivotal role as the court’s swing vote, says Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice.

  • Weekly Column

    Innovating For Wise Juries: Juror-Posed Questions

    Roy Futterman

    One way to combat juror confusion and boredom is to allow jurors to ask witnesses questions. No federal evidentiary or court rule prohibits it, and every federal circuit court to address the practice has held it permissible, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.

  • How Science Days Are Changing Talc Litigation

    David Schwartz

    Tutorials in the form of “science days” are an increasingly common way for judges to learn more about the science behind litigation over medical and consumer products and chemical exposures. The science day held recently by a California state court judge overseeing talcum powder litigation provides valuable insights into the process, say David Schwartz of Innovative Science Solutions LLC and attorney Nathan Schachtman.

  • Tips For Complying With ABA’s New Encryption Guidance

    Nick Holda

    Last month, the American Bar Association published revised guidance regarding an attorney’s duty to protect sensitive client material in light of recent high-profile hacks. The first step in compliance is understanding how your data is being stored and accessed. There are three key questions you should ask your firm’s information technology staff and/or external solution vendors, says Nick Holda of PreVeil.

  • Weekly Column

    Innovating For Wise Juries: Preliminary Instructions

    Richard Lorren Jolly

    One of the easiest ways to improve civil jury trials is to give juries substantive instructions on the law at the beginning of the trial rather than at its conclusion. It is also one of the most popular proposals we are recommending, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.

  • Due Diligence From The Lateral Partner’s Perspective

    Howard Flack

    Lateral candidates looking to make the last — or perhaps only — move of their career cannot afford to just stand by and let a law firm’s vetting process unfold on its own, says Howard Flack, a partner at Volta Talent Strategies who previously led lateral partner recruiting and integration at Hogan Lovells.