New Jersey

  • June 29, 2017

    Equinix Monopolizing High-Speed Trading Access, Suit Says

    Trading platform Tradestream Analytics Ltd. launched an antitrust suit against data center service firm Equinix Inc. in New Jersey federal court Wednesday, accusing it of cornering the market for low-latency trading services for options and stock exchanges.

  • June 29, 2017

    NJ Court Repeats Insurers May Be Sued For Enviro Cleanup

    The New Jersey Appellate Division on Thursday reaffirmed its ruling that a property owner may pursue litigation against insurers over environmental cleanup coverage under policies issued to a bankrupt former owner.

  • June 29, 2017

    3rd Circ. Forces Redo On Costs In $10M Honeywell Settlement

    The Third Circuit gave its blessing Thursday to a $10 million settlement in a class action brought by New Jersey property owners against Honeywell International Inc. over alleged hexavalent chromium contamination, but ordered the lower court to re-examine its decision to approve the costs in the case.

  • June 29, 2017

    Man Gets 4 Years For Laundering Funds In Phone Hack Plot

    A Pakistani citizen who laundered over $19.6 million for ringleaders of a scheme to hack corporate telephone systems and generate money from calls to sham premium numbers was sentenced to four years in prison in New Jersey federal court on Wednesday, prosecutors said.

  • June 29, 2017

    Bayer Launches $2M Suit Over Defective Sunscreen Ingredient

    Bayer Healthcare LLC has slapped a chemical supplier with a breach of contract action in New Jersey state court for allegedly providing a defective ingredient to the pharmaceutical giant for its Coppertone sunscreen product, leading to more than $2 million in damages for the company.

  • June 28, 2017

    For NJ Sports Betting, Early Money's On Equal Sovereignty

    A federal law blocking states from legalizing sports betting is in jeopardy from a U.S. Supreme Court challenge by New Jersey, as the law's grandfathering of Nevada's sports betting regime could help the Garden State under a principle that argues the law cannot treat states in such disparate ways.

  • June 28, 2017

    NJ Transit Sued Over Atty's Death In Hoboken Train Crash

    The family of an attorney who was killed when a New Jersey Transit commuter train crashed into the Hoboken terminal in September has slammed the agency with a wrongful death lawsuit in state court, alleging that it failed to take steps that would have prevented the lawyer's death.

  • June 28, 2017

    Law Firm Can't Escape DirecTV Subscribers' RICO Claims

    A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday trimmed a proposed class action accusing a law firm​ ​of helping DirecTV engage in unlawful collections practices but refused to sink ​the case ​outright, finding that subscribers ​failed to establish ​a consumer fraud claim but that Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act allegations could move forward.

  • June 28, 2017

    NJ Doc Hits Robert Wood Johnson With Disability Bias Suit

    A former professor of surgery at Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey has filed suit against the school, its university hospital and several staff members, claiming that he was wrongfully fired for taking medical leave.

  • June 28, 2017

    PennEast Permit Application In NJ 'Administratively Closed'

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on Wednesday “administratively closed” PennEast's permit application related to its $1 billion natural gas pipeline project, rejecting the company's bid for more time to address deficiencies with the proposal after state officials said they had not received any substantive information from the business.

  • June 28, 2017

    3rd Circ. Urged To Boot Radiation Suit From Federal Court

    The Third Circuit was urged during oral arguments Wednesday to find that a case over a University of Pennsylvania researcher’s death following his exposure to radiation did not fall under the ambit of a law giving federal courts jurisdiction over claims stemming from nuclear incidents.

  • June 28, 2017

    NFL Film Exec Ignored Years Of Sex Abuse, Actress Says

    An executive with the film production affiliate of the National Football League ignored repeated reports by a former voice-over actress of sexual harassment and abuse and eventually fired her, she claims in a suit against him, her alleged abuser and the film companies in New Jersey federal court Tuesday.

  • June 28, 2017

    NJ Sports Doc Gets 1 Year for Prescription Bribes

    A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday handed down a one-year prison sentence to a sports medicine doctor who admitted to accepting more than $60,000 in bribes from a compounding pharmacy in exchange for referring prescriptions and falsifying health records.

  • June 28, 2017

    The 10 Funniest Moments Of The Supreme Court Term

    Neal Katyal seemingly tried to educate Justice Samuel Alito about a well-known Latin phrase, Justice Sonia Sotomayor prayed aloud that she wouldn’t be assigned a mind-numbing opinion, and Justice Elena Kagan needled a lawyer who confused her with another justice. Here, Law360 wraps up the top moments of legal levity from the latest high court term.

  • June 28, 2017

    The Most Talkative Justice Of The High Court Term

    Since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last year, a new U.S. Supreme Court justice has emerged as the most talkative at oral arguments — and the titleholder should come as no surprise to court watchers.

  • June 28, 2017

    The Cases That Got The Justices Talking

    The justices’ level of engagement at oral argument can provide a crucial window into their thinking on an issue, but interpreting what that might mean for how they’ll rule is an elusive art. Here, Law360 looks at the sessions in which each justice engaged the most.

