A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for March 10-16.
On March 13, Gov. Murphy delivered first budget address to a joint session of the legislature, giving the state its first good idea of his priorities now that he is in office. From now until July 1, the legislature will be focused on passing a budget built on the foundation Murphy laid.
A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for February 24-March 2.
Judicial gatekeeping on expert testimony is often discussed as a concern about junk science – with an implication that anything not plainly lacking in scientific basis is a mere question of persuasiveness that should therefore go to the jury. The New Jersey Appellate Division recently took that concept to its extreme conclusion, holding that whenever a well-credentialed expert relies on some sort of scientific data and can offer an explanation for his conclusions, that testimony must be admitted, no matter the methodological flaws. Those flaws go merely to the strength of the testimony, the panel determined, and weaknesses can be exposed on cross examination and countered by other experts. As a result, the trial judge’s studied judgment to bar flawed expert testimony in the ongoing In re Accutane Litigation was reversed.
A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for February 3-9.
A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for January 27-February 2.
Gov. Murphy ran on a progressive, social-justice-orientated agenda, but as is the trend right now, offered few details on specific policy proposals. Until we hear Murphy’s budget address, and see his proposed budget, much of his agenda remains a mystery. However, we are getting some clues about what his legal policy plans are based on the Law & Justice report from his transition committee.
A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for December 30-January 5.
A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for December 9-15.
Get ready to cast your vote! The polls are now open for the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute’s annual Most Ludicrous Lawsuit competition. A lot of ridiculous lawsuits were filed in New Jersey this year, but only one can be crowned 2017’s Most Ludicrous Lawsuit.