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If you think America's litigious culture is a recent trend, think again. Back in 1938, Ms. Helen Silva was enjoying a turkey dinner at Woolworth’s restaurant when she choked on a small bone. A bystander came to her rescue, but she sued the restaurant for $36 in medical fees and embarrassment. Show More Summary
S-3030, the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 II, advanced from the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday, November 14th. Part of a larger economic growth package, Section 3 would cap appeal bonds at $50 million. New Jersey law requires a defendant to post an appeal bond at least equal to the full amount of the judgment. Show More Summary
Governor Christie easily won re-election, defeating Senator Barbara Buono by more than 20 percentage points. Senate Democrats retained their 24-16 majority. Assembly Republicans picked up at least one seat. Though others are contested, they will remain in the minority. Show More Summary
Governor Chris Christie (R), Incumbent Senator Barbara Buono (D), Challenger Polls close at 8:00 pm. Look up your polling location here.
The Gubernatorial race and all 120 seats in the state Legislature are up for grabs. Registered voters can check their polling locations here. Analysis of the 2013 ballot questions can be found here.
While you’re dodging crazy goblins and ghouls, you might want to keep a watchful eye for crazy lawsuits, too. In honor Halloween, here is our compliation of crazy Halloween lawsuits from 2010: The Haunted House was too scary. Yep, it was filed by an adult against a large company. Show More Summary
When natural disasters strike, indiscriminate in wrath and sometimes unprecedented in destruction, at least one fact generally applies: volunteers are needed to help recover and rebuild. Hundreds of licensed architects and engineersShow More Summary
Senator-elect Cory Booker and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg went on the record on tort reform in this vintage Meet the Press segment, circa 2009. The newly elected Senator defeated Republican Steven Lonegan earlier this week to fill the remainder of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg's term. Show More Summary
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to advance the nomination of Faustino Fernandez-Vina. If confirmed by the full Senate, he would replace Justice Helen Hoens, whom Governor Christie declined to renominate. The Court currently has two vacancies, reflecting a three-year impasse between the Governor and Senate leadership.
Camden County Superior Court Judge Faustino Fernandez-Vina is scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow afternoon. Fernandez-Vina was nominated by Governor Christie to succeed Justice Helen Hoens, who he declined to reappoint to the state Supreme Court earlier this year. Show More Summary
Newark mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat, and former Bogota mayor, Republican Steve Lonegan face off in a special election on Wednesday to fill the remaining term of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg, who passed away earlier this year. Legal...Show More Summary
Running is one of those things in life for which you can't buy an insurance policy, but there's no shortage of running-related injuries and lawsuits in America (cases in point). NJLRA and the Insurance Council of New Jersey participated...Show More Summary
The Honorable Roberto Rivera-Soto You may recall former N.J. Supreme Court Justice Roberto-Rivera Soto as the justice who declined to seek renomination to the State's highest court back in 2011, just as the current high court standoff began to unfold. Show More Summary
The Senate is scheduled to vote on changes this Monday to the so-called “Facebook bill” made by the General Assembly. The changes, supported by NJLRA, concur with the Governor’s conditional veto of language which would have made it illegal for employers to discuss social media experience in certain situations. Download NJLRA coverage of A-2878 | More Information
NJ’s civil courts are experiencing a backlog of litigation, despite a decrease in the number of filings. Read Marcus Rayner’s assessment of why this may be happening.
Several weeks ago, State Sen. Ray Lesniak questioned whether Justice Helen Hoens should, or even could, be reappointed to the State Supreme Court. Today, citing Sen. Lesniak’s vow to block her nomination, Governor Christie announced that he would not reappoint Justice Hoens. Show More Summary
It’s been nearly twenty years since Stella Liebeck made the first McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit famous by spilling coffee in her own lap and suing the fast food chain. But becoming a posterchild for our overly litigious culture has done little to discourage copycats, as a McDonald’s in River Edge, Bergen County discovered this week. Show More Summary
What do Wawa and McDonald’s have in common? They each sell coffee. And it’s hot. You may have read about the North Jersey couple who filed suit against a chain of Wawa convenience stores. Tracy Hanson was burned by hot coffee nearlyShow More Summary
"Unfair Wage Recovery Act," A-4124 Passed by AWC, 5-1 on 6/10/13 "Ban the Box," S-2586 Discussion in SLA on 6/13/13
Marcus talks about how plaintiffs’ attorneys in New Jersey will be able to cash in on legislation governing sex abuse. He responded to a Wall Street Journal editorial which called out California for advancing a similar measure. New Jersey’s proposal would carry even greater consequences.