New Jersey

  • February 6, 2017

    Nurse Dodges Punitive Damages Claims In Infant Death Suit

    A New Jersey federal judge on Monday cut loose punitive damages claims from a medical malpractice suit filed in connection with the death of a newborn baby, saying the evidence didn’t indicate a nurse’s actions were motivated by actual malice or willful and wanton conduct.

  • February 6, 2017

    Vizio To Pay $2.2M To End FTC, NJ Smart TV Tracking Probe

    Smart TV maker Vizio has agreed to pay $2.2 million and to overhaul its data collection and sharing practices to resolve allegations by the Federal Trade Commission and New Jersey attorney general that it secretly gathered users’ viewing data and shared it with third parties, the regulators said Monday.

  • February 6, 2017

    NJ Condo Owners Accuse Kushner Biz Of 'Broken Promises'

    Counsel for New Jersey condominium owners told jurors Monday that a real estate firm formerly run by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, broke its promises of building a large-scale waterfront community with various amenities, but the company's attorney said its plans changed after the 2008 housing market collapse.

  • February 6, 2017

    Ex-NJ Lawmaker Gets Prison For Defrauding Investors

    A former New Jersey lawmaker was sentenced to eight years in state prison Monday for bilking investors and creditors out of more than $5 million through his various business ventures, including a tent supplier to the U.S. military, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced.

  • February 6, 2017

    NJ Gov't Contractor To Pay $1.5M To Settle FCA Allegations

    A New Jersey-based interpretation and translation service company and its owners will have to pay $1.5 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act by allegedly submitting fraudulent invoices, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Monday.

  • February 6, 2017

    PE-Backed Sentinel Nabs $490M In Sale Of 2 Data Centers

    Data center service provider CyrusOne Inc. has agreed to pay $490 million to acquire two data centers in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and Somerset, New Jersey, from private equity-backed Sentinel Data Centers, the companies said on Monday.

  • February 6, 2017

    Cohen Milstein Brings Aboard Ex-NJ Securities Chief

    Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has nabbed New Jersey’s former securities regulation chief as a partner in its securities litigation and investor protection group, the Washington, D.C.-based plaintiffs-side firm said Monday.

  • February 6, 2017

    Christie Vetoes Bill To Strip Icahn Of Casino License

    New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Monday vetoed legislation that would strip billionaire Carl Icahn of his license to operate the defunct Trump Taj Mahal, dealing a blow to lawmakers aiming to protect casino union jobs threatened by developers who buy Atlantic City gambling halls only to shutter them.

  • February 6, 2017

    NJ Hospital OK'd To Not Disclose Report In Malpractice Suit

    The New Jersey Appellate Division on Monday overturned a trial court ruling compelling a hospital to reveal a portion of its self-critical analysis of a former patient's care in her medical malpractice lawsuit, saying the material was protected from disclosure under state law.

  • February 6, 2017

    Wawa Says It Rightly Fired Worker In 'Speak English' Case

    Wawa Inc. told a New Jersey federal court Friday that a Kosovo-born gas station attendant was fired because he did not ring up sales, not for complaining that a manager told him to speak English, and that the ex-worker's discrimination suit should be tossed.

  • February 6, 2017

    $2M Award Cut, Jury Trial Ordered In NJ Whistleblower Suit

    Heartland Payment Systems Inc. will have to face an ex-employee’s whistleblower claim again after the New Jersey Appellate Division found Monday that the company’s jury-waiver provision wasn’t legally enforceable since it didn’t specifically include claims subject to statutorily mandated trials by peers.

  • February 6, 2017

    Stemtech Pictures High Court Taking Up $1.6M Photo Case

    Florida-based nutritional supplement maker Stemtech International Inc. has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a ruling that affirmed a $1.6 million copyright damages verdict against the company over the use of photographs, saying the decision improperly broadens infringement liability laws as they apply to the internet.

  • February 6, 2017

    GSK Nabs $40M Arbitral Award In Migraine Drug Row

    A tribunal has awarded GlaxoSmithKline PLC nearly $40 million in its arbitration over claims related to a deal for U.S. rights to the drugmaker's Treximet prescription migraine treatment with New Jersey-based specialty pharmaceutical company Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc.

  • February 3, 2017

    ACLU Demands CBP Data On Immigration Ban Enforcement

    Fifty American Civil Liberties Union chapters have filed coordinated information requests with local U.S. Customs and Border Protection offices, seeking data on how field offices have been implementing the Jan. 27 immigration ban that caused widespread chaos at international airports and other entry points.

