The New Jersey Supreme Court has censured a corporate attorney for engaging in improper business transactions with a client and helping him mislead a business partner, according to an order and decision released Friday.
A New Jersey federal judge on Monday tentatively approved a proposed settlement in a consolidated class action against the developer of a luxury apartment complex by residents whose units were destroyed in a fire, saying other residents opposing the deal could opt out.
The sentencings of two former public officials convicted in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal have been postponed for two weeks as a result of a fierce snowstorm expected to hammer the New Jersey region on Tuesday.
The New Jersey Supreme Court questioned the state attorney general's argument Monday that the agency may issue subpoenas in False Claims Act cases even after a deadline has passed for the attorney general to intervene and take control of the state's claims in an action initiated by a whistleblower.
The Third Circuit on Monday declined to shorten a New Jersey public official’s nearly six-year prison term for corruption after finding that the sentencing judge didn’t abuse his discretion when denying the official's request for leniency since he cooperated with the government.
Jurors deliberating bribery and fraud charges against a New Jersey pastor and a Florida tech expert accused of scheming to turn bitcoin-dollar exchange Coin.mx into a money laundering haven asked a Manhattan federal judge Monday how they should assess the defendants' legal ties to their New York City trial venue.
Samsung was hit with a proposed nationwide class action Friday in New Jersey federal court over its alleged practice of secretly recording consumers’ private conversations through its Smart TV devices, a capability the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has used to spy, according to a recent WikiLeaks revelation.
The Trump administration on Friday abruptly forced out all remaining Obama-era U.S. attorneys, a move supporters were quick to defend as par for the course. But what made this different, critics say, was the hasty execution and suspicion that it was driven by a cable news pundit or the desire to head off a troublesome investigation or two.
Prosecutors in the bribery and fraud trial of a New Jersey pastor and a Coin.mx bitcoin consultant told a Manhattan jury on Friday not to “trust a single word” said by the pastor, rounding out closing arguments by saying “corruption permeated the case.”
A New Jersey town and a developer on Friday defeated a challenge to zoning changes that advanced retail and affordable housing projects when the Appellate Division affirmed that there was no proof the developer paid off the town to enact the law.
Jon S. Corzine, the former CEO of the now-defunct MF Global, was at the receiving end of a couple of sharp jabs just before the bell on Friday as he testified in a New York federal court in a $2 billion malpractice suit against PricewaterhouseCoopers, admitting none of the reasons Moody’s downgraded MF Global’s rating was the auditors’ fault.
A food tray supplier on Thursday asked the Third Circuit to uphold a decision that tossed a $3 million jury award against it on claims it breached a contract and lured away customers from a distributor, saying the lower court was right to determine Roberts Technology Group Inc. had misled the jury when estimating its losses.
The Third Circuit has refused to revive a putative class action against Aetna Inc. and its affiliates by a woman alleging the insurer unlawfully demanded reimbursement for medical expenses because she settled a car accident lawsuit, saying she failed to exhaust her administrative remedies before filing the case.
The Third Circuit upheld a ruling Thursday that a Pennsylvania state university foundation could not face an antitrust suit over student housing policies under the state action doctrine, but rejected a finding that the school and its foundation were automatically immune.
A recent New Jersey Appellate Division decision that all property owners potentially responsible for contamination should share in investigation costs, even before a concrete finding of liability, may spur earlier contribution lawsuits throughout the process of probing a polluted site, instead of just at the end, experts say.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked for resignation letters from 46 U.S. attorneys including Manhattan's Preet Bharara, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday, reversing an assurance from Sessions and President Donald Trump that Bharara could stay.
A New Jersey attorney avoided disbarment over an ethics complaint accusing him of misappropriating funds and dishonest conduct when the state Supreme Court opted Thursday to merely suspend him after finding only the first charge stuck.
The New Jersey Appellate Division on Friday again revived a suit demanding that Travelers Indemnity Co. and a Chubb Corp. unit provide coverage for a $92 million judgment against an insolvent insured, finding that the suing parties are not bound by a Bermuda court ruling voiding the Travelers policy.
A former in-house tax attorney for Vanguard Group Inc. trying to revive whistleblower claims against the investment manager referred the Third Circuit on Thursday to another circuit's recent decision that Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation protections are not limited to allegations made directly to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Jon S. Corzine, the former New Jersey governor and U.S. senator who presided over the demise of MF Global, told a New York federal jury hearing a $2 billion malpractice suit against PricewaterhouseCoopers Thursday that the investment firm never lost money on the $6.3 billion in European sovereign bonds long blamed for its collapse.
The increasing number of foreign entities with U.S.-based wholly owned subsidiaries virtually guarantees that issues of personal jurisdiction are not going away anytime soon. When a party seeks to support its jurisdictional argument against a foreign entity on grounds that the U.S. subsidiary is the alter ego of its parent, it presents a new wrinkle to an already complicated issue, says Beth Rose of Sills Cummis & Gross PC.
Fred Korematsu’s U.S. Supreme Court case challenging President Franklin Roosevelt’s executive order that led to the incarceration of approximately 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry may sound like ancient history. However, Feb. 19 marks the 75th anniversary of the order's signing, and that it’s celebrating its diamond anniversary now is breathtaking timing, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
General counsels face the challenging task of understanding how companies can navigate the rules surrounding uses of artificial intelligence. To get smart on AI, general counsels must ask the right questions about areas such as human resources, intellectual property, liability and insurance, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.
In the seventh part of this series on Health Republic's liquidation process, James Veach of Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP summarizes his recent attempt to appear as a friend of the court overseeing the liquidation.
Though the Trump administration has yet to make an official statement regarding artificial intelligence, support for AI is consistent with its expressed desire to promote American business. As such, general counsel will inevitably have to navigate what big data and AI mean for compliance with current and future laws and regulations, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.
Lawyers are likely turning to alcohol to lessen stress and anxiety, to socialize, and even to sleep better. Unfortunately, many are unaware that their nightly pour could be causing or exacerbating the anxiety that is plaguing the legal profession, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.
This is not the first time that a president has criticized the judiciary. But what is unique about President Donald Trump's attacks is that they target not just a specific decision, but the judiciary and its decision-making power altogether. Every lawyer, regardless of political persuasion, must speak up, says Alexandra Wald of Cohen & Gresser LLP.
There is no question that solo practitioners and small law firms need to spend the majority of time on legal work, but in order to achieve sustainable growth, marketing should not be a secondary task “put-off” until you have some free time, says Matthew Horn, founder of Legal Services Link LLC.
Many argue that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution's emoluments clause, because foreign states and officials are making payments to Trump through his businesses. Quo warranto — an obscure legal procedure previously used by "birthers" against President Obama — empowers state attorneys general to pursue Trump's business entities for emoluments clause violations, says Jed Shugerman of Fordham University Law School.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo did not provide the hoped-for clarity on whether violation of a statute is sufficient for a plaintiff to sue in federal court. As practitioners and courts still struggle with this question, two recent decisions from the Seventh and Third Circuits highlight the issue, says John Papianou of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP.