New Jersey

  • 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.

  • February 3, 2017

    3rd Circ. Judge, Trump's Sister, Stops Hearing Cases

    Third Circuit Senior Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, who is President Donald Trump’s older sister, decided this week to go inactive on the bench, relinquishing her staff and chambers despite being scheduled to hear cases this year.

  • February 2, 2017

    NJ Inmate Call Co. Sues Gov. Christie Over Rate Caps

    A company providing inmate calling services at two county jails in New Jersey has asserted in a New Jersey state court lawsuit against Gov. Chris Christie and others that a new state law improperly sets per-minute rates at less than what the business requires to break even.

  • February 2, 2017

    Buyers Seek New 3rd Circ. Look At Car Shipping Antitrust Suit

    Buyers claiming that ocean shipping giants conspired to stifle competition and inflate prices for transporting vehicles asked the full Third Circuit on Wednesday to review a panel’s recent finding that those shippers were immune from suit, saying the precedential ruling misconstrued when preemption applies under the Shipping Act of 1984.

  • February 2, 2017

    NJ High Court To Hear Nurse's Unemployment Benefits Row

    The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to review an appeals court's determination that a nurse who voluntarily left her job to take a less physically demanding position wasn't eligible for unemployment benefits because she never informed her former employer of her medical condition.

  • February 2, 2017

    Christie GWB Case Alive As Judge Mulls Probable Cause

    A New Jersey judge on Thursday kept alive an activist's criminal complaint accusing Gov. Chris Christie of official misconduct over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, rejecting the governor's argument that the complaint has been dismissed in light of prosecutors saying they won't pursue charges in the matter.

  • February 2, 2017

    Becton Can't Get Coverage For Syringe Antitrust Suit: Insurer

    Becton Dickinson & Co.’s insurer told a New Jersey federal judge this week it won’t cover the medical technology company’s $67 million bill for two settled class actions accusing BD of controlling a dominant share of the market for syringes and catheters by bundling and conspiring to fix prices.

  • February 2, 2017

    NJ Appeals Court Lowers Bar for Accessing Twitter Postings

    A New Jersey appeals court ruled Thursday that state prosecutors can access privately stored videos on two unidentified Twitter accounts using a communications data warrant instead of a harder to obtain wiretap order, concluding that the audio portions of the videos held in the accounts can be considered "electronic communications.”

  • February 2, 2017

    No Prison For NJ Man Over Foreign Obama Campaign Money

    A New Jersey man was sentenced Thursday to one year's probation for his role in a scheme to illegally funnel $80,000 in foreign contributions to former President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said Wednesday.

  • February 2, 2017

    Edible Arrangements Sued Over Text Message Ads

    Edible Arrangements may lure satisfied customers into repeat purchases with its fresh fruit bouquets, but the company has made it unreasonably restrictive for recipients of its text message advertising to revoke consent to be contacted, according to a putative class action filed in New Jersey federal court Wednesday.

  • February 1, 2017

    The 4 Wittiest Dissents By Gorsuch

    During his tenure on the Tenth Circuit, Judge Neil Gorsuch wrote more than 30 playful, witty dissents that both entertain the reader and give clear insight to his legal thinking. Here, Law360 looks at the best of the bunch and what they say about his thoughts on legislating from the bench, prepositional phrases and everything in between.

  • February 1, 2017

    Gorsuch's Opening Words Speak Volumes About His Style

    Never one to pass up the chance to spin a good yarn, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s body of rulings during a decade at the Tenth Circuit casts him as a fervent storyteller. A look at some of his best opening passages reveals a narrative writing style that’s light on legalese and heavy on plot, setting and characters.

  • February 1, 2017

    Restructured Co. Has Right To $500M Coverage: NJ Justices

    The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a closely watched case that an insurance policy clause preventing assignments to other entities didn’t bar coverage for a post-loss claim by an insured’s corporate successor, affirming a victory for Givaudan Fragrances Corp. in a dispute over rights to more than $500 million in insurance for environmental claims.

Expert Analysis

  • 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.

  • 2016 Environmental Case Law Highlights: Part 3

    Anthony B. Cavender

    The final article in this series reviews some of the most significant environmental cases of 2016 decided in the Tenth and Eleventh Circuits, as well as several state supreme courts. Anyone who reads these cases will be impressed by the painstaking approach these courts apply to some of the most vexing and complicated cases on their dockets, says Anthony Cavender of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

  • 2016 Insurance Coverage Litigation Year In Review

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    Courts handed down a number of important insurance coverage decisions in 2016, involving issues like the concurrent cause doctrine and the subcontractor exception, says Sandra Smith Thayer of Liner LLP.

  • 2016 Environmental Case Law Highlights: Part 2

    Anthony B. Cavender

    In part 2 of this three-part review of 2016's most significant environmental cases, Anthony Cavender of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP highlights decisions from the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Circuits. In particular, these cases reflect issues common to the energy-producing states as well as additional Endangered Species Act decisions.

  • 7 Legal Industry Predictions For 2017

    Haley Altman

    Since 2008, the legal relationship dynamic has consistently evolved, leading clients to demand more "value" for services received. In 2017, investment in and adoption of new technology and prioritizing cybersecurity will lead to an increase in billable hours and shifts in realization rates, says Haley Altman of Doxly.

  • Top 10 Employer Resolutions For 2017

    Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy

    Transitioning to 2017 promises to be full of changes for employers, and while you may not know how the new administration or court decisions will impact employment laws and regulations, you can resolve to be ready for the changes, say Allegra Lawrence-Hardy and Bonnie Burke of Lawrence & Bundy LLC.

  • Can Employers Still Drug Test Where Marijuana Is Legal?

    Eve Wagner

    It would be great if the new rules surrounding marijuana legalization and employer drug policies were clear, stable and uniform from state to state and across the country. However, especially with an incoming right-leaning cabinet, the reality is we’re facing a mixed bag of guidelines over the next couple of years, says Eve Wagner of Sauer & Wagner LLP.

  • 6 Key Commercial Litigation Finance Trends For 2017

    Ralph J. Sutton

    With commercial litigation funding gaining acceptance throughout the U.S., law firms and corporations are investigating how they can benefit from the capital that funders provide, and which criteria they should use in selecting a funder. Ralph Sutton, chief investment officer of Bentham IMF, discusses several major trends to watch in 2017.

  • 2016 Environmental Case Law Highlights: Part 1

    Anthony B. Cavender

    In part 1 of his three-part review of 2016's most significant environmental cases, Anthony Cavender of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP analyzes decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court and the D.C., First, Second, Third and Fourth Circuits, noting, among other observations, the unusual number of Endangered Species Act cases decided by the D.C. Circuit.

  • 2016 Kept Employers On Their Toes, Expect The Same In 2017

    Debra S. Friedman

    There was no shortage of action in the world of labor and employment law in 2016. Looking back on the year behind us, several areas in particular emerge as significant, both because of what happened in 2016 and what those developments will mean as we look toward 2017 and beyond, say attorneys at Cozen O'Connor PC.