A former prosecutor who was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the movie “American Gangster” was sentenced to three years' probation, including 10 months of home confinement, for failure to pay taxes after a New Jersey federal judge said Thursday that the suspended lawyer deserved leniency.
Outgoing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday signed into law a measure to provide up to $5 billion in tax credits to entice Amazon to build its second U.S. headquarters in Newark, saying the project would mean thousands of jobs for state residents and bring economic growth to the region.
The Third Circuit on Thursday revived a bid from the bankrupt developer of a failed Foxwoods casino project in Philadelphia to recoup a $50 million licensing fee paid to the state more than a decade ago.
Canadian mining company Crystallex said Wednesday it will ask the Third Circuit to reconsider a ruling that it cannot sue the Delaware subsidiary of Venezuela's national oil company to collect a $1.39 billion arbitral award over a canceled mining contract, saying lower courts are split on whether the subsidiary was wrongly targeted.
The government asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday to uphold a District of New Jersey decision imputing $1.94 million owed by a New Jersey business in income and employment taxes to one of its founders.
New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino will rejoin Lowenstein Sandler LLP as chair of the firm’s litigation department once Gov. Chris Christie leaves office this month, capping off a public career that included roles as the Republican governor’s chief counsel and a stint at the helm of the state’s Civil Law Division.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joined a chorus of state leaders pleading with the U.S. Department of the Interior not to allow future oil drilling off its coast, saying Wednesday he was asking the agency to give the Garden State the same exemption it granted Florida on Tuesday.
The Federal Circuit on Wednesday refused to revive a bid protest by a New Jersey telecom that had been removed from an up-to-$20 billion NASA information technology contract, affirming a federal claims judge’s decision that the company didn’t meet the project’s size standard.
A New Jersey jury convicted a disbarred estate lawyer Wednesday of stealing more than $1.5 million from five clients — including a young boy who lost his father — and failing to report the ill-gotten gains on his tax returns, prosecutors said.
The Third Circuit on Tuesday upheld the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision allowing Allegiant Air to start operating out of Trenton-Mercer Airport, quashing a legal challenge by a Pennsylvania-based activist group that argued adding an airline would cause excessive noise pollution in the surrounding area.
A Third Circuit panel declined Wednesday to reconsider its decision that a New Jersey bankruptcy court was right to throw out a $30 million judgment against a Wall Street stockbroker accused of fraud for an attorney's failure to disclose a settlement with other executives at the brokerage.
The purchase of a custom-built item may constitute a “sale of merchandise” covered by New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act, a state appeals court said Tuesday in a published opinion that revived a lawsuit over the sale of a malfunctioning tow truck.
An experienced litigator and former Sedgwick LLP partner has joined the 82-lawyer central New Jersey firm Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC, the firm announced on Tuesday.
Lawmakers in New Jersey and New York, still deeply unhappy about the cap on deductions of state and local taxes included in the new tax reform law, are continuing to fight back.
Greenspoon Marder LLP has expanded its immigration and naturalization practice group with the hire of three new immigration attorneys in New Jersey, the firm has announced.
Bayer Healthcare LLC and Merck & Co. Inc. on Tuesday urged a New Jersey federal court to toss a potential class action accusing them of selling Coppertone sunscreen that wasn’t as effective as its bottle claimed, arguing the buyer can’t prove they didn’t meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards.
A New Jersey doctor has been charged with orchestrating his wife's 2012 killing after she sought a favorable divorce settlement by threatening to expose an opioid distribution ring involving the physician and members of a motorcycle gang, authorities announced Tuesday.
A New Jersey appeals court on Wednesday affirmed the dismissal of a church’s malpractice claim against Archer & Greiner PC over allegedly bad advice related to a construction project, ruling that issue was already litigated in the church’s unsuccessful underlying suit against an engineering firm.
A New Jersey federal judge Tuesday dismissed claims that Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC violated state and federal antitrust laws by preventing purchasers from reselling its vehicles abroad, finding the suit failed to identify illegal concerted actions or to identify a clear market being impacted.
Democratic New Jersey Gov. Elect Phil Murphy on Tuesday unveiled his incoming administration’s senior leadership team, including a former Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP associate and a current general counsel for the state’s Assembly, with a mission to "change the culture in Trenton."
In its recent decision in Spay v. CVS Caremark, the Third Circuit adopted the government knowledge inference defense, thereby offering False Claims Act defendants in the circuit another weapon in their arsenal of defenses to obtain dismissal of FCA claims, say Barbara Rowland and Carolyn Kendall of Post & Schell PC.
John Greenya’s new book, “Gorsuch: The Judge Who Speaks for Himself,” offers readers something the confirmation hearings did not — the backstory of Neil Gorsuch and a glimpse of who Justice Gorsuch is, says Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich of the Tenth Circuit.
A New Jersey federal court's recent decision in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Gentile has opened the door to the possibility that Section 2462's five-year statute of limitations serves as a complete defense to an SEC enforcement action, say Joseph Dever and Matthew Elkin of Cozen O’Connor.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 limits deductions on state and local income, sales and property taxes up to $10,000 per year. This new limitation may provide certain sports teams, particularly those in states like Texas and Florida, an advantage in attracting and signing talent, say Michael Rueda and David Lehn of Withers Bergman LLP.
The Third Circuit recently vacated part of a ruling that turned on the application of the “bare metal defense,” the theory that a manufacturer of an asbestos-free product cannot be held liable for injuries caused by other manufacturers’ later-added asbestos-containing parts. Now the state law tide is turning in the same direction, says Rachel Farnsworth of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Two years ago, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) was amended to provide a clearer road map for courts analyzing whether to permit sanctions for the spoliation of evidence. Yet there is still no specific guidance for when a sanctions request relates to electronically stored and nonelectronically stored information, says Skadden associate Robin Shah.
In an effort to study jurors' attitudes toward foreign witnesses, a representative sample of over 1,000 jury eligibles across the U.S. were surveyed over the course of several years. The results revealed two important findings, says Christina Marinakis, director of jury research at Litigation Insights.
For many female attorneys, the results revealed in the New York State Bar Association’s recently adopted report on female litigators in the courtroom were not encouraging but not terribly surprising. Each stakeholder in the litigation process — judges, law firms and corporate clients — should contribute toward increasing female voices in the courtroom, says Carrie Cohen of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
As the U.S. shifts from a fee-for-service to a value-based health care system, telemedicine is viewed by many as the solution for achieving access to care and cost-efficiency. Kristi Kung and Matthew Shatzkes of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP look back on some of the telemedicine-related legal and regulatory changes that occurred in 2017 and discuss potential areas of interest in 2018.
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