New Jersey

  • May 10, 2017

    NJ Mall Owner Says Target Blocking New Supermarket

    Target is improperly blocking the construction of a supermarket in a 247,000-square-foot shopping center in central New Jersey because it fears competition from another grocery store, the mall’s development company alleged Wednesday in federal court.

  • May 10, 2017

    Antero Wins $60M Verdict In Natural Gas Pricing Suit

    A Colorado federal jury has awarded just over $60 million to Antero Resources Corp. stemming from its allegations that a New Jersey company and its affiliate breached the terms of natural gas contracts by unilaterally deciding to change the price they paid.

  • May 10, 2017

    Judge Sends Honeywell Fatal Plane Crash Suit To State Court

    A New Jersey federal court Wednesday remanded to state court a lawsuit against Honeywell International Inc. over a couple's fatal plane crash, saying a clause allows their son to pursue a state court action when admiralty jurisdiction is the sole basis to be in federal court.

  • May 10, 2017

    NJ Bill Would Protect Insureds With Pre-Existing Ailments

    Two Democratic New Jersey senators have unveiled legislation that would prohibit insurers from modifying coverage for pre-existing health conditions, joining the outcry against a pending Republican-backed federal health care bill that in part allows states to waive such protections.

  • May 10, 2017

    Investors Sue United Over NY-NJ Port Authority Bribery

    Members of United Airlines’ board violated their responsibility to the company by failing to claw back more than $37 million paid to executives who took part in a bribery scheme with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, United shareholders told the Delaware Chancery Court on Tuesday.

  • May 10, 2017

    Herrick Closes $855M In Deals Involving CVS, Others

    Affiliates of The Herrick Co. Inc. closed $855 million in property sales and purchases, including deals involving 140 CVS Health locations across the U.S. and a dozen Genuine Parts Co. stores, the company announced Tuesday.

  • May 10, 2017

    NJ Budget Panel Advances 'Airbnb' Tax Bill

    A New Jersey bill that would tax online short-term rental marketplaces like Airbnb and FlipKey and provide the state with what lawmakers say is a much-needed revenue boost survived scrutiny by a state Assembly panel Wednesday.

  • May 10, 2017

    NJ Damages Cap Applies To Fed. Clinic in Med Mal Suit

    A state law capping damages for charities at $250,000 applies to a federally funded clinic facing a medical malpractice suit over the death of a newborn, a New Jersey federal court ruled Tuesday.

  • May 10, 2017

    NJ Justices Refuse To Accelerate 'Job-Banding' Case Review

    The New Jersey Supreme Court has rejected the state Civil Service Commission’s bid to accelerate the review of an appeals court's invalidation of its rule eliminating the competitive job advancement examination for certain job titles, stating in an order released Wednesday the court’s current schedule provides for a “timely review” of the case.

  • May 10, 2017

    Mylan’s 3rd Circ. Doryx Loss A Hurdle To Product-Hop Suits

    Mylan won’t appeal an adverse Third Circuit ruling in an antitrust suit over acne treatment Doryx — and though the decision does not preclude product-hopping claims, it could make it harder for them to succeed, such as in the Suboxone case brought by more than 40 states in the same circuit.

  • May 9, 2017

    3rd Circ. Won't Revive Ex-Penn State Coaches' Firing Suit

    The Third Circuit refused to revive a suit by college football coaching legend Joe Paterno’s son and another former Penn State University coach, ruling Tuesday the coaches couldn’t claim the school harmed their reputations in firing them after the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

  • May 9, 2017

    18 Ex-Patients Sue NJ Med Practice Over Knee Infections

    Eighteen former patients have slammed a medical practice with separate lawsuits in New Jersey state court alleging they sustained serious infections because the office failed to follow the appropriate safety guidelines in administering knee joint injections at the facility, their attorneys said.

  • May 9, 2017

    Christie Taps Essex County Prosecutor For Judgeship

    The acting Essex County, New Jersey, prosecutor is among those tapped for a Superior Court judgeship, according to nominations and appointments filed Tuesday by Gov. Chris Christie.

  • May 9, 2017

    New Trial Ordered Against Nurse In NJ Malpractice Case

    A New Jersey appellate court ordered a new trial for a psychiatric nurse on Monday, ruling that penalties for an eleventh-hour revelation of evidence tampering by the nurse were inadequate, and that an expert for the plaintiffs was unfairly barred from testimony.

  • May 9, 2017

    NJ AG Unveils Temporary White-Collar Whistleblower Program

    New Jersey public officials ensnared in corruption schemes now have a chance under a temporary new program to avoid charges if they help steer authorities toward the more culpable defendants, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Tuesday.

  • May 9, 2017

    NJ Justices Suspend Atty With Lewdness Convictions

    A New Jersey attorney with four lewdness convictions has lost his license to practice law for three months, according to a state Supreme Court order and ethics panel’s decision made public Tuesday.

