Kasowitz's career-defining undertaking in Washington, D.C., has raised new questions about the trajectory of his New York firm.
Kasowitz's career-defining undertaking in Washington, D.C., has raised new questions about the trajectory of his New York firm.
Civil litigators and corporate counsel can almost taste victory in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California, seen as the term's most important case on jurisdiction.
The apps keep coming, but do most clients care?
A joint opinion by three New Jersey Supreme Court committees has blacklisted three web-based services that match litigants with attorneys.
In a win for the corporate defense bar, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened jurisdictional rules that determine where companies can be sued.
In less than a year, Big Law has seen at least three lateral hires go seriously, even criminally, awry.
A new report from ALM Intelligence and Morrison & Foerster shows just what is keeping GCs up at night.
A high-profile trademark fight centered on the Asian-American rock band The Slants ended Monday with a ruling that the Lanham Act’s prohibition against “disparaging” marks violates the First Amendment.
A nonprofit organization named Concerned Veterans for America has begun running an ad asking readers to call their senators and urge a vote in favor of Stephanos Bibas, a Penn Law professor who was recently nominated to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
A new ACC survey indicates that a higher percentage of women than men occupy lower-level categories when it comes to in-house salaries.
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Mitch Williams was awarded $1.5 million by a state court jury in Camden Tuesday in his breach of contract suit against MLB Network.
In a 5-4 ruling delivered at its final sitting, the court strictly interpreted deadlines for opting out of ongoing securities litigation.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has nominated nine lawyers to various judicial positions, including seven to the Superior Court bench. He also has nominated an appeals court judge for tenure.
A state appellate panel has indefinitely suspended the law license of William Baroni Jr., a former Port Authority official and one of the key figures behind the Bridgegate scandal that helped crush the presidential hopes of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
A federal appeals court held that a district judge was wrong to rule on a motion to dismiss before considering whether the dispute had to be resolved through arbitration.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday nominated five lawyers to be judges of the Superior Court, the Office of Administrative Law and the Workers' Compensation Court.
Some lawmakers equated the drug ads to political advertisements, which may have a kernel of truth, but lack enough information to make a sound decision.
Forty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court held that lawyers had a First Amendment right to advertise their services—likely to the dismay of late-night TV viewers everywhere.
Lawyers squared off before the New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday over whether Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, the state's largest health insurer, can proceed with its planned rollout of its two-tiered Omnia Health Alliance Insurance Plan.
Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, which appears to be in a sort of growth mode of late, has snagged three lawyers from health care boutique Kern Augustine, including its managing partner.
Amazon is a participant in the OnRamp Fellowship program for women attorneys who want to re-enter the workforce after time off.
The New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller has nearly unfettered authority to conduct random audits of any government agency, and does not have to explain its reasons why it decides to conduct an audit, a state appeals court said in a published decision.
A disbarred New Jersey lawyer accused of helping himself to large sums of client funds has succeeded in defeating one of the most serious charges against him—and in the process prompted an appeals court to shed some light on how the money laundering statute applies to attorney account misuse.
A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor accusing the operator of 17 Houlihan's restaurants in New Jersey and New York of illegally pocketing portions of servers' and bartenders' tips, and failing to pay them for working overtime.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that Maplewood attorney John Sogliuzzo is liable for damages for using undue influence to take $391,000 from an elderly relative.
New Jersey is one step closer to imposing regulations on the burgeoning practice of "telemedicine," where patients remotely receive medical evaluations or counseling from their health care providers.
Lawyers handling drug-defect suits say New Jersey courts could see an uptick in volume of pharmaceutical and medical device suits in light of this week's Supreme Court ruling in a California case that narrowed access to jurisdiction for out-of-state plaintiffs.
A committee of the New Jersey Assembly has recommended passage of a bill that would greatly expand the state's 8-year-old paid family leave program.
An investment adviser's legal malpractice claims against New Jersey firm Bressler, Amery & Ross are precluded by prior arbitration against his employer, a state appeals court has ruled.
