Charles Toutant

Wrongful Death Suit Targets Drug Prescribing Practices

Charles Toutant

The underlying suit involves the death of a woman after she took liquid fentanyl.

Suit Against Cosmetics Website Held Futile Without Showing of Harm

Charles Toutant

A suit asserting violations of New Jersey's Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act by cosmetics website LushUSA.com has been dismissed because the plaintiff did not suffer any actual harm, according to the court opinion tossing the case.

Suits Over Fosamax Link to Femur Fractures Get New Life

Charles Toutant

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has overturned the dismissal of multidistrict litigation over femur fractures suffered by users of Merck's osteoporosis drug Fosamax. The decision gives new life to about 5,000 cases that had been dismissed in federal and state courts, according to pla

Total Ban on Internet Use for Sex Offenders Is Nixed

Charles Toutant

The state Supreme Court has overturned a blanket ban on internet access as a condition of parole for a convicted sex offender, citing the global computer network's pervasive reach into all aspects of contemporary life.

US Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal, Clearing Way for Pretrial Litigation in Menendez Case

Charles Toutant

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to immediately take up a petition of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, claiming that corruption charges against him are pre-empted by the speech or debate clause of the Constitution.

Discarded 'Trump' Casino Signage Is Focus of Legal Battle

Charles Toutant

Lawyers have gone to court in two states in a battle over a pair of signs bearing the name Trump that were removed from an Atlantic City casino.

No Conflict Found in Dismissal of Christie Misconduct Complaint

Charles Toutant

A citizen's complaint accusing Gov. Chris Christie of official misconduct in connection with the Bridgegate scandal appears to have run out of gas after motions to refer the case to a grand jury or appoint a special prosecutor were dismissed.

Domino's Franchise Operator Settles Wage Suit With Delivery Drivers

Charles Toutant

An operator of 26 Domino's Pizza franchises has agreed to pay $317,500 to settle a suit claiming it paid delivery drivers less than minimum wage.

Class Action Claims Samsung Failed to Notify Owners of Spying Smart TVs

Charles Toutant

The suit claims Samsung sells data gleaned from owners to marketers, and that Samsung failed to take steps to prevent hackers from gaining access to private conversations.

US Judicial Conference Calls for 3 New Seats on NJ Federal Bench

Charles Toutant

New Jersey's federal courts would gain three new judgeships if Congress approves a recommendation adopted Tuesday by the U.S. Judicial Conference.

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