New Jersey

  • February 1, 2017

    Doc Suspended From Medicaid For Improper Vaccine Storage

    A New Jersey pediatrician and his medical practice have been suspended from Medicaid programs over allegations that the doctor improperly stored vaccines that were administered to about 900 children, rendering the medicine potentially ineffective.

  • January 31, 2017

    Gorsuch Likely To Restore Scalia-Era High Court Balance

    With a solid conservative bent, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch, is unlikely to shift the high court’s jurisprudence significantly away from where it stood with the late Justice Antonin Scalia, legal experts say.

  • January 31, 2017

    Gorsuch's Credentials Could Prove Troubling To Opposition

    The praise for Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch following his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday night came from many prominent legal figures, reflecting how it will be hard for Democrats to challenge President Donald Trump's selection given the judge's impeccable resume.

  • January 31, 2017

    Lowe's Strikes $2.85M Deal To Settle Misclassification Suit

    Lowe’s Home Centers LLC has reached a $2.85 million settlement with a class of installation workers who alleged they were misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees eligible for benefits, according to court filings in New Jersey federal court.

  • January 31, 2017

    Hospital Urges NJ High Court To Toss Nurse's Bias Claims

    The New Jersey Supreme Court questioned Tuesday whether a hospital network that fired a nurse over a physical fitness test was later required to consider new information from her doctor that she could return to work without restrictions, saying the issue goes beyond her disability discrimination lawsuit against her former employer.

  • January 31, 2017

    3 Gorsuch Opinions You Need To Read Right Now

    President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch is a 10-year veteran of the Tenth Circuit and has under his belt hundreds of opinions that can be mined for clues as to what kind of Supreme Court justice he would be. Here are three opinions by Judge Gorsuch to read right now.

  • January 31, 2017

    Drug Buyer Hits Mylan, Sandoz, Taro With Price-Fixing Suit

    An Illinois drug purchaser on Monday became the latest to accuse Mylan, Sandoz and Taro Pharmaceuticals of conspiring to inflate the price of a generic antidepressant by 1,000 percent, in a class action launched in New Jersey federal court.

  • January 31, 2017

    Trump Nominates Judge Gorsuch For High Court Seat

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill a Supreme Court seat that has remained vacant since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, picking a well-respected figure in the conservative legal establishment who would restore the nation’s top bench to a Republican majority and likely break the recent spate of 4-4 ties.

  • January 31, 2017

    Tony Luke's Founder Gets Win In Dispute With Son

    One lawsuit in a bitter family dispute over the Tony Luke's brand was dismissed Monday when a New Jersey federal judge ruled that a business agreement barred trademark claims brought by one son against the patriarch who founded the Philadelphia-based sandwich empire.

  • January 31, 2017

    Charges Against Broker Dismissed In $17M Stock Scheme

    A New Jersey federal judge tossed criminal charges against a broker-dealer in a $17.2 million pump-and-dump stock scheme Monday, finding that the indictment was filed too late and rejecting prosecutors' bid for a retroactive application of the six-year statute of limitations created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act.

  • January 31, 2017

    Young Immigrants May Transfer To Public School: 3rd Circ.

    The Third Circuit on Monday upheld an injunction ordering that a group of young immigrants be allowed to transfer to a different Pennsylvania public school to better accommodate their needs to learn English as a second language.

  • January 31, 2017

    Actavis, Lannett Hit With Antitrust Suit Over Gallstone Drug

    Actavis, Lannett and another manufacturer of generic ursodiol are the latest companies accused of using trade group meetings as opportunities to conspire to improperly raise generic drug prices to "dizzying" levels, an employee benefit fund said in a proposed class action filed Monday in New Jersey federal court.

  • January 31, 2017

    Flood Limit Includes Sandy Debris Removal, NJ Justices Hear

    Travelers Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance Co. told New Jersey's high court on Tuesday that an apartment complex owner is not entitled to additional coverage for debris removal after Hurricane Sandy, arguing that those costs are subject to a $1 million sublimit for all flood-related losses.

  • January 31, 2017

    NJ Developer Can't Dodge Casino License Requirement

    The New Jersey Casino Control Commission said Tuesday that the owner of the defunct Revel Atlantic City resort must obtain a license in order for his tenant to operate a new casino because he’ll still retain control of a portion of the facility.

  • January 31, 2017

    3rd Circ. Denies Robert Half Workers' Class Arbitration

    The Third Circuit on Monday upheld a judgment against a proposed collective action of Robert Half International Inc. workers, saying the district court got it right when it that found that the staffing agency can address employees’ overtime claims in individual arbitration, rather than on a classwide basis.

  • January 30, 2017

    Covanta Sues Co. Over $2.7M In Fire Damage At NJ Plant

    A Covanta Holding Corp. unit and its insurers have slapped an electrical services company with a lawsuit in New Jersey state court alleging that the business caused a fire at an energy-from-waste facility in Newark, leading to more than $2.7 million in damages.

