New Jersey

  • January 11, 2017

    NY, SC Lawmakers Lob Measures To Legalize Sports Betting

    Lawmakers this week in New York and South Carolina have proposed amending their state constitutions to allow sports gambling.

  • January 11, 2017

    $100K Cut In Atty Fees Upheld In NJ Consumer Fraud Suit

    The New Jersey Appellate Division on Wednesday upheld a roughly $100,000 cut to an attorneys’ fees award in a consumer fraud row, ruling that the award was proportionate to the plaintiff's limited jury award in the case.

  • January 11, 2017

    NJ Casino Regulator Postpones Developer's License Row

    The plan to reopen the former Revel Atlantic City casino hit a roadblock Wednesday when the New Jersey Casino Control Commission postponed its decision on developer Glenn Straub's petition for a casino license waiver in order to review the admissibility of related documents.

  • January 11, 2017

    Age Bias Claims Revived In Pittsburgh Glass Works Suit

    The Third Circuit in a precedential ruling on Tuesday revived some claims in an age bias suit against Pittsburgh Glass Works, ruling that disparate impact claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act are not limited to 40 and older comparisons, and a policy that favors younger members of a protected class can still be illegal.

  • January 11, 2017

    Christie, Prosecutors Slam GW Bridge Probable Cause Ruling

    Counsel for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and prosecutors Wednesday urged a state judge to reverse another judge's probable cause finding in an activist's criminal complaint accusing the governor of official misconduct over politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

  • January 10, 2017

    Harwood Lloyd Seeks $819K From Ex-Client In Generics Case

    Harwood Lloyd LLC has filed an action in New Jersey state court seeking payment from a former client who allegedly owes the law firm about $819,000 for representing him in a case concerning the development of a generic version of the hormone replacement drug Premarin. 

  • January 10, 2017

    Atty Who Sat Out Of Mortgage Closings Ducks Broker’s Suit

    A New Jersey state judge has tossed a lawsuit against a New York attorney by a mortgage firm that hired him to conduct real estate closings and then sued after finding out he had often sent notaries to the proceedings instead of going himself or finding another lawyer.

  • January 10, 2017

    NJ Investment Manager Denies KIT Digital Fraud

    A New Jersey investment manager on Friday denied charges that he aided his brother and others in mismanaging millions of dollars in investments from video software company KIT Digital Inc., losses which contributed to the company's spiral into bankruptcy.

  • January 10, 2017

    NJ Tax Court Reverses Course, OKs Software Services Levy

    The Tax Court of New Jersey ruled Monday that certain services an information technology company provided before October 2005 were subject to sales tax, finding that maintenance and installation were taxable even before a law enacted that year specified them as such.

  • January 10, 2017

    Another Doctor Indicted In NJ Blood Lab Bribery Scheme

    A 31st physician has been accused of taking part in a $100 million test referral scam operated by the defunct clinical lab Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC, New Jersey federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

  • January 10, 2017

    NJ Atty Gets 1-Year Suspension For Unauthorized Practice

    An Irvington, N.J., attorney admitted to the state bar more than 40 years ago has received a two-year suspension for failing to cooperate with disciplinary authorities and practicing law while previously suspended for failing to return $800 to a client in accordance with a fee arbitration ruling.

  • January 10, 2017

    Facebook Blocks Claims That Service Terms Break NJ Law

    A California federal judge on Monday dismissed a putative class action accusing Facebook of violating New Jersey consumer protection law by forcing its users to resolve disputes in California, noting California’s consumer protection laws are even stronger than New Jersey’s.

  • January 10, 2017

    NJ Hospital, Others Sued Over Missed Lung Cancer Diagnosis

    A Virtua Health Inc. hospital and others involved in the treatment of a woman who visited its emergency room are facing a negligence suit in New Jersey state court alleging their failure to tell her she had a mass on her lung led to her cancer escaping diagnosis for over two years.

  • January 10, 2017

    NJ Hospital Hit With Med Mal Suit Over Gallbladder Surgery

    Kennedy Health Alliance in New Jersey and its affiliates have been slapped with a medical malpractice lawsuit in state court by a gallbladder surgery patient who claims a doctor botched the procedure, which prompted the need for an additional operation.

  • January 10, 2017

    Volvo North America Sued Over Rear Camera Glitch

    Volvo Cars of North America LLC was hit Tuesday in New Jersey federal court with a putative class action over allegedly defective rear cameras that fail to properly display an image on a screen when the car is in reverse mode, according to the complaint.

  • January 10, 2017

    3rd Circ. Voids Immigrant's 12-Month Sentence For Re-Entry

    The Third Circuit on Monday issued a precedential decision vacating a Dominican man’s 12-month prison term for illegal re-entry into the United States after finding that a trial judge had misrepresented the offender’s arrest record.