  • February 3, 2017

    NJ Insurer Ordered Liquidated Amid Mounting Financial Woes

    A New Jersey state judge on Friday ordered the liquidation of a health insurance co-op established under the Affordable Care Act as a result of its deteriorating financial condition, a move ensuring that medical providers will be paid for services rendered under the company's policies.

  • February 3, 2017

    NJ Town, Condo Group Can't Block Riverfront Development

    The New Jersey Appellate Division on Friday declined to revive challenges the city of Hoboken and residents lodged against a planned waterfront development, finding the state offered credible evidence supporting its decision to approve the project.

  • February 3, 2017

    Derma Sciences Hit With Another Suit Over Integra Buy

    Another Derma Sciences Inc. shareholder on Friday added his name to the list of proposed class actions filed against the company over Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp.’s $204 million proposal to buy Derma, claiming that Derma’s board of directors hid important information from investors.

  • February 3, 2017

    Atlantic City Fire Union Sues Over Layoffs, Contract Changes

    The union representing Atlantic City firefighters urged a New Jersey federal court Friday to remand its lawsuit against state officials over claims that they are unlawfully seeking to lay off 100 firefighters and alter the union's contract, saying the officials improperly removed the matter to federal court.

  • February 3, 2017

    Philly Atty Convicted Of Aiding Baltimore Drug Ring

    A Philadelphia-based attorney was convicted by a federal jury in Maryland on Thursday of lending his support to a multimillion-dollar Baltimore crime ring by laundering money from drug sales and tampering with witnesses.

  • February 3, 2017

    MSG Networks Adds 4 NHL Teams To Livestream Service

    MSG Networks Inc. said that it has reached an agreement with the National Hockey League to stream games played by four teams, following on similar deals made by other regional sports networks.

Expert Analysis

  • Understanding How Blockchain Could Impact Legal Industry

    R. Douglas Vaughn

    Blockchain is essentially a computerized public ledger that can apply to almost anything that a person might save into a database or spreadsheet. This versatile technology may enhance the legal industry by providing an improved record keeping system, setting up "smart contracts" and tracking intellectual property and land records, say R. Douglas Vaughn and Anna Outzen of Deutsch Kerrigan LLP.

  • State Attorneys General Play Growing Data Privacy Role

    Jasen Eige

    State attorneys general play an active role in data privacy and security, bringing evolving state laws and broad consumer protection authority to bear on changing technologies and threats. Private sector custodians of personal data such as retailers, financial institutions, technology companies and health systems must understand the role of state attorneys general before a crisis occurs, say Jasen Eige and Kassie Schroth of McGuireWoods LLP.

  • Door Closing On 'Unavailability' Insurance Exception: Part 2

    Scott M. Seaman

    Historically, decisions applying New Jersey law have applied the "unavailability of insurance" exception in the context of some asbestos and environmental coverage claims, but the already narrow exception may potentially be further limited in the near future, says Scott Seaman of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.

  • Apparent Settlement Authority In A Paragraph IV Dispute

    Gaston Kroub

    While a patentee settling with multiple defendants at once may be an unusual circumstance, what is even more unusual is where a defendant in a multidefendant case needs to seek judicial intervention to preserve a settlement it had reached with the patentees. The recent decision in Horizon v. Actavis from the District of New Jersey suggests that patentees looking to enforce such a settlement may not be powerless, says Gaston Kroub o... (continued)

  • Door Closing On 'Unavailability' Insurance Exception: Part 1

    Scott M. Seaman

    Over the last 20 years, policyholders have often tried to use the "unavailability of insurance" exception to counteract the consequences of pro rata allocation, but recent activity suggests that the exception is losing support even in the few jurisdictions that have recognized it, says Scott Seaman of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.

  • Top 5 Drug And Device Developments Of 2016

    Christine Kain

    This is a moment to reflect on some of the past year’s biggest developments in drug and device litigation. From video streaming of witness testimony to exclusion of plaintiff experts on scientific grounds, 2016 saw many significant decisions that may impact future cases, say Christine Kain, Patrick Reilly and Joseph Price of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

  • In Congress: Obamacare, The Cabinet

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    Republican leaders in Congress plan to take the initial steps toward repealing and replacing Obamacare this week, hoping to deliver on the campaign promises made by most Republicans over the past six years and by President-elect Trump during the 2016 election cycle, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn McClure of Covington & Burling LLP.

  • 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.