AS NEW JERSEY’S unemployment rate hovers around a regionally high 10 percent, our businesses face a stagnant economy coupled with high business costs, and our state and local governments must address significant spending cuts, some may not realize that New Jersey’s economy is taking another serious hit – from frivolous litigation.
Let's say you are a woman over 40 who follows the American Cancer Society guidelines (regardless of the recent controversy about them) and faithfully gets a mammogram each year.
What would you do if you tried to make your 2010 appointment, only to learn this test is no longer available anywhere in the state? Would you take a day off from work to travel to Pennsylvania - or forgo your screening entirely?
TRENTON, N.J. - A report released today by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) places New Jersey's courts at number 4 in its annual list of "Judicial Hellholes," with a particularly dire situation in Atlantic County.
"Every dollar spent defending against a groundless lawsuit is a dollar that won't be spent on research and development, capital investment,