Legal Reform Can Help Rev Up New Jersey’s Economic Engine

Gov. Phil Murphy has issued an executive order creating a new Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council tasked with providing the Governor actionable advice on how to improve the state’s economy and create more jobs. We are encouraging the Council to include legal reform in its recommendations since our state’s current legal climate is hindering economic growth.

By |2018-03-09T14:45:57-05:00March 9, 2018|News, Top Stories|0 Comments

No Place Like Home: Corporate Jurisdiction & the Future of Forum Shopping

The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California, shuts down certain forms of forum shopping, but it might lead to more lawsuits being filed in New Jersey state courts because of our state’s plaintiff-friendly laws and the fact that many major businesses call New Jersey home. On October 20, 2017, the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute hosted a conference exploring this issue.

By |2017-12-01T14:22:30-05:00December 1, 2017|News, Top Stories|0 Comments

New Jersey Drops in the Rankings. Again.

A new survey from the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform ranks New Jersey’s legal climate as one of the worst in the nation. 41st in fact. This is a drop of three spots since this survey was last conducted, and it is the lowest our state has ever ranked since the Chamber started doing this survey in 2002.

By |2017-09-15T14:13:53-04:00September 15, 2017|News, Top Stories|0 Comments
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