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Assemblyman Herb Conaway, chair of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, reintroduced legislation granting civil immunity for certain volunteer physicians, nonprofit clinics, and federally qualified health centers. A volunteer...Show More Summary
We already know that lawsuit abuse impacts access to healthcare, insurance costs, and (if you live in New Jersey) your ability to profit from driving under the influence. But a new study suggests that frivolous litigation may have extended its reach to the playground as well. Show More Summary
The following pieces of legislation were prefiled for introduction for the new legislative session, which officially began on January 10th. Please contact NJLRA if you would like additional information about any of the following: Summary...Show More Summary
A $4.1 million settlement awarded to a north Jersey man who overdosed on stolen drugs as a teen is gaining national infamy. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce nominated it for this month’s Most Ridiculous Lawsuit http://www.facesoflawsuitabuse.org/. Show More Summary
A-3304, which NJLRA opposes, is scheduled for consideration by the full Assembly today. If enacted, this legislation would make the 2008 False Claims Act retroactively applicable to alleged offenses occurring up to 14 years ago, from March 1998. Show More Summary
What do the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey Retail Manufacturers Association, National Federation of Independent Business-New Jersey, Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey, Chemistry...Show More Summary
A-265 would create a specialized business court within the New Jersey Superior Court. Legal issues involving businesses are increasingly complex, laden with terminology and evidence which is unfamiliar to the common court. Highly technical matters are identified and addressed at great cost to both businesses and taxpayers alike. Show More Summary
Have a happy & safe holiday season, from all of us at NJLRA!
Since you just can’t make some things up (“Man who overdosed at teen house party awarded $4.1 million settlement,” Markos, The Record), here is NJLRA’s statement: Ridgewood drug store to pay nearly half; underscores need for legal reform TRENTON, N.J. Show More Summary
A Florida resident, who makes a living by suing under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), is poised to make litigation tourism New Jersey’s premier industry. “The ADA was intended to protect consumers, not liquidate businesses.” Read it here in The Record.
A-3434, which NJLRA opposes, was passed in the Assembly yesterday by a vote of 44-27. This bill, which requires a review of consumer contract for unconscionability, may actually be in conflict with Federal law under a U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down on April 27th, 2011 in AT&T vs. Show More Summary
The Assembly is scheduled to consider A-3434 during Thursday’s voting session. NJLRA opposes A-3434, which requires a review of consumer contract for unconscionability and sets the standard for review. Members should note that this bill may actually be in conflict with Federal law under a U.S. Show More Summary
The Assembly Regulated Professions Committee unanimously approved A-3929, which requires certain civil actions against certain licensed professionals to be brought within two years, down from six.
Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula’s “Trade Secrets Act” was passed unanimously by the General Assembly during Monday’s voting session. Under A-921/S-2456, a company or organization would be able to sue for damages or losses that result from...Show More Summary
The so-called “lame duck” session of the Legislature – the period between Election Day and the start of the next legislative session in January – is traditionally a period of frenetic lawmaking activity. For outgoing legislators whoShow More Summary
Unfortunately, it occurs all too often: a plaintiff overstates, inflates, or fabricates an injury altogether after an auto accident and seeks compensation. And then she posts photos of herself completing a 5k on Facebook. DefendantsShow More Summary
This time, it’s a man-made disaster: lawsuits. The best odds in Atlantic City may be in the Courtroom - not its casinos. The Press of Atlantic City reports that until very recently, the City paid out an average of $2.5 million annually in legal settlements. Show More Summary
People often say that they sit out “off year” elections like this one because they’re not as important as Presidential or gubernatorial elections. This notion is entirely false. Only a handful of us will ever meet the President or require an intervention from the White House. Show More Summary