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  • December 6, 2018

    Data-Driven Lawyer: Ogletree's Evan Moses

    Ogletree's Evan Moses uses unconventional strategies to boost the firepower of his class action practice, including a homegrown Monte Carlo algorithm, earning him a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.

  • December 5, 2018

    Medical Groups Back States In Association Health Plan Row

    The American Medical Association has told a D.C. federal judge that the U.S. Department of Labor's association health plan rule flies in the face of Affordable Care Act’s aim of trying to make sure patients across the country can get good, affordable health coverage.

  • December 5, 2018

    Convicted Developer Asks To Be Freed From Supervision

    A former real estate developer urged a New Jersey federal judge Wednesday to terminate his supervised release following his prison stint for diverting money from an affordable housing project for personal and other unauthorized purposes, saying he lives “a simple, law-abiding life” and such supervision is no longer necessary.

  • December 5, 2018

    'Housewives' Star Must Pay Vineyard Vines $610K In TM Row

    A star of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and her lifestyle brand must fork over more than $610,000 to retailer Vineyard Vines LLC for continuing to rip off its famous whale logo trademark despite a court order barring further infringement, a Connecticut federal court held on Wednesday.

  • December 5, 2018

    NY, NJ Want In On EPA Smog Inaction Suits At DC Circ.

    New Jersey, New York state and New York City have asked the D.C. Circuit for permission to intervene in litigation over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's refusal to grant petitions by fellow East Coast states seeking to reduce air pollution from inland sources.

  • December 5, 2018

    Landowner Denied Bid For Axed NJ Pollution Cleanup Grant

    A New Jersey developer’s application for an environmental cleanup grant wasn’t complete enough to be grandfathered in after the state Legislature eliminated funding for the program, a New Jersey appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

  • December 5, 2018

    NJ Court Told To ID Proper Party In Car Dealer Contract Row

    The New Jersey Appellate Division on Wednesday upended a lower court ruling ordering a jury trial to determine whether a uniform business in Pennsylvania or a company with the same name in New Jersey contracted with a car dealer in litigation accusing the company of fraudulent conduct, saying the court was supposed to resolve that issue on its own.

  • December 5, 2018

    Sen.'s Bid To Protect Mueller Again Delays Vote On Judges

    Once again, the Senate Judiciary Committee has canceled a Thursday meeting and delayed votes on Third, Fourth, Sixth and Ninth Circuit judicial nominees as a standoff with Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., over an unrelated bill to protect the Mueller investigation continues.

  • December 5, 2018

    NJ Tenant Sheds Coverage Obligation In Elevator Injury Row

    A New Jersey state appeals court has ruled that a furnishings company doesn’t have to defend its landlord in an employee’s suit over a freight elevator accident, ruling Wednesday that the lease agreement requires it to indemnify the building owner, but not for its own negligence.

  • December 5, 2018

    Data-Driven Lawyer: Kilpatrick Townsend's Kate Gaudry

    Kilpatrick Townsend’s Kate Gaudry has used data analytics to supercharge her patent prosecution practice, uncover winning strategies for portfolio management and expose a secretive U.S. Patent and Trademark Office program, earning her a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.

  • December 4, 2018

    Debt Collector Can’t Head Off Class Cert. In Student Loan Suit

    A New Jersey federal judge has refused to toss a class action alleging a debt collector violated the law by misrepresenting that late charges can accrue on a student loan after its default, ruling that the suing borrower sufficiently alleged a solid, specific injury and met the requirements for class certification.

  • December 4, 2018

    Unqualified Expert Sank Hospital Med Mal Row: NJ Court

    The New Jersey state appeals court on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of a medical malpractice suit brought by the estate of a woman who died following treatment for heart problems at Our Lady Of Lourdes Medical Center Inc., ruling that her survivors' expert witness wasn’t qualified to provide testimony.

  • December 4, 2018

    Attys In Water Treatment Antitrust Deal Nab $5.6M Fees, Costs

    Attorneys from Carella Byrne Cecchi Olstein Brody & Agnello PC have been awarded $5.6 million in fees and expenses by a New Jersey federal judge for their work securing a $10.7 million settlement for a class of public utilities accusing a chemical supplier of participating in a scheme to rig bids for a water treatment chemical.

  • December 4, 2018

    NJ Senate To Weigh Bill On Hotel Worker 'Panic Buttons'

    A New Jersey Senate panel on Monday advanced a bill that would require hotels to give portable "panic buttons" to housekeeping staff and room service employees to protect them from assault and sexual harassment by guests and co-workers.

  • December 4, 2018

    NJ Workers' Comp Carriers Can Recoup From Third Parties

    A New Jersey state appeals court ruled Tuesday in a published decision that employers can obtain reimbursement from those who caused an accident leading to a workers’ compensation claim even if the employee cannot, handing a victory to a Garden State transit agency in a suit stemming from a worker’s on-the-job car crash.