The primary certifying body for osteopathic physicians is set to proceed to discovery in a fraud and antitrust suit in the District of New Jersey after a federal judge in Camden denied the association's motions to dismiss a suit by doctors.
A federal judge in Camden has tossed some claims for malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty against Archer & Greiner and two of its lawyers arising from their representation of the former general counsel of a vacation time-share company.
As speculation proved true that a 2015 Tax Court decision providing for taxation of nonprofit hospitals would result in a wave of litigation, lawmakers are once again trying to solve the problem in Trenton.
The New Jersey Law Journal, with the help of an outside panel of distinguished members of the legal community, has named Alexander Shalom Attorney of the Year. Shalom's selection from a panel of three finalists was announced Tuesday evening at the Law Journal's Professional Excellence event.
A former corrections officer who was forced to retire after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis has secured an $11.8 million jury verdict, including $10 million in punitives, in Mercer County Superior Court.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to determine whether Princeton-based Heartland Payment Systems will be allowed to collect more than $2 million in counsel fees after it successfully fought an ex-employee's whistleblower and breach-of-contract lawsuit.
In a rare self-reversal, the New Jersey Supreme Court has overturned its five-year-old ruling that permitted appeals courts judges to use their own judgment in reviewing decisions made by trial judges regarding the admissibility of evidence in criminal trials.
The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday passed legislation designed to expand the state's 8-year-old paid family leave program.
New Jersey lawmakers took a step forward Monday on legislation opposing President Trump's immigration policies—which would use state funds to reimburse local governments for federal funds they may lose if they declare themselves sanctuary cities.
The Supreme Court of New Jersey has ruled that individual fields of data from electronically stored public records are subject to disclosure under the Open Public Records Act.
A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that Gov. Chris Christie does not have to turn over correspondence with a nonprofit group that assisted with his unsuccessful presidential bid.
The New Jersey Senate on Monday gave final legislative approval to a bill that would impose taxes on the burgeoning home-sharing industry.
Rider University is facing a suit over its plans to undo its 1992 merger with Westminster Choir College of Princeton and to sell the music school and its campus.
An appeals court has ruled that two consecutive suits by a criminal defendant against his defense attorneys in the same case do not constitute a violation of the entire controversy doctrine.
New Jersey lawmakers may help travelers quench their thirsts in the wee hours of the morning at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday recommended approval of 13 nominations to the state Superior Court and one nomination to the Office of Administrative Law.
The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday gave final legislative approval to a bill that would impose rules and regulations on the growing practice of "telemedicine," where patients remotely receive medical evaluations or counseling from health care providers.
The French word "fonctionnairisme" is the bureaucratic culture of doing your job without regard to the politics of those in charge. Former FBI Director James Comey has given us a look at the American version of fonctionnairisme. He is a fonctionnaire clean down to the bone.
First Assistant Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino has been tapped by Attorney General Christopher Porrino to replace Carolyn Murray as the acting county prosecutor.
A man who sustained numerous broken bones after he allegedly was run off the road was paid a $1.2 million settlement in his Burlington County suit, Kelly v. Lembeck, on June 9.
Adam Jed of DOJ’s Civil Division has argued in circuit courts around the country. Special Counsel Robert Mueller III added another appellate specialist to his legal team that is investigating Russia’s interference with the U.S. presidential election last year.
S-677 would require that a racial and ethnic impact statement be prepared for legislation and new rules that would affect pretrial detention, sentencing, probation, or parole policies concerning adults and juveniles. We urge the governor to sign S-677 without delay.
Jury Charge Erroneous Where It Failed to Properly Instruct as to Limit of Right to Possess Weapon for Self-Defense
Police Improperly Subjected Defendant to Investigatory Detention by Blocking in Her Vehicle, without Articulable Reasonable Suspicion
Attorney General Lacked Authority to Issue Subpoenas After Declining to Intervene in Qui Tam Action
The recently released June issue of New Jersey Lawyer, the bi-monthly magazine of the NJSBA, takes a close look at an extremely topical subject: national security and civil rights.
