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New Jersey

  • January 18, 2019

    NJ Governor's Atty Blasted For Withholding Rape Claims

    The chief counsel to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy faced sharp criticism from state legislators Friday about his choice not to inform the governor about rape allegations against a then-staffer for months before media inquiries about the alleged assault, as lawmakers challenged whether a state policy required keeping Murphy in the dark.

  • January 18, 2019

    Atlantic City's Winning Streak Will Be Tough To Sustain

    Atlantic City's fiscal recovery may be fueled by sports betting fever and trendy hotspots along the New Jersey boardwalk, but the resort town's government and business leaders must overcome entrenched patterns of corruption and bad economic decisions in order to sustain this newfound prosperity, experts say.

  • January 18, 2019

    Red Bull Moves To Halt NJ Gas Station's Foreign Drink Sales

    The makers of Red Bull energy drink on Friday slapped a New Jersey Lukoil gas station with a trademark infringement suit accusing it of selling a version of the drink that’s only authorized for sale outside of the U.S. and thus subject to different quality-control standards.

  • January 18, 2019

    3rd. Circ. Sinks Appeal Over Cruise Ship Border Port Search

    The Third Circuit on Friday rejected Fourth Amendment and tort challenges to searches of three cruise ship passengers that took place two days after the court issued a 2008 precedential finding — involving the same vessel — that onboard searches at U.S. borders require “reasonable suspicion.”

  • January 18, 2019

    Pa. Judge Urged To Make J&J CEO Testify In Risperdal Trial

    A Pennsylvania state judge is weighing whether the CEO of Johnson & Johnson should be forced to take the stand at an upcoming trial over claims that labeling for the antipsychotic medication Risperdal failed to adequately warn about the risk of abnormal breast growth in adolescent boys.

  • January 18, 2019

    Milbank Aids Tricky $325M Buy, 2018's Top NJ Office Deal

    A Garrison Investment Group LP venture recently bought most of the Gateway Center in Newark, New Jersey, for $325 million, and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP helped the private equity shop navigate a series of condo association, loan default and timing issues in sealing 2018's largest New Jersey office deal.

  • January 18, 2019

    Faulty Notice Sinks NJ Couple’s Heart Attack Suit

    A New Jersey appeals court declined Thursday to revive medical malpractice claims against a Rowan University-employed surgeon, saying the couple suing failed to provide proper notice of who was in their crosshairs.

  • January 17, 2019

    NJ Atty Ducks Malpractice Suit Over Real Estate Proceeds

    A New Jersey state appeals court on Thursday refused to revive a malpractice action against an attorney over claims he mishandled proceeds from a real estate sale that were meant to pay off a mortgage, rejecting the buyer’s argument that a trial court improperly instructed jurors who ultimately sided with the lawyer.

  • January 17, 2019

    NJ Gov., Lawmakers Unveil $15 Minimum Wage Bill

    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the state’s Democratic legislative leaders have finalized a proposal establishing a $15-an-hour minimum wage for most of the workforce by 2024, unveiling a new version of the bill Thursday that accelerates the extended phase-in time for small and seasonal businesses.

  • January 17, 2019

    Construction Cos. Not Liable For Fatal Crash, NJ Court Says

    A New Jersey appeals court on Thursday said it would not revive a lawsuit seeking to hold a pair of construction-related firms liable for a fatal traffic collision, saying it is clear the companies should not face consequences for the actions of the driver.

  • January 17, 2019

    Liberty's Win In Crash Suit Was Legit, NJ Panel Says

    A New Jersey appeals court ruled Thursday that there is no reason to disturb a jury’s verdict that Liberty Insurance Corp. is not liable to a customer who claimed he had ongoing injuries from a crash with an underinsured motorist.

  • January 17, 2019

    NJ Docs Not Bound By Two-Year Bar In Workers' Comp Cases

    Medical providers in New Jersey are not bound by the two-year statute of limitations covering employees in workers' compensation cases but instead have six years to bring their related claims, a state appeals court said Thursday, addressing a legislative amendment that gave the Division of Workers' Compensation jurisdiction over those claims.

  • January 17, 2019

    Insulin Patients Impacted By Drug-Pricing Scheme, Court Told

    A class of diabetes patients alleging the three top insulin manufacturers colluded to drive up medicine prices for the uninsured and underinsured told a New Jersey federal judge Thursday they have standing to file a racketeering claim because they're the only ones in the supply chain injured by the practice.

  • January 16, 2019

    SEC's Response To Breach Scare Clarifies Wider Approach

    The 43-page complaint the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed Tuesday detailing an alleged scheme to illegally access its electronic filing system for profit underscores the agency's commitment to cybersecurity while lending some context to its relatively forgiving approach, attorneys say.

  • January 16, 2019

    NJ Atty Seeks Revival Of Homeopathic Flu Remedy Fraud Suit

    Members of a New Jersey state appellate panel offered divergent views Wednesday on whether a lawyer had presented enough evidence to back up his class claims that homeopathic medicine from King Bio Inc. is falsely marketed as a treatment for the flu, a product he referred to as “a bottle of broken promises.”

