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New Jersey

  • July 2, 2018

    NJ Avoids Gov't Shutdown With $37.4B Budget Deal

    New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed a $37.4 billion state budget bill at the 11th hour Sunday, quelling fears of a government shutdown after he reached an agreement with leaders at the State House the day before.

  • July 2, 2018

    2 Proposed Classes Denied Cert. In Aetna ERISA Fight

    A New Jersey federal judge has refused to certify a pair of putative class actions accusing Aetna of violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by shortchanging its customers on reimbursements for out-of-network services, ruling that there’s no common solution since the consumers’ benefit plans vary.

  • July 2, 2018

    Meridian Escapes Investor's Suit Over Real Estate Deal

    A New Jersey state court on Friday dismissed Meridian Capital Group from an investor's suit alleging that the real estate agency and Treetop Development misrepresented the attractiveness of New Jersey properties to dupe him into investing, but kept claims against Treetop alive.

  • July 2, 2018

    REIT Offers Up 3 Properties Valued At $99.8M To Form JV

    Real estate investment trust Kite Realty Group Trust has formed a joint venture with a fund managed by a subsidiary of Nuveen LLC, which will be focused on acquiring high-quality retail properties, by contributing three properties valued at $99.8 million.

  • July 2, 2018

    Governor Signs 'Airbnb' Tax Bill Into Law In NJ

    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Sunday signed into law a bill that imposes state sales and use taxes as well as hotel and motel occupancy fees on short-term property rentals made through online marketplaces like Airbnb Inc.’s home-sharing website.

  • July 2, 2018

    Horizon, Consumers Fight Over Discovery In Data Breach Suit

    Consumers have told a New Jersey federal court that Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. has refused to comply with discovery orders in a putative consolidated class action over a data breach involving information on roughly 839,000 consumers that was stored on stolen laptops, with the insurer responding its adversaries are seeking unnecessary materials.

  • June 29, 2018

    The Most Talkative Justices Of The Term

    Once again, Justice Stephen Breyer was the most talkative member of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments, but another member of the court turned heads by speaking out 50 percent more than she did in the prior term.

  • June 29, 2018

    The Firms That Won Big At The Supreme Court

    A handful of law firms argued multiple cases during the latest high court term — with varying degrees of success. Here’s how the familiar law firms fared in some of the most high-profile cases of the year.

  • June 29, 2018

    The Supreme Court Term By The Numbers

    Back at full strength, the justices worked their way through a docket full of blockbusters. Here’s our data-driven look at the term that was.

  • June 29, 2018

    Merck Fosamax Appeal Faces Uncertain Odds In High Court

    On a U.S. Supreme Court with a recent retirement and a recusal, Merck's appeal of a Third Circuit decision reviving multidistrict litigation over the drug company's alleged failure to warn about femoral fracture risk from osteoporosis drug Fosamax could result in a 4-4 tie, experts said. 

  • June 29, 2018

    Justice Kennedy Leaves Mixed Record On Civil Rights

    Over three decades on the Supreme Court, Justice Anthony Kennedy perhaps became best known for upholding the constitutional right to abortions and to same-sex marriage, but his deference to states’ rights and his inclination to take a race-blind approach to legal analysis have complicated his civil rights legacy.

  • June 29, 2018

    College Sports Face New Integrity Worries With Legal Betting

    Legal sports betting is beginning to spread in the U.S. in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a federal law that had stood in the way, raising particular integrity concerns for college sports that schools and colleges are going to have to address.

  • June 29, 2018

    NJ Court Told To Rethink Share Of Cos.' Asbestos Liability

    A New Jersey state appeals court ordered a new trial on Friday for a widow whose asbestos judgment was reduced when damages were allocated among nine companies, ruling that a lower court improperly allowed evidence from companies which weren’t represented at the trial to help a jury determine their share of liability.

  • June 29, 2018

    Warren, Booker Worry Wage-Sharing Rule Hurting Workers

    Democratic Sens. Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren on Thursday urged the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to rethink their “safety zone” for allowing employers to share detailed wage information without violating antitrust laws.

  • June 29, 2018

    Caesars Faces Fight In 3rd Circ. Over ERISA Arbitral Award

    A union pension fund that challenged Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s partial withdrawal from the plan after the company closed the Showboat Atlantic City casino on Friday appealed to the Third Circuit a New Jersey federal judge's decision to vacate an arbitration award in Caesars' favor.

  • June 29, 2018

    Trump Says He Will Announce Supreme Court Nominee July 9

    President Donald Trump said Friday he will announce his nominee to take Justice Anthony Kennedy’s place on the U.S. Supreme Court on July 9, and that he has narrowed down the pool of candidates to “around” five people, including two women.