A round-up of action from Trenton, including NJSBA members offering expertise on municipal court issues.
Mortgagee's Changing of Locks on Property Insufficient to Establish It as Mortgagee in Possession
A report on recent action in Trenton of interest to NJSBA members
The New Jersey Senate on Monday gave final legislative approval to a bill that is intended to promote pay equity for women by prohibiting employers from asking prospective employees about their wage histories.
New Jersey senators on Monday sent a bill to Republican Gov. Christie that, if signed, would greatly expand the state's eight-year-old paid family leave program.
In Grandview at Riverwalk Port Imperial Condominium Association v. K. Hovnanian at Port Imperial, a Hudson County jury on June 1 awarded a $10 million construction defect verdict against a publicly traded developer and an architectural company.
The NJSBA's Diversity Summit attracted more than 130 legal professionals to examine the imprint of blatant bias on the nation 50 years ago and the institutionalized variety that persists today.
When Spokeo v. Robins is properly understood as a jurisdictional decision, it becomes clear that it will not, as some have predicted, spell the demise of an entire category of class actions. Instead, it will simply shift the adjudication of those cases to state court.
Counsel Fees Authorized Where OPRA Litigation Causes Production of Records, but Action Moot Where Production Occurred Prior to Litigation
Expert Report Constituted Net Opinion Where Based on Experience Not Informed by Industry-Accepted Standards and Practices
Recent appellate decisions, both published and unpublished, show an increasing willingness to contract the expansion of the Open Public Records Act.
More people arrested for DWI should receive the kind of support that Tiger Woods is getting.
Comptroller's Authority to Conduct Agency Audits Precluded Agency Preconditioning Cooperation on Explanation for Its Selection for Audit
A recap of recently published articles for NJSBA section newsletters
Indictment Dismissed Where State Failed to Properly Instruct Grand Jury as to Mental Culpability Required for Assault with Bodily Fluid
Trial Court Erroneously Precluded Defense Evaluation of Victim's Intellectual Capacity
Venue Transfer Erroneous without Notice to State & Defendant and without Proper Deference to Presumption against Transfer
Judge Hardiman Gives Hobbs Lecture Keynote at Seton Hall Law. Malyk Assumes Chair of NJSBA Immigration Law Section. Empire State Chair on Display at Sills Cummis.
McGivney & Kluge Elevates Cook to Name Partner; Firm Name Changes. New Counsel Joins McManimon Scotland. Former Brach Eicher Attorney Goes Solo. Kestner Joins Archer & Greiner. Goldberg Segalla Welcomes Allen.
A license to practice law should be worn as a badge of honor, and appropriately comes with added responsibilities to serve the public good and to adhere to higher standards of conduct. Nevertheless, political advocates who happen also to be lawyers ought not have their political speech expose them to ethics grievances by their political opponents.
Deadline for annual foundation art show July 14
The NJSBA Board of Trustees voted on a series of measures including a budget, diversity, and comments on rule changes when it met on June 16
A former corporation counsel for Newark has claimed in a whistleblower suit that he was fired after objecting to terms of a deal between the city and a developer.
Defendants Not Entitled to Information Regarding Sensitive Law Enforcement Investigative Techniques
Outside Physician Not Covered by Hospital's Insurance Where Neither Physician nor His Practice Qualified as Covered "Employee"
Entities Eligible to Redeem Tax Sale Certificate Narrowly Constructed and Therefore Excluding Other Rightsholders With Similar Sets of Rights
Shootings are the natural and probable result when pretty much any American who hasn't been imprisoned or institutionalized can lawfully buy a gun. It is the terrible collateral cost of an armed populace.
Because of the impact that instructions have upon the jurors at every stage of trial, it behooves trial counsel to really give consideration to proposed instructions at any stage of trial.
Don't believe the Internal Revenue Service; always verify. And as for filing deadlines, those are rigid when it comes to the Tax Court.