Mark your calendars and plan to join us on October [...]
A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for March 3-9.
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.
In her Inquirer article on the Consumer Fraud Act-based Super Bowl ticket lawsuit, author Jan Hefler optimistically asserts, “A ruling in the fan’s favor could also lead to lower ticket prices the next time the Super Bowl is held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.” That the court recently ruled in the fan’s favor is true. Whether it will lead to lower ticket prices in the future is a more complicated question.
Do you remember what you had for lunch yesterday? How about 2 weeks ago? How about 10 years ago? Even if you do remember, do you think you could come up with evidence – like witnesses or receipts – to back up your story, or do we just have to take your word for it?
This January, Democrat Phil Murphy will be sworn in as [...]
New Jersey is an outlier. Though nearly 40 states and the federal court system have adopted similar rules governing the admissibility of expert evidence, New Jersey has stuck with an older rule.
A law firm in Evesham, New Jersey is fuming at the fact that the Subway “Footlong” settlement was thrown out.
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.
Frank joined NJCJI to discuss the Subway “Footlong” settlement, explaining why class action settlements are so prone to abuse, and why consumers are better off when class action abuse is curbed.