  • January 10, 2017

    Ex-NJ Pharma Execs Admit To Generic Drug Price-Fixing Plot

    Two former Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. executives admitted Monday in Pennsylvania federal court to plotting to fix prices of antibiotics and diabetes treatments, marking the first charges in the U.S. Department of Justice's ongoing antitrust investigation into the generic drug industry.

  • January 10, 2017

    Port Authority Misled Investors On Project Risks, SEC Finds

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will admit wrongdoing to settle allegations that it knew about legal risks associated with Garden State roadway projects, but failed to inform the projects' funding investors, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday, noting it’s the first municipal issuer to admit wrongdoing in an SEC enforcement action.

  • January 9, 2017

    The Firms That Dominated In 2016

    Law360's Firms of the Year rose above the competition in 2016 by earning a combined 20 Practice Group of the Year awards on the strength of work that helped their clients attain game-changing judgments and close record deals.

  • January 9, 2017

    NJ Pair Indicted In $6.6M Health Care Benefits Fraud Scheme

    A former union official and an insurance broker have been indicted on conspiracy charges related to a scheme to defraud Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and the union's self-insured health care plan out of a combined $6.6 million for medical benefits claims, the U.S. attorney for New Jersey announced Monday.

Expert Analysis

  • The Biosimilars Litigation Landscape For 2017

    Michael B. Cottler

    This may be the most active year for biosimilars litigation yet, with three scheduled trials, several cases on appeal, and the potential for several new litigations, among other things. Michael Cottler, Joshua Whitehill and Jacqueline Genovese of Goodwin Procter LLP discuss the biggest biosimilar cases to watch for in the coming year.

  • United Case Highlights Achilles’ Heel Of Fraud Prevention

    Joseph Moreno

    United Airlines recently paid a $2.4 million penalty to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to follow its own anti-corruption policies, underscoring the fact that even a perfectly designed internal control environment will not operate effectively when management can circumvent or ignore controls, say attorneys with Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP.

  • Deciphering RJR Nabisco's 'Domestic Injury' Requirement

    Robert P. Reznick

    Since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in RJR Nabisco v. European Union last year, courts have grappled with the ruling's articulation of the “domestic injury” requirement for private claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and their analyses and conclusions as to where an “injury” has occurred are all over the map, say attorneys at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

  • 2016 Environmental Case Law Highlights: Part 3

    Anthony B. Cavender

    The final article in this series reviews some of the most significant environmental cases of 2016 decided in the Tenth and Eleventh Circuits, as well as several state supreme courts. Anyone who reads these cases will be impressed by the painstaking approach these courts apply to some of the most vexing and complicated cases on their dockets, says Anthony Cavender of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

  • 2016 Insurance Coverage Litigation Year In Review

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    Courts handed down a number of important insurance coverage decisions in 2016, involving issues like the concurrent cause doctrine and the subcontractor exception, says Sandra Smith Thayer of Liner LLP.

  • 2016 Environmental Case Law Highlights: Part 2

    Anthony B. Cavender

    In part 2 of this three-part review of 2016's most significant environmental cases, Anthony Cavender of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP highlights decisions from the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Circuits. In particular, these cases reflect issues common to the energy-producing states as well as additional Endangered Species Act decisions.

  • 7 Legal Industry Predictions For 2017

    Haley Altman

    Since 2008, the legal relationship dynamic has consistently evolved, leading clients to demand more "value" for services received. In 2017, investment in and adoption of new technology and prioritizing cybersecurity will lead to an increase in billable hours and shifts in realization rates, says Haley Altman of Doxly.

  • Top 10 Employer Resolutions For 2017

    Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy

    Transitioning to 2017 promises to be full of changes for employers, and while you may not know how the new administration or court decisions will impact employment laws and regulations, you can resolve to be ready for the changes, say Allegra Lawrence-Hardy and Bonnie Burke of Lawrence & Bundy LLC.

  • Can Employers Still Drug Test Where Marijuana Is Legal?

    Eve Wagner

    It would be great if the new rules surrounding marijuana legalization and employer drug policies were clear, stable and uniform from state to state and across the country. However, especially with an incoming right-leaning cabinet, the reality is we’re facing a mixed bag of guidelines over the next couple of years, says Eve Wagner of Sauer & Wagner LLP.

  • 6 Key Commercial Litigation Finance Trends For 2017

    Ralph J. Sutton

    With commercial litigation funding gaining acceptance throughout the U.S., law firms and corporations are investigating how they can benefit from the capital that funders provide, and which criteria they should use in selecting a funder. Ralph Sutton, chief investment officer of Bentham IMF, discusses several major trends to watch in 2017.