A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for January 27-February 2.
Just in Time for the Super Bowl, a Look at the NFL’s Offbeat Cases
Randy Maniloff | New Jersey Law Journal
Super Bowl LII is upon us. In fact, the pre-game show has already started. And while football is the national pastime, litigation is a close second. So what better way to deal with any lull in the action than a discussion of the substantial number of lawsuits that surround the National Football League, its players and fans.
Orange Juice Decision Shows the True Silliness of Many Food Lawsuits
U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform
Last week, a New Jersey judge “squeezed out” lawsuits in multidistrict litigation alleging that Tropicana falsely represented its orange juice as “all-natural.”
Bridgegate Aide Tells 3rd Circ. Open Road Not A Civil Right
Jody Godoy | Law360
A former aide to ex-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urged the Third Circuit on Tuesday to overturn her convictions in the Bridgegate criminal case, arguing that drivers don’t have a civil right to traffic-free travel and that prosecutors have no business second-guessing government officials.
Accutane Suits Rightly Held Time-Barred, Appellate Division Rules
Michael Booth | New Jersey Law Journal
A New Jersey appeals court handed Hoffmann-La Roche a minor victory on Tuesday when it affirmed a trial judge’s ruling that four plaintiffs in the Accutane litigation blew the statute of limitations in filing their product liability lawsuits.
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