Michael Booth

NJ Court Allows Volkswagen Emissions Case to Proceed

Michael Booth

Federal statutes and regulations on auto emission standards do not preclude New Jersey plaintiffs from pursuing consumer fraud and related claims against Volkswagen that stem from the carmaker's diesel emissions scandal, a state appeals court ruled on Monday.

Bill Would Prohibit Sharing Info With 'Voter Fraud Panel'

Michael Booth

New Jersey lawmakers have introduced bills that would prohibit the state from providing the Trump administration's "Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" with any information about the state's voters that is not already publicly available.

2-Year Time Limit Applies to Wrongful Disclosure of HIV Status

Michael Booth

A two-year statute of limitations applies to an HIV-positive patient who claims one of his doctors improperly disclosed his medical status to a third party without his consent, a New Jersey appeals court has ruled.

Christie Vetoes Anti-Trump Travel Ban Bill

Michael Booth

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday vetoed Democrat-supported legislation that sought to bar the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from enforcing President Donald Trump's March executive order restricting entry for immigrants from a group of predominantly Muslim, Middle Eas

Christie Brings Back Staff Lawyer to Be Chief Counsel

Michael Booth

Gov. Chris Christie has turned to another insider to serve as his top legal adviser through the last six months of his final term in office.

Ties to Developer Don't Upend NJ Judge's Housing Rulings

Michael Booth

Past affordable housing rulings made by now-retired Superior Court Judge Douglas Wolfson, challenged by the township of South Brunswick based on the judge's long-term personal and professional relationship with a developer, will stand, a trial court decided Thursday.

Wildstein Gets Probation for Bridgegate Role

Michael Booth and David Gialanella

David Wildstein, once a powerful staffer at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who admitted to masterminding what came to be known as the "Bridgegate" scheme, has avoided prison time.

Nurse Can Proceed With Perceived Disability Claim

Michael Booth

A nurse will be allowed to pursue her claim that she was fired by a hospital because of a belief that she was physically unable to perform her job, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

Police Must Release Dashcam Video, Reports in Fatal Shooting

Michael Booth

Dashboard camera recordings and use-of-force reports generated in connection with the fatal police shooting of a man who led the officers on a high-speed chase through several northern New Jersey communities are public records subject to disclosure, the state Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape a Recognized Tribe, Court Rules

Michael Booth

The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation, which claims its history has been rewritten in New Jersey in recent years, is a recognized American Indian tribe, a state appeals court has ruled.

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