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New Jersey

  • November 28, 2018

    3rd Circ. Upholds Case Transfer Limits On Bankruptcy Courts

    In a precedential decision clarifying the reach and authority of bankruptcy courts, the Third Circuit on Wednesday upheld a Delaware bankruptcy judge’s finding in 2012 that his court lacked jurisdiction to transfer a liquidating trustee’s adversary proceeding to a district court in Pennsylvania.

  • November 28, 2018

    Former NJ Estate Atty Cops To Money Laundering Scheme

    A former New Jersey attorney with a history of criminal and civil offenses copped to his role Wednesday in a money laundering scheme that also netted criminal charges against his father, federal prosecutors announced.

  • November 28, 2018

    Grassley Nixes Vote On Court Picks After Flake's Opposition

    Facing likely failed votes due to opposition from Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley called off votes for Ninth, Sixth, Fourth and Third Circuit nominees and more than a dozen trial court judges planned for Thursday.

  • November 28, 2018

    Mylan Pushes For Consumer Witnesses In Battle With Celgene

    Mylan Pharmaceuticals has urged a New Jersey federal judge to allow it to add three consumer witnesses in its case accusing Celgene Corp. of stifling generic competition for the brand-name cancer drugs Thalomid and Revlimid, saying they can testify about the scheme's impact on drug prices.

  • November 28, 2018

    2 Iranians Charged With Ransomware Attack On US Cities

    The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two Iranian men with installing ransomware to extort hospitals and cities, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury took what it called an unprecedented step of sanctioning bitcoin addresses the hackers allegedly used to exchange their ransom payments for Iranian currency.

  • November 28, 2018

    Gov't Beats PPG Suit Over Superfund Cleanup Contribution

    A New Jersey federal court has granted a win to the federal government in a long-running suit from PPG Industries Inc. over the costs of remediating a Superfund site, finding while the government had regulatory control over the facility during both world wars, it did not oversee or direct waste disposal.

  • November 28, 2018

    3rd Circ. Revives Bias Suit Against Adult Entertainment Co.

    The Third Circuit has vacated a lower court order favoring an adult entertainment company in an employment discrimination suit brought by a former district manager who claims the business terminated her because she got married, ruling that a factual question remains over whether the employer was motivated by hostile and discriminatory sentiment when it fired her.

  • November 28, 2018

    Late Notice Shouldn't Doom Fatal Crash Suit, NJ Justices Told

    A widow whose husband and daughter were killed in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike urged the state Supreme Court to reinstate her negligence lawsuit against a state agency, arguing Wednesday that her previous lawyer’s late notice of the claim constituted extraordinary circumstances.

  • November 28, 2018

    Ex-NJ Asst. AG Joins New Sports Betting Watchdog

    A former New Jersey assistant attorney general and onetime gambling enforcement official has taken on a prominent role at the newly formed Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association, a nonprofit watchdog that aims to crack down on fraud as the nascent sports betting scene evolves in the Garden State and elsewhere.

  • November 27, 2018

    Ex-Prosecutor To Lead Criminal Law Team At Einhorn Harris

    New Jersey firm Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost PC has added Matthew James Troiano, Morris County’s former chief assistant prosecutor, as chair of its criminal practices group, which provides clients with defense services and guidance on complex investigations.

  • November 27, 2018

    Ariz. AG Slams Doctors’ Antitrust Settlement With AOA

    Arizona’s attorney general pressed a New Jersey federal court to reject a planned settlement between physicians and the American Osteopathic Association over a policy tying board certification to membership, arguing that the deal should allow prospective class members to opt-out.

  • November 27, 2018

    3rd Circ. Says Doc's TCPA Claims Against Sanofi Are Untimely

    A Third Circuit panel on Tuesday decided to back a federal district court’s ruling that a suit brought against Sanofi Pasteur Inc. and a subsidiary by an ophthalmologist and his company over unsolicited faxes was time-barred.

  • November 27, 2018

    Fraud Law Doesn't Cover Custom Truck, NJ Justices Told

    A tow truck dealer and a manufacturer urged the New Jersey Supreme Court to undo a win for a tow truck operator who sued over malfunctioning equipment they sold him, arguing Tuesday that the state’s consumer fraud law doesn’t apply to the custom-made product at the core of the dispute.

  • November 27, 2018

    Robbins Geller Named Lead Counsel In J&J Stock-Drop Suit

    Philadelphia law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP won has the position of lead counsel in a stock-drop suit in New Jersey federal court accusing Johnson & Johnson of concealing the truth about cancer-causing asbestos in its talcum powder products.

  • November 27, 2018

    3rd Circ. Nixes Civil Rights Claim In GWB Closures Case

    The Third Circuit on Tuesday issued a precedential decision upholding the bulk of a criminal case alleging two appointees of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie intentionally orchestrated a traffic jam as an act of political revenge, but freed them from the government's civil rights claim that they denied the public the right to travel freely across the George Washington Bridge.

