New Jersey

  • October 15, 2021

    3rd Circ. Nixes Injunction In Baking Co.'s Trade Secrets Suit​

    A Third Circuit panel considering Mallet & Co.'s trade secret suit against rival baking equipment maker Synova LLC reversed an order blocking Synova from making certain products and employing former Mallet workers, finding Friday that Mallet must identify the particular trade secrets Synova allegedly misappropriated and demonstrate that they're protected.

  • October 15, 2021

    NJ Dentist Gets $1.4M Verdict Pulled In Suit Over Surgery

    A New Jersey appeals court on Friday undid a $1.4 million verdict in a suit by a woman alleging a dentist botched a tooth extraction and damaged her nerves, finding that the trial court was wrong to exclude or limit testimony from a potential witness and a defense expert in the case. 

  • October 15, 2021

    Teligent's Distributors Balk At Customer Risks In Ch. 11

    An unexpected lawsuit that emerged earlier this year from Insys Therapeutics Inc.'s bankruptcy case in Delaware raised concerns on Friday among Teligent Inc.'s largest pharmaceutical distributors that the bankrupt generic-drug manufacturer could put their customer programs at risk.

  • October 15, 2021

    Hotel Union Wants NJ Sheraton To Pay For Pandemic Layoffs

    A New York hospitality union has urged a New Jersey federal court to confirm three arbitration awards directing a Sheraton hotel to pay for severance and health fund contributions due to employees who were laid off as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • October 15, 2021

    Resistance To J&J's Bankruptcy Gambit May Be Futile

    Attorneys for talc plaintiffs with claims against Johnson & Johnson are determined to challenge the company's legally gray strategy of saddling a bankrupt subsidiary with its billions in talc liability, but experts say that battle will likely be an uphill one.

  • October 15, 2021

    NJ Panel Undoes Cable Regulator's Prorated Bill Mandate

    A New Jersey state appeals court on Friday invalidated the state cable regulator's order that Altice must prorate customers' final bills, backing a federal judge's determination that the mandate encroaches upon federal law.

  • October 15, 2021

    Counsel Sanctioned In Newark Health Dept. Bias Suit

    An attorney representing a health inspector of Haitian descent in a national origin and retaliation bias suit against the Newark health department was ordered by a New Jersey federal judge on Thursday to reimburse the defendants for legal fees and costs incurred through the litigation.

  • October 15, 2021

    3rd Circ. Revives Tax Evader's Deportation Challenge

    The Board of Immigration Appeals incorrectly found that a piece of late 1990s legislation barred an Italian man convicted of tax evasion from deportation relief, the Third Circuit said, sending the case back to the board for further review.

  • October 15, 2021

    FDA Panel Backs J&J COVID Booster For Ages 18 And Up

    A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended Friday for the agency to approve emergency use of booster shots for Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine for adults 18 years and older.

  • October 15, 2021

    DuPont, Others Must Face NJ Water Co.'s Pollution Suit

    A New Jersey federal judge won't let Corteva Inc., DuPont de Nemours Inc. and others escape a suit from Suez Water New Jersey Inc. alleging they allowed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, into the state's waterways, saying the utility has sufficiently alleged injuries resulting from contamination.

  • October 15, 2021

    Pardoned Ex-Observer Editor In Plea Talks For NY Charges

    A former New York Observer editor-in-chief charged by the Manhattan district attorney with cybercrimes after President Donald Trump pardoned him for similar federal charges told a state judge Friday that he is looking to strike a deal.

  • October 15, 2021

    Pa. Atty Disbarred In NJ For Misusing Client Trust Funds

    The New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday stripped former Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba PC attorney Anthony S. Rachuba IV of his Garden State license following his disbarment in Pennsylvania for misappropriating funds from a client's living trust.

  • October 15, 2021

    Vote On 1st Circ. Pick Tees Off Week's Action On Judges

    Democrats have teed up Senate floor and committee action on several judicial nominees the week of Oct. 18 as they seek to maintain the quick pace of confirmations for President Joe Biden's court picks.