  • December 4, 2018

    Data-Driven Lawyer: Littler's Scott Forman

    Littler Mendelson PC shareholder Scott Forman's innovative case management platform helps his firm analyze litigation data, craft defense strategies, predict outcomes and greatly reduce client costs, earning him a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.

  • December 4, 2018

    Cole Schotz Guides V. Paulius' $90M NJ Port Deal

    New Jersey developer V. Paulius & Associates has purchased the portion of the Port Carteret industrial site in Carteret, New Jersey, it didn't already own for $90 million, and had help on the transaction from Cole Schotz PC, the law firm told Law360 on Tuesday.

  • December 3, 2018

    FBI Raids Home Of Embattled Atlantic City, NJ, Mayor

    The FBI raided the home of Atlantic City, New Jersey, Mayor Frank M. Gilliam Jr. on Monday morning, following a rocky few months during the beleaguered politician's first term in which he was targeted in a now-dismissed campaign finance lawsuit and accused of being involved in a casino nightclub brawl.

  • December 3, 2018

    NJ Jury Told Union Carbide Asbestos Gave Man Fatal Cancer

    A manufacturing plant worker's fatal mesothelioma was caused by thousands of pounds of asbestos Union Carbide supplied to his workplace, counsel for the man's widow told a New Jersey jury during Monday opening statements, while the chemical company countered there's no evidence the man actually used its asbestos.

  • December 3, 2018

    Insurer Beats Appeal In Restaurant Sewage Flood Case

    A New Jersey appeals court affirmed a win for Ohio Security Insurance Co. on Monday in a landlord's suit seeking more coverage for damage to a restaurant caused by a sewage backup, ruling that the policy language setting a $25,000 limit for that type of damage was unambiguous.

Expert Analysis

  • Emerging Cybersecurity Threats In The Legal Industry

    Michael Hall

    Predicting how the cybersecurity landscape will develop is critical for any organization wanting to mitigate the risk of the inevitable future attack. Michael Hall of HighQ Solutions Ltd. discusses five threats to look out for in the next 12 months.

  • A Year-End Refresher On Laws Banning Pay History Inquiries

    Amy Traub

    A recent wave of state and local legislation aims to correct the disparate impact of a seemingly innocuous interviewing practice — asking a candidate about his or her salary history, say Amy Traub and Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo of BakerHostetler.

  • Rise Of The CMOs

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    Joshua Peck, incoming marketing director of Hill Wallack LLP, traces the evolution of the chief marketing officer position at law firms and shares insights from three legal marketing pioneers.

  • State Net

    Voters, Courts Slowly Take Lawmakers' Redistricting Power

    Rich Ehisen

    Thanks to the passage of ballot measures in this month's elections, Missouri, Colorado and Michigan have joined 13 other states that use independent commissions or other bipartisan or nonpartisan means to create legislative or congressional districts, or both, to combat gerrymandering, says Rich Ehisen of State Net Capitol Journal.

  • State Trust Taxes Ripe For Constitutional Challenges

    Toni Ann Kruse

    Fielding v. Commissioner of Revenue is the most recent in a series of cases that have used the U.S. Constitution to curtail the ability of states to impose their income taxes on nongrantor irrevocable trusts. Toni Ann Kruse and Melissa Price of McDermott Will & Emery LLP discuss the implications of this trend.

  • Prospects For Tax Policy In The 116th Congress

    Evan Migdail

    Now that the results of the 2018 election are (mostly) in, Evan Migdail and Melissa Gierach at DLA Piper LLP consider what a Democratic House, Republican Senate and Trump administration may be able to accomplish in the way of tax policy during the lame-duck session and the upcoming 116th Congress.

  • The Latest On State And Federal Paid Family Leave Programs

    Kathryn Barcroft

    Only four U.S. states currently require paid family leave programs, leaving private employers across most of the country with the decision of whether to provide such leave to their employees, says Kathryn Barcroft of Solomon Law Firm PLLC.

  • Q&A

    A Chat With Bryan Cave Innovation Chief Katie DeBord

    Katie DeBord

    In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Katie DeBord, chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

  • Simple Secrets For Improving Your CLE

    Daniel Karon

    With few cases going to trial, many attorneys keep their oral-presentation skills sharp by teaching continuing legal education programs. To avoid giving a CLE that falls flat and damages your reputation, you must fashion a thoughtful message, control its presentation, and nail the beginning and ending, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.

  • Energy, Environment And The Elections: A Changed Mosaic

    Ali Zaidi

    Last week's midterm elections changed the regulatory landscape for energy and the environment in three subtle yet significant ways, say attorneys with Kirkland & Ellis LLP.