Bringing Common Sense To Our Legal System

The news clips from this week make you sort of shake your head in disbelief. But are they really that outrageous when you consider we have numerous state laws explicitly encouraging litigation when other means of dispute resolution would be quicker and more cost effective; poorly drafted statutes invite endless lawsuits over their interpretation; and antiquated policies limit the ability of our state to improve its legal climate?

By |2017-06-29T19:52:19-04:00June 29, 2017|News, Top Stories|0 Comments

Growing Jury Verdicts Make Appeals Challenging

Certain New Jersey businesses have a hard time appealing verdicts against them because it is simply too expensive to do so. The cost comes not just from the expense of hiring attorneys, but from having to post a bond for the full amount of an adverse verdict before being allowed to appeal. In this day and age, eye-popping jury verdicts are not uncommon, but financial regulations and the nature of certain businesses makes it challenging to get funding for appeal bonds.

By |2017-03-10T14:50:43-05:00March 10, 2017|News, Top Stories|0 Comments

Christie Outlines Budget Priorities

On February 28, Gov. Christie delivered his eighth and final budget address to a joint session of the legislature, officially kicking off negotiations on the state’s FY 2018 budget. The legislature’s focus for the next few months will essentially be on the budget, as it must be passed by July 1.

By |2017-03-03T13:39:46-05:00March 3, 2017|News, Top Stories|0 Comments
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