  • October 14, 2021

    CR Bard Can't Escape Texas Man's Heart Filter Suit

    A Texas federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a design defect claim against C.R. Bard Inc. brought by a man who claims that a piece of a vein filter device lodged in his heart but said that the device maker still had to face failure-to-warn claims.

  • October 14, 2021

    NJ Atty Keeps License As Disbarment Rule Goes Untouched

    The New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday saved an attorney from losing her state law license for covering a client's settlement payment with other clients' funds before receiving the money from him, as the justices censured the lawyer while stopping short of revisiting the state's disbarment rule.

  • October 14, 2021

    Cosby Facing More Sex Abuse Claims After Axed Conviction

    A former "Cosby Show" actress launched a $25 million lawsuit on Thursday accusing Bill Cosby of drugging and raping her in a New Jersey hotel 31 years ago, joining the dozens of women who have accused him of sexual assault.

  • October 14, 2021

    Johnson & Johnson Puts Talc Spinoff Into Ch. 11

    Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that it has sought Chapter 11 protection in North Carolina bankruptcy court for LTL Management, the subsidiary it has newly spun off to hold its cosmetic talc liability.

  • October 14, 2021

    College Of NJ Students Can't Halt COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

    A New Jersey federal judge refused Thursday to block The College of New Jersey's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, rejecting five students' attempt to get around a U.S. Supreme Court ruling more than a century old on the grounds that the shots at issue are not actually vaccines.

  • October 14, 2021

    Fla. Man Admits Faking 21 Virus Loan Applications

    A Florida man who received nearly $4.7 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans by lying about his purported businesses in nearly two dozen applications pled guilty Wednesday in New Jersey federal court to wire fraud and money laundering.

  • October 14, 2021

    Lowenstein Atty, Gov.'s Aide Pulled Into NJ Virus 'Favor' Suit

    A Lowenstein Sandler LLP attorney and the outgoing chief of staff to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy must face allegations they took part in firing a state health official for objecting to collecting COVID-19 test samples from the chief of staff's relatives, a state judge has ruled in the ex-official's whistleblower suit.

  • October 14, 2021

    Purdue Ch. 11 Plan Challenges Won't Hit 2nd Circ. Right Away

    A New York bankruptcy judge on Thursday denied a motion from parties appealing the confirmation of Purdue Pharma's Chapter 11 plan to bypass the normal appellate channels and bring their arguments directly to the Second Circuit.

  • October 14, 2021

    Pharma Co. Teligent Opens Ch. 11 In Del. With $130M Debt

    Generic pharmaceutical company Teligent Inc. sought Chapter 11 protection in Delaware on Thursday with nearly $130 million in debt and plans for a sale, saying it has been dealing with "regulatory headwinds" and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • October 13, 2021

    NJ Fertility Clinic Inks Deal To Settle AG's Data Breach Probe

    A New Jersey fertility clinic has agreed to pay $425,000 and strengthen its data security to resolve claims that it failed to put adequate measures in place to protect health information that was swept up in a data breach that affected nearly 15,000 patients, the state attorney general said Tuesday.

  • October 13, 2021

    Biden Admin. Plans 'Ambitious' Wind Farms On US Coastline

    U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Wednesday said her agency is working on an "ambitious roadmap" to develop wind farms along almost the entire U.S. coastline, as part of the Biden administration's goal to increase renewable energy production.

  • October 13, 2021

    Investor Says Biotech Co. Hid Issues Leading To Delays

    A CorMedix Inc. investor launched a derivative shareholder lawsuit Wednesday, claiming that the biopharmaceutical firm's share value plummeted when the public learned that previously undisclosed manufacturing issues were delaying regulatory approval of its antibacterial product candidate.

Expert Analysis

  • 4 Antitrust Risk Areas To Watch For Government Contractors

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    To plan for the increased likelihood of detection and stiff penalties for antitrust violations following the anticipated passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, compliance efforts should focus on joint bidding, dual distribution, legal certifications, and hiring and compensation, say Andre Geverola and Lori Taubman at Arnold & Porter.

