In a precedential opinion Friday, the Third Circuit refused to revive a onetime Pennsylvania university executive’s whistleblower retaliation suit, saying that her comments about school budget misrepresentations were not constitutionally protected and that the state higher education system is shielded from such litigation.
After recently defeating the first of a slew of cases claiming that its talcum powder products caused consumers to develop mesothelioma, Johnson & Johnson is facing the start of another trial on Monday in its home state of New Jersey. Law360 looks at three things the plaintiff will be looking to show the jury.
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has agreed to hold off on its generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim’s blockbuster blood thinner Pradaxa as part of a patent infringement settlement cleared Friday by a New Jersey federal judge.
A New Jersey municipal court judge has been accused of ethics violations for allegedly using profanity toward state troopers and seeking special treatment when he was arrested in 2016 for driving while intoxicated after the officers found him asleep in his car on the side of a highway.
The Democratic governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut said on Friday they've formed a coalition to sue the federal government over the state and local tax deduction cap in the recently enacted federal tax law, arguing it tramples on states' rights and the U.S. Constitution's Equal Protection Clause.
In this week's Taxation With Representation, Sanofi snapped up Bioverativ for $11.6 billion, Celgene bought Juno for $9 billion, and AIG acquired Validus for $5.56 billion.
A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday trimmed civil rights claims a fellow jurist had brought against three judges and the state judiciary, finding that some of his allegations didn’t touch on a matter of public concern, which is a requisite for bringing discrimination claims.
A prosecutor told a New Jersey federal jury Thursday that a hedge fund owner duped investors into giving him $4 million and spent most of those funds on an extravagant lifestyle that included a $1 million home and a roughly $100,000 diamond ring, but defense counsel said he believed he had earned the money.
A review conducted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in the wake of the Wells Fargo & Co. fake account scandal has so far not found similar problems at other large banks, the new chief of the national bank regulator said last week in a letter to Senate Democrats.
A New York state appeals court on Thursday affirmed that a New Jersey cancer treatment center can’t dodge a medical malpractice suit on jurisdictional grounds, reasoning that the company has a location in Manhattan and conducts “purposeful” activities in the Empire State.
The New Jersey Appellate Division on Thursday reinstated a former high school student's product liability suit against Virco Manufacturing Corp. after he injured his finger in a cafeteria table locking mechanism, saying the trial court should hold a hearing on the admissibility of the student's expert testimony.
A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday tossed a former Rutgers University volleyball player's sexual assault and harassment claims against her onetime coach, saying the action was filed too late even after accounting for the period when she claims to have repressed memories of the alleged abuse.
Ballard Spahr LLP has named partner Jeffrey S. Beenstock, a transactional real estate attorney who has been with the national 15-office firm since 1999, managing partner of the outpost in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the firm said Wednesday.
The Third Circuit on Wednesday backed a lower court’s decision giving a quick win to the Philadelphia Housing Authority Police Department in a suit from an African-American sergeant who said he was demoted because he complained that white officers were mistreated by black officers.
From a reunion with a regional cap-and-trade program to a rebirth for offshore wind development, newly minted New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy heralds a greening of the Garden State's energy policies, Trenton watchers say. Here's a list of new energy and climate policy changes that bear watching.
An Indian immigrant protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program from deportation was sworn into the New Jersey bar at a ceremony Wednesday, where state officials revealed that New Jersey is joining a court challenge to DACA’s planned end.
A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday tossed a lawsuit alleging the state discriminates against lesbians seeking insurance coverage for infertility treatments, ruling that the public agencies and individuals named in the suit are shielded by sovereign immunity.
Kirkland’s Inc. urged a Pennsylvania federal judge Wednesday to pause a class action alleging the retailer printed too many credit card digits on receipts, arguing the case should be put on hold until the Third Circuit settles a standing issue in a similar suit recently booted out of federal court in New Jersey.
A hedge fund owner accused of stealing $4 million from investors lost his bid Wednesday to keep out trial evidence that he allegedly spent victims' funds on luxury items, after a New Jersey federal judge rejected his claims that such material is irrelevant and would unfairly prejudice jurors.
A hotel executive admitted Wednesday in New Jersey federal court to embezzling more than $13 million from a New York-based hospitality company where he was the chief operating officer and dodging taxes on $28 million in income, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Law firms are businesses where partners operate with significant autonomy. To see their priorities translate into individual partner action, firm leaders should use a few collaborative strategies, suggests Hugh A. Simons, former senior partner of The Boston Consulting Group and former COO of Ropes & Gray LLP.
A recently approved multimillion-dollar settlement agreement in Acevedo v. BrightView Landscapes, a hybrid collective/class action covering 27 states, illustrates the limitations of fluctuating workweek plans, and potential pitfalls for employers who utilize this payment method, says Jeffrey Cadle of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP.
Courts have consistently held that social media accounts are subject to established discovery principles but are reluctant to allow parties to rummage through private social media accounts. Recent case law confirms that narrowly tailored information requests get the best results, say Matthew Hamilton, Donna Fisher and Jessica Bae of Pepper Hamilton LLP.
When a catastrophe strikes and insurance companies either deny coverage or limit the coverage provided, the insurance broker is in the crosshairs of what can turn out to be a litigious claim. Gary Strong of Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP explores the duty of insurance brokers in New Jersey and how these duties come into play, particularly after Superstorm Sandy.
Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of homeland security, was kind enough to let me visit him to reflect on his diverse career. He told stories that left me speechless. And yes, the man who was responsible for the Transportation Security Administration removed his shoes when going through airport security. You bet I asked, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
While Alexander Hamilton is the subject of a hit Broadway musical and renewed biographical examinations, professor Kate Brown takes us down a road less traveled in her book "Alexander Hamilton and the Development of American Law" — showing Hamilton as first, last and foremost an American lawyer, says U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas.
There are at least four reasons supporting the need for some form of a mediation group within a law firm, especially in firms with larger practices, according to Dennis Klein, owner of Critical Matter Mediation and former litigation partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recently released draft strategic plan for 2018-2022 starkly narrows the items on which the EPA will focus its resources and turns the agency’s back on many objectives contained in the previous plan — things that the Trump administration and Administrator Scott Pruitt believe should not be done at all, says Dan Jordanger of Hunton & Williams LLP.
There is a difference between a lawyer or investigator seeking evidence to defend against allegations and correct misrepresentations, and, on the other hand, using duplicitous means to gather information and intimidate alleged victims and journalists. Client advocacy does not mean winning at all costs, says Nicole Kardell of Ifrah Law PLLC.
Today's climate of “alternative facts” has jurors making decisions based on beliefs, emotions and social affiliations that often go unacknowledged or underappreciated. To present their case in the most persuasive manner possible, litigators should consider adapting to their audience when it comes to four psychological factors, say consultants with Persuasion Strategies, a service of Holland & Hart LLP.