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 High Court Ponders Liability in the New Economy

Contract work blurs the traditional definitions and roles of employee and employer, and this evolution of the labor market has created tension between contract law and employment law. The New Jersey Supreme Court has taken up a case that arises out of that evolution. It is deciding whether contract employees can be required to waive tort claims they might bring against a contract employer when Workers Compensation is available from their direct employer. We filed an amicus brief in this case arguing that making the Workers’ Comp model compatible with the modern economy requires that such arrangements be upheld.

By |2017-10-27T13:59:39-04:00October 27, 2017|News, Top Stories|0 Comments
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