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"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.
Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) and Senator Nia Gill (D-Essex) defeated primary challengers earlier this week. Senator Lesniak, who chairs the Economic Growth Committee, easily defeated Roselle school board member Donna Obe. Senator Gill, who chairs the Commerce Committee, defeated law professor Mark Alexander. Both Lesniak and Gill serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Make N.J. courts more user-friendly
You may recall an eyeroll-inducing $4.2 million red light camera settlement proposed earlier this year. Motorists who meet certain criteria (and complete all administrative paperwork) are eligible for an insulting $6.00 award… which hardly makes a dent in the average $85 - $140 red light camera citation. Show More Summary
Rayner NJLRA executive director Marcus Rayner testified before the state’s highest court on Tuesday, May 21st. Rayner asked the justices to consider amending the state’s Rules of Evidence to ensure that evidence permitted in New Jersey courtrooms are of comparable caliber to evidence permitted at trial in other jurisdictions. Show More Summary
Litigation costs are high - for everyone. Read about NJ Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner's effort to overhaul New Jersey's civil and criminal justice systems, recently outlined at a State Bar Association event: Rizzo/The Star-Ledger.
Download Facebook bill coverage Bill text Conditinal Veto Press Release
The General Assembly is scheduled to consider changes requested by Governor Christie to the so-called ‘Facebook bill,’ which would prohibit employers from asking for the passwords and login information of current and prospective employees, on Monday, May 20th. Show More Summary
The so-called "Facebook bill" (A2878) was hailed as a way to safeguard employees' online privacy. But tucked away in sections 4 and 5, language would have permitted employees and prospective employees to sue businesses who inquired about their Facebook usage. Show More Summary
The General Assembly’s schedule for April – June 2013 appears below (check here for last minute changes). Click here for a list of committee assignments. THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013 Quorum MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013 Voting Session MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013 10:00 a.m. Show More Summary
..said Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer. Spencer was responding to news that a Texas high school football coach is suing the Dallas Cowboys Stadium over a runaway golf cart incident in 2011. Remember that? Neither do I, but it supposedly...Show More Summary
Legal reform has the power to spur economic growth while being budget-neutral. It’s one of its most compelling arguments. But now that the Legislature is on a budget break hiatus – the period between the end of March and the end of June...Show More Summary
Legislation which revises the law concerning derivative proceedings and shareholder class action lawsuits was signed into law by Governor Christie. It was part of a package of bills sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan (D-Middlesex)...Show More Summary
NJLRA's letter-to-the-editor regarding the vacancies on New Jersey's highest court in Sunday's Times of Trenton.
Our friends at the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers (NJCAR) team up with NJLRA executive director Marcus Rayner to tell us why it's important for New Jersey's business community to support A-3264: A-3264 is sponsored by Assemblyman Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex). Show More Summary
Assemblyman Craig Coughlin accepts award from NJLRA executive director Marcus Rayner NJLRA was pleased to present Assemblyman Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) and Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex) with its first Outstanding Legislator awards at our biannual Membership Luncheon. Show More Summary
A few months ago, Roche took the unprecedented step of asking Judge Carol Higbee, who presides over Accutane litigation in Atlantic County, NJ, to recuse herself for bias (Read Roche’s documentation here). Unsurprisingly, Judge Higbee rejected the motion. Roche has now escalated its efforts to remove her, filing an appeal motion. Read More.
The so-called 'bad faith' bill was held by the Senate Commerce Committee, due to a lack of support. Bad faith bill is bad policy for New Jersey Read NJLRA's position here.
S-2460, the covertly dubbed “Consumer Protection Act of 2012,” is a new lease on trial lawyers’ attempt to create a new cause of action for ‘bad faith’ (S-766/A-3434). That bill, S-2460, is now scheduled for a hearing on Monday, March 4th, in the Senate Commerce Committee. Show More Summary