  • June 28, 2017

    Age Restriction Not Needed In Housing Notice, NJ Court Says

    A New Jersey state appeals court said Wednesday that a trial court erred in finding a public hearing notice deficient because it did not state that a proposed townhouse development in Garwood, New Jersey, would be age-restricted, saying that information was not necessary.

  • June 27, 2017

    Justices' Eye On Sports Betting May Spur U-Turn By Leagues

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will hear a case over a federal law that prohibits states from legalizing sports betting, a surprise decision that could send leagues running to Congress for a solution.

  • June 27, 2017

    Accused 9/11 Scammer Sues Barasch McGarry For $500K

    A settlement advance company, accused by authorities of scamming 9/11 first responders, has sued Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson in New Jersey state court over claims the firm refused to pay about $500,000 owed to the business from money awarded to a retired police officer for injuries related to the terrorist attacks.

  • June 27, 2017

    Ex-City Atty Accuses Newark Mayor, Brother Of Retaliation

    A former attorney for Newark, New Jersey, has accused the city, its mayor, his brother and other top officials of retaliating against him after he “snitched” to the mayor about his refusal to sign an allegedly bad development deal, according to a suit in Garden State federal court.

Expert Analysis

  • The Meaning Of Spokeo, 365 Days And 430 Decisions Later

    Ezra Church

    In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court's Spokeo decision, nearly 60 percent of courts analyzing constitutional standing have determined that the plaintiff had Article III standing. Notably, the outcomes vary markedly by statute and forum, and have intensified in some ways over the last six months, say attorneys with Morgan Lewis.

  • 5 Things To Know About Justice Gorsuch’s First 30 Days

    Charles Webber

    Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the U.S. Supreme Court a little more than 30 days ago, on April 7, 2017. And while it is too early for him to have written any opinions, Gorsuch participated in the final 13 oral arguments of the 2016 term. Charles Webber of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP offers five takeaways from his first month on the job.

  • 5 Mistakes That End Law Firms

    Randy Evans

    Although the end often comes quickly, law firms do not fail overnight. Randy Evans of Dentons and Elizabeth Whitney of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions review five mistakes that expedite law firm failures.

  • The Absolute Pollution Exclusion Continues To Weaken

    Carl Salisbury

    Last month, the Washington Supreme Court employed a causation analysis to reject a coverage denial in Xia v. Probuilders. When it first appeared, the absolute pollution exclusion seemed to mark the end of coverage for any losses remotely related to pollution, but the pendulum might at last be swinging in the other direction, says Carl Salisbury of Bramnick Rodriguez Grabas Arnold & Mangan LLC.

  • Cybersecurity Is The Next Frontier Of State Regulation

    David Forscey

    States considering whether to enforce existing cybersecurity rules more aggressively, or else pass standards of their own, should carefully consider the policy rationale and potential pitfalls of existing frameworks and collaborate with private experts to determine what works and what does not, say David Forscey of the National Governors Association, and Steven Cash and Benjamin Nissim of Day Pitney LLP.

  • Bail Reform Will Imperil California's Justice System

    Quentin Kopp

    Each year more than 300,000 defendants are released on bail in California. But new legislation seeks to take this constitutional right away from defendants and replace it with an expensive and onerous pretrial release system. Shifting from privately funded bail to taxpayer-funded pretrial release programs will undoubtedly strain California’s already underfunded court system, says retired San Mateo Superior Court Judge Quentin Kopp.

  • Hospital Best Practices After 3rd Circ. Title IX Decision

    Amanda Wingfield Goldman

    In light of the Third Circuit's recent decision in Doe v. Mercy Catholic Medical Center, hospitals must determine whether their residency programs fall under Title IX’s umbrella. By treating medical residents like employees, hospitals can better defend against possible Title IX claims, say Amanda Wingfield Goldman and Vinson Knight of Coats Rose PC.

  • Why US Law Firms Need Anti-Money Laundering Policies

    Kristine Safos

    For U.S. law firms, anti-money laundering compliance are a business necessity. As large financial institutions and other clients adopt their own AML policies, they expect law firms they work with to do the same. Kristine Safos of HBR Consulting offers guidance on AML and client due diligence best practices.

  • Solving The Uninsured Driver Conundrum With Technology

    Kymberly Kochis

    Nearly a century after Massachusetts enacted the first law mandating the purchase of auto insurance, and despite laws on the books in almost every state, 12 percent of drivers are still uninsured. Kymberly Kochis and Veronica Wayner of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP explore why uninsured driver rates are so high, how states are addressing the issue, and consider prospects for future solutions through technological advances.

  • What Lawyers Should Know To Avoid Online Scams

    J. S. Christie Jr.

    Scams resulting in access to confidential information are probably a lawyer’s greatest technology and cybersecurity risk. But hackers are more likely to gain access to a lawyer’s computer systems through human error, usually responding to a scam, than a brute force attack, says J. S. Christie Jr. of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.