A New Jersey nail salon has been slapped with a lawsuit by a customer who alleges he had to undergo a toe amputation and other surgeries after he contracted an infection from an employee’s illegal use of a razor to remove a callus from his foot.
A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday rejected Santander Bank NA's bid to toss a putative collective and class action alleging it coerced branch operations managers into not reporting extra hours worked despite their being entitled to overtime pay, saying the lawsuit sufficiently pled a claim for class certification.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., several members of its management and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP asked a Manhattan federal judge to toss three investment funds’ claims that Valeant perpetrated a criminal racketeering scheme through fraud and price-gouging, saying the accusations don't pass muster.
New Jersey has ordered an electronic cash investment vehicle to stop offering allegedly unregistered securities in the state as part of its efforts to crack down on cryptocurrency fraud, the attorney general announced Wednesday.
A coalition of 17 attorneys general from mostly left-leaning states and D.C. submitted joint comments to the U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday, saying a proposed rule allowing employers to more easily form so-called association health plans would remove important consumer protections and invite fraud.
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a suspended state judge following the dismissal of criminal charges that she hindered the apprehension of her fugitive boyfriend when he was wanted for armed robbery.
Three longtime prosecutors have been tapped for leadership roles within New Jersey's Department of Law and Public Safety to oversee civil litigation, criminal prosecutions and insurance fraud matters, the state attorney general's office announced Tuesday.
A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday granted certification to three subclasses of current and former American Airlines Inc. employees at Newark Liberty International Airport in a class action against the company alleging they were not paid for all the hours they worked.
The Third Circuit recently ruled that a patient with a so-called hybrid hip replacement can't bring negligence claims against Smith & Nephew because they are preempted by federal law, giving device makers a legal shield for products composed of parts with various levels of regulatory approval.
Delaware urged the Third Circuit on Tuesday to vacate a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision to delay action on the state’s petitions seeking to curb pollution seeping across Delaware's border from power plants in nearby states, arguing that the agency can’t escape the statutory 60-day deadline to act.
A New Jersey federal judge denied AutoZone's partial motion to dismiss a suit alleging an employee was subjected to sexual harassment and had her hours reduced after filing a complaint, ruling that the statute of limitations on her claims began when she received a right-to-sue letter and not the date of the violations.
The victims of asbestos-related ailments stemming from a Montana mine operated by bankrupt W.R. Grace told the Third Circuit Tuesday that its claims against the chemical maker’s insurers aren’t barred by its Chapter 11 plan, because they stem solely from the insurers’ alleged misconduct.
A federal grand jury indicted a former Newark police officer Tuesday on charges he defrauded a now-bankrupt city water agency and gave kickbacks to its former executive director, who herself has already pled guilty to enriching herself at the agency’s expense along with others.
New Jersey-based firms Cole Schotz PC and Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP have launched cannabis practice groups in recent weeks in response to proposed legislation and an executive order by newly minted Gov. Phil Murphy, both of which would expand marijuana business opportunities in the Garden State.
A New Jersey state judge on Monday refused to disturb a $15 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon in a lawsuit alleging that a pelvic mesh product left a woman in debilitating pain, citing evidence that the business did not warn about certain risks associated with the device.
A New Jersey appellate court refused on Friday to dismiss claims against three doctors accused of mistreating a man who later died from a clot that lodged in his lungs, ruling that claims were not time-barred because of misleading and “illegible” hospital records that made it difficult to identify the treating doctors and their roles.
The New Jersey Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a lawsuit brought by an exerciser who says a release she signed upon joining a health club should not let the gym off the hook for injuries she suffered when a trainer allegedly dropped a dumbbell on her.
A Pennsylvania-based electricity supplier has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Third Circuit’s decision to deny it a $199 million tax deduction, saying that the lower court has effectively authorized the IRS to take actions contradicting the agency’s own rules.
New Jersey lawmakers advanced a bill Monday to bar nondisclosure agreements preventing employees from speaking about their settlement of sexual harassment suits, legislation spurred by the outing of workplace misconduct allegations in Hollywood in recent months.
A New Jersey county announced Friday it will withdraw from a federal program in which corrections officers work to determine the legal status of inmates before notifying federal immigration officials of those suspected of being in the U.S. without authorization.
Pending cases involving biosimilar competition, the Noerr-Pennington doctrine and claims brought by state attorneys general highlight the need for pharmaceutical companies to assess the antitrust implications of their strategies, say Chad Peterman and Carl Minniti of Paul Hastings LLP.
As expected, the U.S. Supreme Court's Escobar decision triggered a spate of litigation over how to apply the materiality standard in False Claims Act cases. Throughout 2017, the lower courts built upon the standard, but we expect courts to continue to grapple with the issue through 2018, say Laurence Freedman and Jordan Cohen of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.
In a long-anticipated move, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced that it will allow states to implement Medicaid work requirements, representing a major shift in the agency's policy. However, the move will only impact a small percentage of the Medicaid population, say Caroline Brown and Philip Peisch of Covington & Burling LLP.
Product liability defendants often seek to remove cases to federal court, because federal jurisdiction means federal pleading standards, robust expert discovery, efficiency through uniform procedural and evidentiary rules and, often, more diverse jury pools. Last year, several cases highlighted the evolving removal landscape and addressed four important questions, say Brett Clements and Amy Rubenstein of Schiff Hardin LLP.
Although Attorney General Jeff Sessions' rescission of the Cole memo does not change federal law, negative response to the rescission across the cannabis sector and political landscape was strong, swift and bipartisan, which may lead to congressional action in the future, say Jonathan Robbins and Joshua Mandell of Akerman LLP.
New Jersey is one of the most competitive and heavily regulated states in terms of health care, making it a good barometer for how the industry is evolving nationally. As physicians and medical groups deal with issues like flat reimbursement from insurance providers and the rapidly rising costs of operating a medical practice, the ways in which doctors deliver health care will continue to change in 2018, says John Fanburg of Brach Eichler LLC.
A construction lien is a security interest in real property on which construction work has been performed, which stays with the property regardless of who subsequently owns it. These liens can be powerful tools, though they can also be subject to prior liens such as acquisition financing and prior judgments, say Charles Kenny and Scott Kearns of Peckar & Abramson PC.
Erich Potter, discovery counsel with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, discusses six ways e-discovery will continue to excite and confound in 2018.
Over the past two years there has been a seismic shift in the view that sexual orientation and gender identity claims do not fall within Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Darrell VanDeusen and Alexander Berg of Kollman & Saucier PA analyze how the developing law protects LGBTQ employees at the federal level and provide employer guidance on related issues in the workplace.
Smart law firms are increasingly positioning professionals to proactively guide them as the legal landscape reshapes itself, harnessing six emerging roles within their organizational charts to embrace new approaches, tools and systems, says Rob MacAdam of HighQ.