New Jersey

  • April 10, 2017

    NJ Sierra Club Appeals South Jersey Gas Pipeline Approval

    The New Jersey Sierra Club on Monday appealed the New Jersey Pinelands Commission's February approval of a 21.6-mile natural gas pipeline that would traverse the state’s environmentally sensitive Pine Barrens, saying the pipeline would destroy land and threaten the water supply.

  • April 10, 2017

    Atty Seeks Halt To 'Real Housewives' Star's Malpractice Suit

    A former attorney for a onetime incarcerated star of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” argued Monday that he properly moved before a New Jersey federal court to stay an order greenlighting a malpractice action against him without first asking a bankruptcy court to do so, saying such a request would have been impracticable.

  • April 10, 2017

    Ex-Wentworth Execs Resolve Race Bias Atty Fee Request

    The two brothers who successfully defended their $2.5 million jury race bias judgment against their employer, Wentworth Property Management Group, before the New Jersey Supreme Court have resolved their request for appellate counsel fees, an attorney for one of the plaintiffs said Tuesday.

  • April 10, 2017

    Horizon NJ Settles Ex-Worker's Disabilty Bias Claim

    Horizon New Jersey Health has agreed to pay a former employee $80,000 to resolve allegations that she was wrongly fired for failing to earn a required professional certification on time even though she was on a two-month disability leave that delayed her preparation for the test, state officials announced Monday.

  • April 10, 2017

    NJ Employers Hit With Class Action Over Racetrack Wages

    A security firm and other employers of workers at Monmouth Park Racetrack have been slapped with a putative class action in New Jersey state court alleging they have failed to pay the wages required under a state statute dealing with building services at state-owned and state-leased facilities.

  • April 10, 2017

    NJ Hospital's Tight Lips Sink Coverage For Malpractice Suit

    Darwin National Assurance Company has deflected a hospital’s lawsuit claiming it illegally denied coverage for a $1.4 million medical malpractice settlement, stating the hospital did not keep Darwin up to date as required by its policy.

  • April 10, 2017

    NJ Feedstock Processor Gets 5 Years In Biofuel Fraud Case

    A New Jersey biofuel company owner was sentenced Friday in Ohio federal court to 60 months in prison for participating in a fraudulent scheme that reaped more than $7 million in tax and renewable fuels credits connected to the purported production of biodiesel fuel, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  • April 10, 2017

    NJ High Court Won't Hear Racetrack Guard's Wage Suit

    The New Jersey Supreme Court has refused to consider whether a lower court erred in tossing a Meadowlands Racetrack security guard's putative class action against the racetrack operator, effectively rejecting arguments that state labor statutes require the operator to pay certain wages to workers at the state-owned and state-leased facility.

  • April 10, 2017

    Urban Edge Properties Grabs 7-Asset Portfolio For $325M

    A real estate investment trust that buys, manages and improves shopping center properties in urban areas bought a seven-asset portfolio, mostly composed of assets in the New York City metropolitan area, for $325 million, the company said on Monday, marking its latest purchase in the region.

  • April 7, 2017

    Ex-DuPont Worker Charged With Stealing Trade Secrets

    A former DuPont Co. employee was arrested in New Jersey on Friday for allegedly stealing thousands of computer files, which included the company's trade secrets on printing plate technology, in order to use the materials for his consulting business, later admitting to DuPont security that he took the files.

  • April 7, 2017

    Nissan Faces Suit Over Allegedly Defective Transmissions

    A waste management company has filed a would-be class action in New Jersey state court against Nissan and a local dealership, alleging they concealed problems with transmissions on 2014 Sentra sedan models.

  • April 7, 2017

    Amneal Infringed Truvada Patents, Gilead Says

    Gilead Sciences Inc. and Emory University on Thursday accused Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC in New Jersey federal court of infringing three of their patents by attempting to get approval to sell a generic version of the HIV medication Truvada.

  • April 7, 2017

    Justices Urged To Review 3rd Circ. OT Offsetting Decision

    DuPont is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to take up an appeal following a precedential Third Circuit decision finding that the company’s policy of paying workers for meal breaks did not excuse it from paying overtime wages for time spent performing required tasks before and after their shifts.

  • April 7, 2017

    NJ Atty Accused Of Stealing Prosecutor's Files As Intern

    A New Jersey attorney has been charged with stealing files and data from the Morris County Prosecutor's Office while previously working there as a legal intern, authorities said.

  • April 7, 2017

    'Jersey Shore' Star, Brother Face Even Bigger Tax Situation

    The federal government on Friday piled on more charges to the criminal tax case against “Jersey Shore” star Michael Sorrentino and his brother, Marc Sorrentino, including tax evasion and falsifying records relating to companies the brothers ran to bank on the MTV actor's celebrity status. 

  • April 7, 2017

    3rd Circ. Asks NJ Justices To Define 'Aggrieved' Consumer

    The New Jersey Supreme Court agreed Thursday to determine if a consumer is considered aggrieved if they’ve entered into an unlawful contract, but haven’t actually incurred damages, in order to better prepare the Third Circuit to consider putative class actions involving consumer protection claims.