  • January 16, 2019

    Religious Bias Suit OK'd Over Pfizer's Iffy Arbitration Policy

    Pfizer Inc. can’t enforce an arbitration clause that it never made its employees explicitly agree to, a New Jersey appeals court said Wednesday, clearing a former corporate flight attendant to sue for religious discrimination.

  • January 16, 2019

    NJ Apprenticeship Rule May Be Heavy Lift For Contractors

    New Jersey contractors may soon face tough choices if the governor signs a bill requiring apprenticeship programs for those working on government construction projects, yet some may be able to avoid its effects for a year or two, attorneys say.

  • January 16, 2019

    Curious Jury Gets Answers From Pathologist In J&J Talc Trial

    A pathologist fielded questions in a California courtroom Wednesday from jurors considering whether Johnson & Johnson baby powder contained asbestos that caused a dying woman’s cancer, explaining that the asbestos amounts found in the woman’s lung tissue and lymph nodes were too high to have come from ambient air.

  • January 16, 2019

    Wyndham Gets Terms-Of-Use Claim Cut From Resort Fee Suit

    Two Wyndham companies beat a proposed class claim that their websites violate New Jersey’s Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act, after a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Wednesday the lead plaintiff didn’t meet the law’s definition of an “aggrieved consumer.”

  • January 16, 2019

    Hernia Mesh Maker Can't Revive IP Suit Coverage Bid

    The Third Circuit on Wednesday affirmed that a Chubb Ltd. insurer doesn’t have to cover Tela Bio Inc.’s costs to defend against a trade secrets and unfair competition lawsuit brought by rival LifeCell Corp. over a hernia treatment product, agreeing with a lower court that the underlying action doesn’t contain any potentially covered defamation claims.

Expert Analysis

  • State Net

    How States Are Preparing For The Next Recession

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    It’s been nine and a half years since the last U.S. recession, and the economy still appears to be going strong. But there are signs trouble may not be far off. The good news for states is that most seem reasonably well prepared for it, says Korey Clark of State Net Capitol Journal.

  • Settlement Counsel Key For Efficient Mass Tort Resolution

    J. Stephen Bennett

    Team-based specialization in mass tort litigation defense allows each member to draw on individual strengths, maximizing their contribution. A core tenet of this approach is using settlement counsel to focus on strategic initiatives and end-game resolution efforts, separate from the heated battle lines of the litigation, say attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels.

  • Diversity's Next Step: Developing Minority Partners

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    The lack of minority partners comes at a high cost to firms, say attorneys at Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC, as they suggest several practical ways to tackle this problem.

  • Takeaways From NJ Bulletin On Out-Of-Network Health Care

    Cynthia Borrelli

    The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance has released a bulletin clarifying its law designed to protect consumers from "hidden" out-of-network health providers, but many questions still remain, say Cynthia Borrelli and Michael Morris of Bressler Amery & Ross PC.

  • A Guide To Reducing Limitations Periods On Employee Claims

    Excerpt from Lexis Practice Advisor
    Ann-Elizabeth Ostrager

    Employers generally benefit from drafting agreements that shorten statutes of limitations on employee claims. However, there are several considerations when assessing whether and how to trim the relevant period, say Ann-Elizabeth Ostrager and Courtney Hunter of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

  • Arbitrators And Mediators Should Reflect Society's Diversity

    James Jenkins

    Alternative dispute resolution providers have made great strides toward diversity, but recent statistics show there is still work to be done. There are certain steps ADR providers can take to actively recruit more women and minority candidates to serve as arbitrators and mediators, says James Jenkins of the American Arbitration Association.

  • Why AFAs Are Key To The Future Of Legal Practice

    Kelly Eisenlohr-Moul

    Alternative fee agreements can help align law firm and client interests, increase efficiency and eliminate corporate extortion, among other benefits. They are the best thing to happen to the practice of law in decades, says Kelly Eisenlohr-Moul at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

  • What To Expect In Environmental Law In 2019

    Forrest Smith

    From a business perspective, the environmental law developments that are likely to have the most immediate domestic consequences in the coming year are air- and water-related litigation and regulations, say attorneys with Reed Smith LLP.

  • 21st Amendment Vs. Commerce Clause At The High Court

    Alva Mather

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears argument in Byrd v. Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association, highlighting the conflict between states’ rights to regulate alcohol under the 21st Amendment and the restrictions in the U.S. Constitution's commerce clause on states’ power to regulate interstate commerce, says Alva Mather of DLA Piper LLP.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Barron Reviews 'The Clamor Of Lawyers'

    Judge David Barron

    Can lawyers lead a revolution? According to "The Clamor of Lawyers: The American Revolution and Crisis in the Legal Profession" — a slim but elegant volume by Peter Charles Hoffer and Williamjames Hull Hoffer — they can and they did, says First Circuit Judge David Barron.