A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for January 27-February 2.


Just in Time for the Super Bowl, a Look at the NFL’s Offbeat Cases

Randy Maniloff | New Jersey Law Journal

Super Bowl LII is upon us. In fact, the pre-game show has already started. And while football is the national pastime, litigation is a close second. So what better way to deal with any lull in the action than a discussion of the substantial number of lawsuits that surround the National Football League, its players and fans.

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Orange Juice Decision Shows the True Silliness of Many Food Lawsuits

U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform

Last week, a New Jersey judge “squeezed out” lawsuits in multidistrict litigation alleging that Tropicana falsely represented its orange juice as “all-natural.”

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Bridgegate Aide Tells 3rd Circ. Open Road Not A Civil Right

Jody Godoy | Law360

A former aide to ex-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urged the Third Circuit on Tuesday to overturn her convictions in the Bridgegate criminal case, arguing that drivers don’t have a civil right to traffic-free travel and that prosecutors have no business second-guessing government officials.

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Accutane Suits Rightly Held Time-Barred, Appellate Division Rules

Michael Booth | New Jersey Law Journal

A New Jersey appeals court handed Hoffmann-La Roche a minor victory on Tuesday when it affirmed a trial judge’s ruling that four plaintiffs in the Accutane litigation blew the statute of limitations in filing their product liability lawsuits.

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