  • May 9, 2017

    NJ Truck Driver's Bias Claims Not Preempted, Panel Says

    The New Jersey Appellate Division on Tuesday revived a union truck driver’s state law claims that he was fired for seeking workers' compensation, ruling that the complaint wasn’t preempted by federal labor law because it wasn’t related to his collective bargaining agreement.

  • May 9, 2017

    Judge Denies VW Arbitration Bid In Engine Defect Suit

    Volkswagen can’t force a proposed class action over an alleged engine defect into arbitration, a New Jersey federal judge said Monday, finding that the automaker wasn’t actually a party to the arbitration agreement car owners signed with Volkswagen dealerships.

  • May 9, 2017

    EEOC Sues NJ Firm For Bias Over 'Age Will Matter' Email

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Monday launched an age discrimination suit in New Jersey federal court against an information technology staffing firm, claiming that the business failed or refused to refer an older applicant for a job because of his age after telling him in an email that “age will matter.”

  • May 8, 2017

    2 More Ex-NJ College Staffers Sue Over Retaliatory Firings

    Another pair of former staff members at Essex County College in New Jersey have asserted whistleblower claims against the school in state court lawsuits alleging they were fired last year for helping to produce a report into unlawful conduct related to the college's finances.

Expert Analysis

  • Opinion

    Gorsuch, Roe And 'Superprecedent'

    Nancy Northup

    The Senate must now make a decision that holds the potential of striking at the essence of what it means to live in a free nation of laws, where each of us has the right to define who we love, who we are, and the very purpose of our lives — and it must do so without the benefit of essential information, says Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights.

  • Are Lateral Recruitment Opportunities Shaping Your Strategy?

    Howard Flack

    In the second installment of this series on lateral recruiting, Howard Flack of Volta Talent Strategies LLC challenges law firms to ask themselves whether business strategies are determining lateral hires — or vice versa.

  • How Patchwork State Regs Could Benefit Driverless Cars

    Michael R. Nelson

    While a patchwork of autonomous vehicle regulations that vary from state to state is ultimately unsustainable, it may prove to be quite beneficial for short-term, early stage development and could serve as a blueprint that offers a safe and effective means of regulating the autonomous vehicle without severely limiting its development, say Mike Nelson and Trevor Satnick of Eversheds Sutherland LLP.

  • Natural Resource Damages: A New Angle In PCB Litigation

    Graham Zorn

    In an effort to use product liability theories to impose liability on manufacturers of products found in the environment, Washington state recently sued polychlorinated biphenyl manufacturer Monsanto in state court. This could signal a new era in PCB litigation, and should be closely watched by manufacturers and marketers of similar products, say Graham Zorn and Eric Klein of Beveridge & Diamond PC.

  • Lateral Partner Hiring: Time To Look In The Mirror

    Howard Flack

    The surveys that report lateral partner hiring as more or less a 50-50 proposition keep being published, and yet the lateral partner market is as robust as ever. So, what are firms looking at to measure their success and justify the level of investment they continue to make in the lateral market? asks Howard Flack of Volta Talent Strategies LLC.

  • A Closer Look At The Current State Of Equal Pay

    Eve H. Wagner

    While progress has been made toward eliminating gender-based wage disparity, Equal Pay Day, observed Tuesday, is a reminder that more work needs to be done, and long before the next 50 years tick past. But hopefully it will be done through education about the law, and not more litigation, says Eve Wagner of Sauer & Wagner LLP.

  • Opinion

    Untold Stories: Trump's Budget Would Silence Legal Services

    Kevin Curnin

    President Trump's draft budget proposes total defunding of the Legal Services Corporation. Yet leaders of over 160 of the nation's top law firms and 185 general counsel from leading corporations, who make their living at the intersection of business and law, make the case that destroying the LSC is bad for both, says Kevin Curnin of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel.

  • A Law Firm’s Guide To Social Media

    Julie Bagdikian

    Bear in mind that the internet seldom forgets and never forgives, and you are just one screen grab from a meme. A law firm's core messages and unique selling points must be clearly determined before embarking on a social media strategy, says Julie Bagdikian of The Pollack PR Marketing Group.

  • 8 Tips To Give Your Fee Application A Great Start

    Michael E. Waller

    Once you determine that your case may permit an award of attorneys' fees, it is extremely important that you advise litigation team members of all billing requirements and confirm compliance with billing protocols. Michael Waller of K&L Gates LLP offers eight tips to consider based on the rules in New Jersey.

  • Cybersecurity Steps Every Lawyer Should Consider

    J. S. Christie Jr.

    In a state by state chart updated this month, the American Bar Association reports that 34 states have adopted all or most of the ABA's model rules technology amendments and that nine more states are studying the amendments. Even for lawyers in other states, legal ethics require the technological and legal competence to protect clients' confidentiality, says J.S. Christie Jr. of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP..