A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of December 31-January 6.


Exploding Gas Can Suit Earns Dubious Honor

Kathleen Hopkins | Asbury Park Press

An explosive event in Aberdeen in 2014 has spawned the top honor this year in a contest of dubious distinction.

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In Some of 2016’s Biggest Cases, Here’s What Happened Next

Charles Toutant | New Jersey Law Journal

After the Law Journal reports on a case or controversy, sometimes there are new developments that we miss out on when we move on to the next story. With 2016 coming to an end, we decided to take stock of new developments in some of those cases.

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New Jersey Regulation And Legislation To Watch In 2017

Bill Wichert | Law360

Employee-friendly initiatives, a proposal barring granting state contracts to businesses with mandatory arbitration clauses and gaming-related measures for racetracks may be on the horizon across New Jersey’s legislative and regulatory landscape in 2017, but the upcoming gubernatorial election could limit how much deal-making gets done.

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17 Big Dates On N.J.’s 2017 Political Calendar

Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Gov. Chris Christie nearing the end of his term, state lawmakers are up for re-election, and there’s a gubernatorial race. In other words, 2017 won’t be a snoozer in New Jersey.

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