Charles Toutant

NJ Comp Board May Decide Case of Resident Injured Out of State

Charles Toutant

The Division of Workers' Compensation has jurisdiction over the case of a New Jersey resident who was hurt on an out-of-state jobsite but was at home when he accepted the offer of employment, an appeals court has ruled.

Rabner to ICE: NJ Courthouses Off-Limits for Arrests

Charles Toutant

Following the recent arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of two people attending proceedings in New Jersey courts, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner has asked the agency to declare courthouses off-limits for future arrests.

'BYOB' Ad Ban Under Scrutiny in A.C. Strip Club's Suit

Charles Toutant

A First Amendment suit by an Atlantic City strip club seeks to halt enforcement of a state law making it a crime for restaurants and clubs to advertise a BYOB policy.

'Smart Contracts' Demand Sharper Tech Skills From Lawyers, Experts Say

Charles Toutant

While expectations should be tempered, experts said blockchain adoption will bring changes to the practice of law.

'Smart Contracts' Demand Sharper Tech Skills From Lawyers, Experts Say

Charles Toutant

Lawyers who advise clients on "smart contracts" drawing on blockchain technology say some potential adopters liken them to a "magic pill" that will provide a cure to all their contract-related headaches. But as 'smart contracts' become more common in more sectors of the economy, lawyers will need to

SCOTUS Rejects Challenge to NY Law Requiring In-State Office

Marcia Coyle and Charles Toutant

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied review to a New Jersey lawyer's constitutional challenge to New York's requirement that nonresident members of the New York bar maintain a physical office for business within the state.

Electronics Company Awarded $3.7M in Contract Dispute

Charles Toutant

A Passaic County jury awarded a $3.7 million verdict on March 28 to a Dover electronics company in Electrospec Inc. v. New Jersey Micro-Electronic Testing Inc., a breach-of-contract and fraud suit.

Ex-New Jersey Judge, Colleagues Lose Bid to Dismiss Computer Hacking Suit

Charles Toutant

Former Essex County Superior Court Judge Carol Ferentz, Benjamin DelVento and DelVento's sons Benjamin Jr. and Matthew had moved to dismiss the suit by Maurice Donovan.

Ex-Judge, Colleagues Lose Bid to Dismiss Computer Hacking Suit

Charles Toutant

A former Superior Court judge and three colleagues at her present firm have lost their bid to dismiss a former partner's suit accusing them of theft and computer hacking.

Drugmaker Must Pay Opponents' Fees After Patent Suit Held 'Meritless'

Charles Toutant

Roxane Laboratories must pay legal fees and costs for two defendants after filing a patent infringement suit that was "exceptionally meritless," a federal judge in Newark has ruled.

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