  • April 7, 2017

    FERC Gives Final Enviro Statement To $1B PennEast Pipeline

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission moved the $1 billion PennEast pipeline project much closer to being a reality on Friday by issuing a key final environmental impact statement, which found that, with some adjustments, the project would have less than a significant impact.

  • April 6, 2017

    Convicted GWB Scandal Figure Barred From Practicing Law

    The New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday temporarily suspended a former Port Authority of New York & New Jersey executive from practicing law as a result of his conviction in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

  • April 6, 2017

    LGBT Center Eviction Barred As NJ Bias Suit Advances

    A lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community center has won a New Jersey state court ruling allowing it to remain in a Neptune Township building while it pursues claims its landlord acted out of anti-LGBT bias last year in not renewing the lease, the organization's attorney said.

  • April 6, 2017

    NJ Atty Berated By Firm Head Gets Misconduct Censure

    The New Jersey Supreme Court on Wednesday handed a public censure to an attorney who testified that he “cracked” under pressures at his longtime firm, leading him into document forgeries and other misconduct.

Expert Analysis

  • A Dive Into BPCIA Confidential Info Disclosure Requirements

    Will Orlady

    Although courts have not definitively interpreted what confidential information a biosimilar manufacturer must disclose to a reference product sponsor if it wishes to engage in the patent dance, future biosimilar litigants can reduce risk and increase benefits by noting issues raised in Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act litigation thus far, say Will Orlady and Tasha Francis of Fish & Richardson PC.

  • Upholding Assignment Of Post-Loss Claims

    Rachel A. Mongiello

    The New Jersey Supreme Court's recent decision in Givaudan Fragrances Corporation v. Aetna Casualty and Surety Company represents a big win for insureds, as it confirms that post-loss claims have value and may be transferred, says Rachel Mongiello of Cole Schotz PC.

  • Rare Appellate Ruling On Indirect Purchaser Class Action

    Stefan M. Meisner

    The Third Circuit's recent ruling in Class 8 Transmission Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation — agreeing with the district court’s denial of class certification — gives insights into the intricate legal and economic issues that indirect purchaser plaintiffs and defendants must grapple with when litigating the class certification issue, say Stefan Meisner and Ashley McMahon of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

  • Views From The Bench On Sentencing Representation: Part 8

    Alan Ellis

    What can you do if faced with the government argument that a lesser sentence for your client would depreciate the seriousness of the offense and promote disrespect for the law? In my recent interviews with federal judges in Nevada, Massachusetts and New Jersey, they all agreed: Demonstrate that your client is essentially a good person and rehabilitatable, says criminal defense attorney Alan Ellis.

  • How The Most Profitable Law Firms Structure Their C-Suites

    Anita Turner

    The most successful Am Law 200 law firms have evolved from being partner-run to being run by a group of highly skilled professionals reporting to firm shareholders. The data collected from our recent survey indicates this model is generally conducive to increased profitability, says Anita Turner, senior director at Colliers International.

  • Settlement Strategy: What Does The Client Really Want?

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    The best outside counsel think like the client. That includes understanding the client’s perspectives and goals with regard to reaching a settlement — because “good results” mean different things for different clients. Outside counsel must ask themselves the right questions, and know the answers, to shape a client-focused settlement strategy, say Kate Jackson of Cummins Inc. and Patrick Reilly of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

  • What ACA Repeal Means For The Future Of Medicaid

    Miranda A. Franco

    Republican party leaders have long said they believe Medicaid is fiscally unsustainable and a spending cap is necessary to fix its finances. The American Health Care Act, introduced by Republican House leadership last week, finally puts those ambitions into official legislative language, says Miranda Franco of Holland & Knight LLP.

  • In The Associate Lateral Market, All Law Firms Are Not Equal

    Darin R. Morgan

    When associates contemplate a potential lateral move, there is a common misconception that all law firms are the same. It may seem that one law firm is just like the next, but if you dig deeper, you may discover unique attributes at some firms that may be more appealing and improve your professional satisfaction significantly, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • Reflections From A Mock Trial

    Lora Brzezynski

    Nerves were high on the day of the trial. While technically client interests were not at stake, our reputations were still on the line. We were not only presenting our case in front of our newly acquainted colleagues, but also for partners at our firm, expert witnesses, federal judges and in-house counsel — potential employers and clients, say attorneys with Dentons, sharing their recent mock trial experience.

  • Courts Should Act Broadly In Favor Of Claim Assignability

    Leonard R. Powell

    The Supreme Courts of Nebraska and New Jersey have recently joined the majority of U.S. jurisdictions in holding that the proper balancing of public policy concerns weighs against enforcement of nonassignment clauses, but these two decisions also reveal a schism in the majority position that should be addressed, say Leonard Powell and Brian Scarbrough of Jenner & Block LLP.