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Want to see New Jersey's unemployment rate drop by up to 2.3%? Tort reform would bring a welcome infusion of cash and jobs into New Jersey’s struggling economy, according to a report issued by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform. Show More Summary
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Statehouses across the country are grappling with budget deficits and declining revenue. We’ve all heard of successful programs meeting their demise due to an absence of funding. Crippling budgetary trade-offs being made to our educational system, law enforcement, and the like have become so commonplace that they barely raise eyebrows in disbelief. Show More Summary
If you receive NJLRA’s weekly email, you may have read Douglas Bergen’s reports in the Ocean City Patch: Ocean City Pays Lifeguard $50,000 in Secret Lawsuit Settlement and Ocean City Pays More Than $200,000 to End Firefighter Lawsuit. Show More Summary
Have you ever been asked “Can I have your ZIP code?” by a perky cashier? It’s not something I have an issue with- after all, they’re just numbers that I happen to share with 25,000 other people. Kerry Feder, a Verona, NJ resident, doesn’t see it that way. Show More Summary
Admittedly, when I think of “trade secrets,” I tend to think of multiples of, well, Trade Secret. But in New Jersey, the “trade secrets” referred to an important piece of legislation, S-2456, which unanimously passed the Senate Commerce Committee on Monday. Show More Summary
Assemblyman Joseph Cryan (center), with David Kott of McCarter & English (left), and Marcus Rayner Marcus Rayner (far left), and AnnMarie McDonald (far right), with Scott Ross of the New Jersey Petroleum Council and Michael Egenton of...Show More Summary
One thing is clear: NJ's hospitality industry could be severely impacted by Voss v. Tranquilino. Here are some highlights from Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan’s (D-Union) keynote address at NJLRA’s annual Fall Membership Luncheon:...Show More Summary
Assembly Majority Leader Joe Cryan (D-Union) will be the keynote speaker. Over 60 people have registered. We’ll post event comments and photos as soon as we can.
Late last month, Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-Cape May) introduced S-3028. Like its companion bill, A-4228, this legislation would reverse the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision in Voss v. Tranquilino, which allowed a motorcyclist to sue the bar for injuries he sustained while driving drunk. Show More Summary
NJLRA hopes that everyone is safe, powered, and dry following Hurricane Irene. Kudos to all of those who helped others last weekend and during the ensuing floods. As we look toward Labor Day weekend, here are some outrageous lawsuits to help lighten the mood. Show More Summary
“… why not offer legal protections to the ugly, as we do with racial, ethnic and religious minorities, women and handicapped individuals?” Extending the Americans with Disabilities Act to protect the “ugly?” Seriously?! Most of us are taught that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, not the ADA attorney. Show More Summary
We get a lot of questions about tort reform efforts pre-NJLRA, particularly with respect to medical malpractice reform. Here is a roundup of what occurred in New Jersey, 2002-2003. Note: Since this effort predates NJLRA’s founding, please chime in with anything else that should be included. Show More Summary
Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D-Union) will be the keynote speaker at NJLRA’s annual Fall Membership Luncheon. The event will take place at the Trenton Country Club in West Trenton on Tuesday, September 13, at noon. Click here to RSVP now. It’s free, but an RSVP is required. We hope to see you there!
We all remember Tyler Clementi’s tragic suicide last year, which propelled the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act through the Legislature. Just about everyone agrees that addressing student bullying is a positive step toward deterring the conditions which contributed to this young man’s untimely death. Show More Summary
Christie on Perry: a laudable record on tort reform (Max Pizarro / Politicker NJ) Tort reform was a key element in Texas’s economic recovery at a pace unheard of in most other states.
If you’re a small business entrepreneur and manage to sneak some time away this summer (or just a concerned citizen wanting to learn more about how your local government works), you might want to pick up a copy of Assemblywoman Amy Handlin’s...Show More Summary
The results of our very unscientific Facebook poll are clear: as of 8/9/2011, 1:04 p.m. EST Yet, we still need legislation to deliver this message to the New Jersey Supreme Court…
A jury recently awarded a $2.5 million judgment against Warren Township, population 16,000, over its handling of a report the Council received about an intoxicated municipal judge on the bench. With a total budget of $16 million, this...Show More Summary
Richard Kreimer has discovered something the trial bar has known for quite some time: there is good money in suing people. Excerpt from Alexi Friedman’s piece in the Star-Ledger: “Kreimer, who is homeless, has made a name for himself...Show More Summary