  • November 26, 2018

    3rd Circ. Says Deportation Not Automatic For Child Abuse

    The Third Circuit on Monday ruled that a green card holder convicted of possessing child pornography under New Jersey law was eligible for cancellation of his deportation order, finding that the crime did not qualify as an “aggravated felony” requiring his removal.

  • November 26, 2018

    Fish Can't Cure Nasdaq Conflict With Limited Retainer: Judge

    A New Jersey federal judge said Monday that Fish & Richardson's attempt to work around a conflict in its defense of a group of entities being sued by Nasdaq Inc. by limiting the scope of its engagement didn't work.

  • November 26, 2018

    32 States Back Ark. In Potential High Court Drug-Price Fight

    California, Texas and 30 other states have thrown their weight behind Arkansas in its fight to get the U.S. Supreme Court to undo an Eighth Circuit ruling that prevented the state from regulating pharmacy benefit managers’ drug reimbursement rates.

  • November 26, 2018

    Pa. Better For OT Suit Against Bargain Outlet, NJ Judge Says

    A New Jersey federal judge agreed on Monday that Pennsylvania was a more appropriate forum for retailer Ollie’s Bargain Outlet to face a putative collective action alleging that it misclassified workers in order to skirt its obligation under the Fair Labor Standards Act to pay overtime wages.

  • November 26, 2018

    NJ Pols Move To Allot $50M From Exxon Deal For Cleanup

    A New Jersey legislative committee on Monday advanced a bill earmarking $50 million for environmental regulators to repair and restore contaminated land, a sum that comes from Exxon Mobil Corp.’s controversial $225 million settlement with the state over pollution from its gas stations and refineries.

Expert Analysis

  • Q&A

    Back To School: Yale's Linda Greenhouse Talks Journalism

    Linda Greenhouse

    In this series featuring law school luminaries, Yale Law School lecturer and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Linda Greenhouse discusses her coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservatives' long game and trends in journalism.

  • What Sikkelee Means For Preemption In The 3rd Circ.

    Alexis Kellert

    Conflict preemption was at the heart of the Third Circuit’s recent analysis in Sikkelee v. Precision Airmotive, where the majority shifted precedent to inject state law into federally regulated aviation design, says Alexis Kellert of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

  • Opinion

    Celebrate Veterans By Improving Their Access To Justice

    Linda Klein

    Attorneys should think beyond the Veterans Day parades and use their time and talents to help the many veterans facing urgent legal issues, says Linda Klein of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.

  • Bringing Alcoholic Beverage Coupons Into The Digital Age

    Alva Mather

    Laws on coupons and rebates for alcoholic beverages vary across the country. Ascertaining the legal status of digital coupons, which may not have been envisioned when a state's laws were written, creates additional wrinkles for companies, says Alva Mather of DLA Piper.

  • When Regulatory Standards And Truth In Advertising Collide

    Terri Seligman

    The Ninth Circuit's decision in Durnford v. MusclePharm Corp. — like two other recent decisions — highlights the balancing act between regulatory standards and truth-in-advertising principles. Compliance with standards doesn't always mean advertisers are in the clear, says Terri Seligman of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC.

  • Opinion

    Time To Reclaim Wellness For All Lawyers

    Leesa Klepper

    The decision last month by Baker McKenzie’s global chairman to step down due to exhaustion indicates that the legal profession needs to mount a broader wellness effort to address long hours, high stress, frequent travel and the daily demands of practice, says Leesa Klepper, director of Thrivewell Coaching.

  • Opinion

    AGs Are Now The 1st Round Draft Picks Of American Politics

    Joshua Spivak

    Given their recent track record and growing policy power, state attorneys general should be the group everyone is watching on Election Day. Chances are the winners of these races will move to higher offices soon enough, says Joshua Spivak, senior fellow at the Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform at Wagner College.

  • Protecting Law Firm Talent At Both Ends

    Susan Blakely

    By 2030, it is possible that 75 percent of lawyers practicing in the U.S. will be millennials. A broadened focus on retention and advancement of all young lawyers is therefore a logical step forward but it fails to address another major retention issue that law firms should explore, says Susan Smith Blakely of LegalPerspectives LLC.

  • Q&A

    Wendy Olson Talks Twin Falls, Tribes, Private Practice

    Wendy Olson

    Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho Wendy Olson discusses her decades of experience prosecuting white collar crimes and civil rights violations, her work and challenges as U.S. attorney, and her move to private practice.

  • Prospects For Tax Policy In A Divided Post-Election Congress

    Evan Migdail

    The outcome of next week's election remains uncertain, but it is possible to predict some of the policy changes and legislative initiatives likely to arise during lame duck and 116th congressional sessions if Democrats regain a majority in the House of Representatives, say Evan Migdail and Melissa Gierach at DLA Piper LLP.