  • January 30, 2017

    NJ Lawmakers Advance Bill On Fantasy Sports Regulation

    A New Jersey Assembly panel on Monday advanced a bill that would regulate fantasy sports games, a measure lawmakers say will increase consumer protections and generate an estimated $1 million for the state each year.

  • January 30, 2017

    Capital One Closes $535M Loan For Starwood REIT

    Capital One Financial Corp. closed a $534.9 million loan it arranged for Starwood Property Trust’s purchase of a multi-state portfolio of medical office properties on Monday, nearly three months after the real estate investment trust announced its purchase.

  • January 30, 2017

    NJ Tax Court Quashes CEO Depo Bid Over 'Harassment' Risk

    The Tax Court of New Jersey granted a request from affiliates of HD Supply Holdings to quash a bid from the state's taxation division to depose the industrial distributor's CEO, ruling in a decision released Friday that he likely does not have information relevant enough to outweigh risks of “harassment and annoyance.”

  • January 30, 2017

    NJ Ambulance Operator Gets 18 Years For Insurance Fraud

    A New Jersey federal judge on Monday imposed an 18-year prison sentence on the operator of an ambulance company convicted of obtaining federal health care program reimbursements despite his ouster from such programs following a previous fraud charge.

Expert Analysis

  • 2016 Highlights From Indirect Purchaser Class Actions

    Christopher T. Micheletti

    While there were no major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that impacted indirect purchaser cases in 2016, and only a few circuit court decisions, some notable rulings shed light on strategies related to class certification, Article III and antitrust standing, settlement objectors, and other indirect purchaser-related issues, say Chris Micheletti and Christina Tabacco of Zelle LLP.

  • State AGs May Turn Up Enforcement Under Trump

    Joseph W. Jacquot

    With the incoming Trump administration, regulatory and enforcement priorities will likely change, but if federal agencies scale back their consumer protection efforts, attorneys general can be expected to pick up the slack, says Joseph W. Jacquot of Foley & Lardner LLP.

  • Building Momentum For The Pay Equity Movement In BigLaw

    Stephanie A. Scharf

    A decade’s worth of multiple bar association initiatives, conferences, corporate law summits, detailed research reports and opinion pieces on the pay gap has seemingly fallen on the deaf ears of BigLaw. However, recent events presage substantial movement toward pay equity in law firms, say Stephanie Scharf of Scharf Banks Marmor LLC, Michele Coleman Mayes, general counsel for the New York Public Library, and Wendi Lazar of Outten & Golden LLP.

  • Are You Prepared For A 'Post-Fact' Jury?

    Ross Laguzza

    The media has been full of stories lately about the death of facts and the rise of “fake news.” It is reasonable to wonder if people sitting on juries will be able to function appropriately in this post-fact world, says Ross Laguzza of R&D Strategic Solutions LLC.

  • The 10 Most Significant Coverage Decisions Of 2016

    Randy Maniloff

    Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP shares his list of 2016's most notable insurance coverage decisions, based primarily on the cases' potential to influence other courts nationally.

  • Keeping Pro Se Litigants At Bay

    Michael Walden

    Pro se litigation can be a time-consuming cost of doing business, particularly for large, well-known companies. Though pro se cases occasionally include interesting, even amusing, claims, like all litigation, they must be taken seriously. In this article, attorneys from Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP detail several practical approaches to dealing with the problems posed by pro se litigants.

  • A Trademark Year In Wine And Beer 2016: Part 5

    David Kluft

    David Kluft of Foley Hoag LLP finishes off his comprehensive review of this year's beer and wine trademark disputes with 32 more cases for you to bring up at your holiday party.

  • High Court Ruling In Jevic Likely To Be Narrow

    Cathleen C. Moore

    Although the justices’ questions at oral argument suggest that the U.S. Supreme Court may well reverse the Third Circuit ruling in Czyzewski v. Jevic — which approved a structured dismissal of a Chapter 11 case — the court seemed well aware of the far-reaching implications that a broad holding could have on Chapter 11 practice, say Cathleen Moore and James Thurman of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.

  • Are Courts In The Discovery Driver’s Seat?

    Cristin K. Traylor

    I recently asked a panel of four federal court judges whether they expect courts to start taking a more active role in e-discovery. They answered with a resounding yes. However, their responses left me wondering whether courts are actually taking a more active role in discovery since the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure amendments took effect in December 2015, says Cristin Traylor of McGuireWoods LLP.

  • Key Trade Secret Developments Of 2016: Part 1

    Randy Kahnke

    This year brought significant developments in trade secret law, the most important of which was the passage of the long-awaited federal Defend Trade Secrets Act. In the few months since the act took effect, litigants have already asserted DTSA claims in more than 75 federal cases, say attorneys with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.