The government presented evidence Thursday at the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez and a Florida ophthalmologist that the senator reimbursed the doctor for certain flights aboard his private jet after a media inquiry, but defense lawyers noted that prosecutors withheld a related document from the jury.
A New Jersey federal judge Thursday agreed with Lloyd's of London that a sexual misconduct endorsement in an ambulance service’s professional liability policy it had underwritten doesn’t cover an employee’s sexual harassment suit.
A real estate Ponzi schemer who challenged a sentencing enhancement based on his victims’ “substantial financial hardship” had his appeal rejected by the Third Circuit on Thursday, with the court saying district judges have substantial leeway on such decisions under federal guidelines.
The Third Circuit on Thursday said that a lower court was right to give Kimberly-Clark Pennsylvania LLC a quick win in a suit brought by a female, African-American former employee, deciding that the company’s decision to fire her could not be clearly connected to her race or gender.
The New Jersey Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s finding that a condominium association’s lawsuit over construction defects had been filed on time, ruling Thursday that the property’s ownership changes made it unclear when the statute of limitations began.
A New Jersey shore town has dropped its bid to halt a federally funded beach construction project, which it said produced pools of stagnant water during the height of tourist season, because authorities are working on the problem, according to a federal court filing Wednesday.
The federal government has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle an accusation that a federally funded New Jersey clinic failed to diagnose a woman’s cervical cancer, resulting in her death.
The Third Circuit’s recent decision affirming a win for GlaxoSmithKline in litigation accusing the company of stifling generic competition for antidepressant Wellbutrin XL could make it much harder for drug buyers to bring antitrust suits over reverse-payment patent dispute settlements.
A joint venture of Normandy Real Estate Partners and private equity shop Greenfield Partners has scored $80.7 million in financing from Natixis Real Estate Capital for an office property in New Jersey, according to an announcement on Thursday from borrower-side broker Cushman & Wakefield Inc.
The New Jersey Pinelands Commission on Thursday greenlighted a controversial plan for a 30-mile pipeline that would course through sensitive forest areas in three of the state’s counties, delivering a split vote after a meeting frequently punctuated by protesters’ shouts and noisemakers.
Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., received a first-class commercial plane ticket, a chartered plane trip where he was the sole passenger and flights aboard private jets owned by a Florida ophthalmologist as part of what prosecutors allege was a bribery scheme between the two men, witnesses testified Wednesday at their trial.
Federal prosecutors have accused a former UBS trader of engaging in a scheme to manipulate the precious metals futures market through the use of a trading tactic known as “spoofing,” according to a complaint dated Tuesday in Connecticut federal court.
A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday denied a bid from Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC to halt IRS efforts to recoup a disputed tax debt, finding the firm has not met a narrow exception to a federal law that bars attempts to stop tax collection activities.
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC announced it had brought on board four attorneys from Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP, two of whom have decades of experience and have worked in high-level employment law positions, as additions to the firm’s Philadelphia office.
The New Jersey Appellate Division on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a firefighter’s lawsuit alleging he was terminated for complaining about alleged wrongdoing within his department, issuing a published decision clarifying that the state’s whistleblower law protections don’t extend to unpaid volunteers.
A New Jersey travel company and its owner must fork over $277,000 and stop doing business in the Garden State after a judge found that they swindled consumers into paying for vacation-planning services without actually making travel arrangements, the New Jersey attorney general said Wednesday.
The Delaware River Basin Commission on Wednesday took a step toward making permanent a long-running moratorium on fracking in the river’s watershed, voting in favor of a resolution to issue draft regulations to ban use of the technique for oil and gas extraction.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to review an appeals court’s determination that a jury's verdict in favor of Walmart Stores Inc. in a personal injury lawsuit was unduly influenced by defense expert’s testimony that the plaintiff exaggerated her symptoms.
A government witness said Tuesday that she did not know why she was testifying at the corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and a Florida ophthalmologist, saying the two men were friends and sparring with a prosecutor over her claim that the doctor referred to the senator as a “brother.”
The Third Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a decision allowing a Williams Partners LP unit to immediately take possession of a Pennsylvania landowner's property for its $1.9 billion Atlantic Sunrise project, saying the lower court properly concluded that the pipeline developer's condemnation suit would likely succeed.
States are continuing to assert claims against the federal government over unredeemed federal savings bonds under their respective unclaimed property statutes. Billions of dollars are at stake, and recent decisions from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims appear to have breathed new life into the claims, say attorneys with Eversheds Sutherland.
The range of possible and better fee agreements is wide. But such alternatives will become popular only if litigants confront the psychological tendencies shaping their existing fee arrangements, says J.B. Heaton, a partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP.
Experts are accorded wide latitude in terms of the materials they can rely upon in forming their opinions, but they must independently investigate those materials. Federal courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania recently excluded expert testimony because the materials being relied upon had not been fully vetted, says Jeffrey Klenk of Berkeley Research Group LLC.
As judges become better educated about the complexities of collecting electronically stored information, in particular the inefficacy of keyword searching, they are increasingly skeptical of self-collection. And yet, for many good reasons (and a few bad ones), custodian self-collection is still prevalent in cases of all sizes and in all jurisdictions, says Alex Khoury of Balch & Bingham LLP.
It’s safe to say that while demand ebbs and flows for legal services, there will never be a shortage of opinions about lateral partner hiring, which is positive for the industry, as anything with such vital importance to careers should attract significant attention. However, there is a unique mythology that travels with the discussions, says Dan Hatch of Major Lindsey & Africa.
In the final installment of this three-part series, attorney Robert W. Ludwig concludes his deep dive into the controversial history of Second Amendment jurisprudence.
With more than a third of lawyers showing signs of problem drinking, and untold others abusing prescription drugs and other substances, it is time for law firms to be more proactive in addressing this issue, says Link Christin, executive director of the Legal Professionals Program at Caron Treatment Centers.
Unlike victims of many crimes, human trafficking survivors often have complicated legal problems related to the experience of being trafficked — everything from criminal records to custody disputes to immigration obstacles. Many law firms already provide assistance in these areas and can easily transition resources and expertise, says Sarah Dohoney Byrne of Moore & Van Allen PLLC.
In 975 Holdings LLC v. City of Egg Harbor, the New Jersey Tax Court recently extended the state's Chapter 91 dismissal provisions to properties purchased through a bankruptcy asset sale. A taxpayer should always respond to a Chapter 91 request to protect the rights of subsequent purchasers, say Christopher Stracco and Katharine Coffey of Day Pitney LLP.
The Third Circuit issued a significant decision this month in Varela v. AE Liquidation that highlighted the interplay between the Bankruptcy Code and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. Employers should bear in mind the Third Circuit’s warning that the “probability” test it adopted to determine if a bankrupt employer must provide 60 days’ notice of a mass layoff is an objective one, says Robert Lewis of Baker McKenzie.