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Use of Recall Judges Constitutional, Split N.J. Appellate Panel Holds

A 40-year old New Jersey law that allows recalling judges to service after they reach mandatory retirement ages has survived, by a slim margin, its first constitutional challenge. READ MORE »

Union Leader's Romance With Lawyer Flouted Fiduciary Duty, Member Says

A New Jersey labor lawyer's alleged romantic involvement with the president of a union his firm represents is adding fuel to a lawsuit charging the president breached her fiduciary obligation to the union.READ MORE »

For Trial Lawyers Like Paul Rowe, The Courtroom Is the Place To Be

"Living the case" is perhaps the watchword for Rowe, who chose decades ago to make trial work his metier and has never looked back. READ MORE »

Former Aide Says Bridget Kelly Was 'Nervous and Erratic' on Bridgegate

A former member of Gov. Chris Christie's administration gave testimony Tuesday that painted an unflattering portrait of his fired deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, who allegedly initiated last fall's closure of George Washington Bridge local access lanes. READ MORE »

Prosecutor Turned Whistleblower Can't Access Grand Jury Records

A former New Jersey prosecutor fired after he objected to intervention by Gov. Chris Christie's administration in a criminal case, allegedly to help political supporters, has been denied access to grand jury records he says will help prove his claims. READ MORE »

Jets 'Flight Crew' Cheerleaders' Wages Kept Grounded, Suit Says

A former New York Jets cheerleader has lodged a putative class action in New Jersey accusing the team of wage and hour violations—the fourth known suit against NFL teams by cheerleaders claiming they're essentially paid less than minimum wage. READ MORE »

Palimony Litigants Dispute Whether Writing Requirement Is Retroactive

The New Jersey Supreme Court hears arguments on whether a law requiring palimony agreements to be in writing bars enforcement of oral agreements that preceded the law's adoption. READ MORE »

Judge Charged With Ethics Breaches Says He Needs Discovery To Answer

A New Jersey Superior Court judge facing discipline for alleged demeaning behavior toward court workers denies that he violated judicial ethics canons but says he needs more information to respond to the specific charges. READ MORE »

Cruise Hand Who Rocked the Boat Wins $560K Whistleblower Award

A pleasure cruise company that badmouthed a deckhand after he sued over alleged violation of overtime laws has been hit with a $560,000 whistleblower verdict, including $200,000 in punitive damages, by a New Jersey jury. READ MORE »

Plaintiff Whistleblower Firm Sued Over Data 'Theft' Seeks Dismissal

Phillips & Cohen, a firm in the business of representing whistleblowers, is seeking to throw out a New Jersey suit by a company that a jury found defrauded numerous government entities.READ MORE »

For Trial Lawyers Like Paul Rowe, The Courtroom Is the Place To Be

"Living the case" is perhaps the watchword for Rowe, who chose decades ago to make trial work his metier and has never...READ MORE »

With a Vision and Voice, Eliades to Take Helm of NJSBA

Paris P. Eliades will be sworn in Thursday as the 116th president of the New Jersey State Bar Association. READ MORE »

N.Y. Law Governs Insurer's Duty in Malpractice Suit Over N.J. Matter

A New York lawyer sued for malpractice over a real estate investment in New Jersey can't avail himself of New Jersey... READ MORE »

Suit Over Teen Suicide Who Alleged Abuse by Coach Settles for $900K

The family of a high school baseball player who committed suicide after alleging he was subjected to sexual abuse by... READ MORE »

Carpenter Hurt in Scaffold Fall Wins $2.75 Million Recovery

A carpenter won a $3.5 million verdict for injuries from a scaffold fall but will recover only $2.75 million due to... READ MORE »

No Donut Loophole for N.J. Lawyer Ticketed in Traffic Stop

A Dover lawyer who got ticketed for cutting through a Dunkin' Donuts parking lot while looking for the Weehawken municipal... READ MORE »

 

Survey: Law Firms Are Guilty of Info Overkill

Instead of bombarding in-house clients with releases, respondents say they prefer tailored messages and relationship... READ MORE »

Directors May Be Personally Vulnerable in Company Data Breaches

Senior executives may face serious liability in the wake of a major data breach. READ MORE »

New GoodReader App Improves PDF Management, Editing

$2.99 app helps legal professionals solve the lack of a dedicated file management system on Apple devices. READ MORE »

Changes to New York's Estate and Trust Income Tax Laws

In their Trusts and Estates Law column, C. Raymond Radigan and David R. Schoenhaar write: Just as we were getting used...READ MORE »


Different Industries, Common Compliance Challenges

Chief compliance officers at global companies share many of the same challenges despite being in diverse industries. READ MORE »

Audrey Boone Tillman: Back to the Law Dept. as Aflac GC

The new general counsel of insurance giant Aflac Inc. is an attorney used to making transitions. READ MORE »

When Labor Regulations Are Preempted by Local Laws

Lobbying groups are working to pass state laws preempting local employment regulations. READ MORE »

Survey: Law Firms Are Guilty of Info Overkill

Instead of bombarding in-house clients with releases, respondents say they prefer tailored messages and relationship... READ MORE »

Transactional Matters: More Substance Than Technique

It is absolutely critical that the in-house attorney hired as a generalist should have some basic skills in contract... READ MORE »

(Yawn) Lawyers Are the Most Sleep-Deprived

Take back the night: Turn off your smartphone, keep the room dark and cool. READ MORE »

 

In-House Counsel Profile: Stephen Patton, corporation counsel for the City of Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel hired Stephen Patton as the city's ­general counsel in 2011. Within a short time, he brought major... READ MORE »

Websites Not Liable For Content Of Linked Articles

Blogging lawyers in the state may be relieved to know that they cannot be found liable for defamation if they link to... READ MORE »

International Arbitration Under the Bermuda Form

John Fellas discusses the origins of the Bermuda Form, an excess liability insurance policy; some of its key provisions;... READ MORE »

Lawyers Call Vehicle Search Ruling a 'Huge' Departure

While criminal defense lawyers' reactions to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's recent ruling lowering the standard for...READ MORE »