  • Girardi Scandal Provides Important Ethics Lessons

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    The litigation and media maelstrom following allegations that famed plaintiffs attorney Thomas Girardi and his law firm misappropriated clients' funds provides myriad ethics and professional responsibility lessons for practitioners, especially with regard to misconduct reporting and liability insurance, says Elizabeth Tuttle Newman at Frankfurt Kurnit.

  • Opinion

    No Signs Of Turning, Tide Of Insurer COVID Wins Persists

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    The trend of COVID-19 business interruption decisions favoring insurers continues to hold strong — any commentary to the contrary is striking a narrative that is not borne out by reality, say attorneys at Dentons.

  • Series

    Embracing ESG: Jabil GC Talks Compliance Preparation

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    Tried-and-true compliance lessons from recent decades can be applied to companies’ environmental, social and governance efforts, especially with regard to employee training and consistent application of policies — two factors that can create a foundation for ESG criteria to flourish, says Robert Katz at Jabil.

  • 3 Ways CLOs Can Drive ESG Efforts

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    Chief legal officers are specially trained to see the legal industry's flaws, and they can leverage that perspective to push their companies toward effective environmental, social and governance engagement, says Mark Chandler at Stanford Law School.

  • How Law Firms Can Rethink Offices In A Post-Pandemic World

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    Based on their own firm's experiences, Kami Quinn and Adam Farra at Gilbert discuss strategies and unique legal industry considerations for law firms planning hybrid models of remote and in-office work in a post-COVID marketplace.

  • Manufacturers Face Evolving COVID-19 Legal Challenges

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    Product manufacturers must adopt new strategies to defend against pandemic-related legal challenges, including discovery delays in health care litigation, novel consumer protection claims, aggressive government enforcement actions and supply chain disputes, says Stephanie Laws at Maslon.

  • Series

    Embracing ESG: Baker Hughes CLO Talks Sustainability Team

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    For businesses focused on addressing environmental, social and governance considerations, a legal team that can coordinate sustainability efforts across the company can help to manage risk and compliance issues, anticipate and prepare for change, and identify new opportunities, says Regina Jones at Baker Hughes.

  • What Mainstreaming Of Litigation Finance Means For Industry

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    The rush of new capital and investors into the litigation funding space is expected to bring heightened competition on price and other key deal terms, but litigants will need to be more in tune with individual financiers' proclivities, says William Weisman at Therium Capital Management.

  • After Ida, A Look At Sandy's Flood Insurance Lessons

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    The flood insurance experience gained in connection with Superstorm Sandy can offer valuable lessons to those that have suffered a flood loss from the recent Hurricane Ida, and can guide others before and after the next storm, say Lee Epstein and Matthew Goldstein at Flaster Greenberg.

  • Lifting The Veil On The Supreme Court's Shadow Docket

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    Following headline-making U.S. Supreme Court emergency orders on Texas’ new abortion law, COVID-19 restrictions and more, Vetan Kapoor, counsel to Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, examines the court's so-called shadow docket and its decision-making procedures, including questions around transparency, timing and precedential effect.

  • Series

    Insurance Commissioner's Agenda: DC On Long-Term Care

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    Washington, D.C., Insurance Commissioner Karima Woods outlines the development of insurance coverage for older adults' long-term care benefits and how regulators and the industry are attempting to resolve issues with the popular product.

  • 'McMorris Factors' Create Obstacles For Data Breach Plaintiffs

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    The factors for evaluating standing in the context of data breach allegations set forth by the Second Circuit in McMorris v. Carlos Lopez & Associates earlier this year may be difficult, if not impossible, for plaintiffs to satisfy, but the standard varies from circuit to circuit, say David Topol and Pamela Signorello at Wiley.

  • Series

    Embracing ESG: United Natural Foods GC Talks Bottom Line

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    In prioritizing environmental, social and governance initiatives as strategic value drivers, corporate general counsel can leverage meaningful ESG progress to benefit both the business's bottom line and the wider world, says Jill Sutton at United Natural Foods.

  • Perspectives

    One-Subject Rule Strategy Can Defeat Dangerous State Laws

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    Attorneys at Ulmer & Berne explain how single-subject rule violation claims can thwart certain unconstitutional or controversial state statutes and protect civil rights in the face of state governments under one-party rule.

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