A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for January 13-19.


NJ Confirms Nation’s First Sikh as Attorney General: Bergen County’s Gurbir Grewal

James Nash | NorthJersey.com

Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal became the nation’s first Sikh state attorney general and the first of Gov. Phil Murphy’s Cabinet officers to take office, after winning Senate confirmation.

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Political Realities of Trenton Temper Phil Murphy’s Liberal Dreams

Charles Stile | NorthJersey.com

For months now, hardened political veterans have quietly written off Phil Murphy as another doomed, well-intentioned do-gooder from Goldman Sachs who will get eaten alive the minute he plunges into the State House shark tank.

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Phoney Lawsuits: Polish Immigrant Concludes Six-Figure Run By Settling 31st Lawsuit

Karen Kidd | Legal Newsline/Forbes

The last of a Polish immigrant’s 31 Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits, which paid out more than $800,000, has settled, but the need to reform telemarketing regulation continues, a privacy and securities class actions defense lawyer says. “Everyone in America knows that the TCPA isn’t stopping unwanted calls,” Jeffrey S. Jacobson, partner and co-chair with Kelley Drye & Warren’s class action group in New York, told Legal Newsline.

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Starbucks Wins Dismissal of Lawsuit Alleging it Underfilled Lattes

Gerardo Alvarez | ABA Journal

A federal judge in California has dismissed a proposed class action suit that accused Starbucks of uniformly underfilling its lattes in order to save on milk costs.

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New Scheme for Recognition of Foreign Judgments Chafes Some Lawyers

Charles Toutant | New Jersey Law Journal

Legislation enacted Monday has made it easier for New Jersey courts to deny recognition of foreign judgments that are illegitimate, but some lawyers said they find the remedy more odious than the problem.

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