  • June 29, 2018

    Kennedy's Retirement: Legacy, Fallout & The Battle Ahead

    Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the longest-serving active member of the U.S. Supreme Court, announced his retirement Wednesday after three decades on the high court. Here, Law360 analyzes his immense impact and what his departure means for the future of the court.

  • June 29, 2018

    Bank Beats Atty-Turned-Restaurateur’s Suit Over Check Fraud

    An ex-Wall Street attorney can’t pursue his suit against a bank for redeeming checks forged in the name of his pancake restaurant because his state law fraud claims are preempted by federal law and his federal law allegations are time-barred, a New Jersey court said in a ruling made public Friday.

  • June 29, 2018

    Glock Gets Suit Over Scrapped Gun Contract Trimmed

    A New Jersey federal judge on Friday trimmed a gun distributor’s claims against Glock Inc. in a dispute over the termination of an agreement to sell pistols to law enforcement, but found there was enough proof to keep the breach of contract claims alive.

  • June 29, 2018

    Archer Ducks NJ Malpractice Claims Over Pa. Insurance Suit

    Archer & Greiner PC has escaped legal malpractice claims in New Jersey over its alleged role in botching a Pennsylvania restaurant’s fire damage insurance suit after an appeals court said in a published opinion Friday that the claims were barred by a two-year statute of limitations in the Keystone State.

Expert Analysis

  • Marine Businesses, Get Ready For Hurricane Season

    Matthew Guy

    Hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. The start of the season is a good time for vessel owners, shipyards, marinas, other marine businesses and their insurers to consider the risks, and make sure they have plans already in place when a storm approaches, says Matthew Guy of Adams and Reese LLP.

  • PFAS: Not Your Typical Emerging Contaminants — Part 1

    Jeffrey Dintzer

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently held its National Leadership Summit with the goal of “taking action” on the emerging contaminants known as perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances. In part one of this two-part series, Jeffrey Dintzer and Nathaniel Johnson of Alston & Bird LLP discuss the possible legal consequences for businesses that manufacture, sell or consume PFAS products.

  • The Potentially Far-Reaching Impact Of Sports Betting Case

    Cory Lapin

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association was focused on sports betting but could be construed as conferring substantially more power on states in general, on issues including gun control, marijuana legalization and sanctuary cities, says Cory Lapin of Manning Gross & Massenburg LLP.

  • And Now A Word To The Panel: Happy 50th!

    Alan Rothman

    As the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation heads to Chicago for its May 31 hearing session, Alan Rothman of Arnold & Porter observes the panel’s golden anniversary with a retrospective look at its origins in the enactment of the MDL statute in April 1968, and reviews its most recent hearing session held in Atlanta on March 29.

  • Opinion

    Republicans' Tax Law: Most Reckless I've Seen In 20 Years

    Bill Pascrell

    The Republican tax bill passed into law last year further enriches the wealthy and large corporations, provides minimal tax relief for the middle class, explodes the national debt, displaces needed investments in infrastructure and education and, on top of all that, spitefully targets specific groups and regions, including citizens in my own state, says Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J.

  • Rule 23 Changes: How Electronic Notice Can Save Money

    Brandon Schwartz

    Courts are acknowledging a shifting consumer preference toward electronic mediums. Proposed changes to Rule 23, scheduled to take effect at the end of this year, will officially provide for the use of electronic notice in class actions — a change that could save parties a significant amount of money, say Brandon Schwartz and Maggie Ivey of Garden City Group LLC.

  • How We Got Here: A Look Back At Trailblazing Women In Law

    Jill Norgren

    Today's female lawyers stand on the shoulders of several generations of pioneers. Here, historian Jill Norgren explains how the status of women in the legal profession has changed since the 1870s.

  • Getting The Snaps And Tweets Into Evidence

    Matthew Hamilton

    Litigants who proffer data obtained from social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram must authenticate that data before it will be admitted as evidence. Attorneys with Pepper Hamilton LLP examine decisions from Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions to determine whether courts are imposing a more demanding standard for social media data than other documentary evidence.

  • States Need Realistic Expectations For Sports Betting

    A.G. Burnett

    In the run-up to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Murphy v. NCAA, many state officials viewed legalized sports betting as the answer to their budgetary problems. But states will soon learn, if they haven’t already, that sports betting is a complicated and low-margin business. Nevada’s results are sobering, say A.G. Burnett and Rick Trachok of McDonald Carano LLP. 

  • With States' Crypto Regulation, Problems Multiply

    Jason Gottlieb

    State securities agencies are increasingly regulating the cryptocurrency space through administrative proceedings and summary cease-and-desist orders. But the uncertainties and ambiguities in current cryptocurrency regulation mean that multistate action — even if coordinated — will create a real risk of splintered authority, says Jason Gottlieb of Morrison Cohen LLP.