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A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of March 8-14, 2014. Flushability of Wipes Spawns Class-Action Lawsuit U-Jin Lee | ABC News A New York doctor has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the makers of "flushable" wipes after experiencing what he claims were major plumbing and clogging issues in his home. Show More Summary
This week we moved into our new office building at 112 W. State Street in Trenton. Stop by and say hello the next time you are in the area!
Amending New Jersey’s law governing the appeal-ability of class certifications has long been a priority of the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute because the current practice of allowing appeals only by permission of the court emphasizes economics over justice, and invites plaintiffs to file weak claims. Show More Summary
Jessica Beym | South Jersey Times A former attorney in the Haddonfield office of a firm specializing in toxic tort litigation today admitted that he falsified defendants’ names in more than 100 asbestos suits filed in New York State courts in order to increase business and his standing in the firm, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. Full Story.
This week the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund. The issue in the case is the ongoing viability of fraud-on-the market theory as an underlying assumption in shareholder class actions. Court...Show More Summary
Lee Moran | New York Daily News McDonald's has been hit with a supersized lawsuit. Unhappy eater Webster Lucas reportedly wants $1.5 million from the fast-food company after he claimed the staff only gave him one napkin. Full Story.
The New Jersey State Bar Association has created a Task Force to examine the issue of judicial independence. The members of the Task Force are retired judges, law professors, practicing attorneys and members of the lay public. The goal...Show More Summary
Acting Attorney General Hoffman has released a summary of the civil judgments obtained by the state during 2013. The $304 million collected is a $104 million increase over 2012 judgments. Litigation-related payouts by the State in 2013 totaled approximately $77.7 million. Show More Summary
A New Jersey teen is making headlines across the country for the lawsuit she has filed against her parents seeking monetary support. However, this is just the tip of the juvenile lawsuits iceberg. Morris Catholic High School StudentShow More Summary
Justin Fox | Harvard Business Review Blog Network The Supreme Court is going to host a debate next week on the efficient market hypothesis. The battle lines may not be exactly what you’d expect: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Justice...Show More Summary
On February 26, Gov. Christie delivered his budget address to a joint session of the legislature, officially kicking off negotiations on the state’s FY 2015 budget. The legislature’s focus for the next few months will essentially be on the budget, as it must be passed by July 1. Show More Summary
A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of February 15-21, 2014. Woman Scalded by Hot Apple Cider Sues Dunkin' Donuts in N.J. Court New Jersey Law Journal In a case reminiscent of the 1994 McDonald's hot coffee...Show More Summary
Filling a lawsuit is always a gamble since the odds are never certain, but for these litigants what’s at stake is gambling. New Jersey Files Sports Betting Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court John Brennan | The Record Governor Christie and the state Attorney General’s office, as promised, have taken the case for sports betting in New Jersey to the U.S. Show More Summary
Thanks to its plaintiff-friendly procedural rules and broad consumer protection laws, New Jersey is a hotbed of class action litigation. These four cases provide just a snapshot of the sort of cases coming to the New Jersey courts as class actions, highlighting the challenges judges face in overseeing this sort litigation. Show More Summary
The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute is excited to announce that the Honorable Stuart Rabner, Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, will deliver remarks at the Institute’s Spring 2014 Membership Luncheon. The event will also include an update on NJCJI's legislative efforts, upcoming events, and our expanding work in the courts. Show More Summary
The New Jersey Supreme Court is soliciting applications from attorneys and judges interested in serving on one of the court’s various committees. “The list of committees for which the Court is seeking to create this pool of potential...Show More Summary
The Bridgegate scandal continues to dominate the New Jersey political scene, drawing the media’s and the legislature’s attention away from other issues. The ripple effects of the investigation are being felt well beyond the legislature as the number and scope of subpoenas increases. Show More Summary
I can hear the television commercial now: “Did you suffer emotional damage when Michael Jackson died? You may be eligible for compensation.” Court Finds Fan Club Members Were Harmed by Michael Jackson's Death Kevin Underhill | Lowering...Show More Summary
While only earning a spot on the Judicial Hellholes “watch list” last year, a look at this week’s top news stories suggests New Jersey may be back on the full-on Hellhole list next year thanks to the horde of pharmaceutical lawsuits currently playing out in the state. Show More Summary
A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of February 1-7, 2014. The Plot to Make Big Food Pay Helena Bottemiller Evich | Politico Lawyers are pitching state attorneys general in 16 states with a radical idea: make the food industry pay for soaring obesity-related health care costs. Show More Summary