A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of July 11-17.


Acting N.J. Attorney General Shakes Up Top Staff, Fills Vacancies

Christopher Baxter | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

After months of working with a depleted leadership team, acting state Attorney General John Hoffman has promoted several top staffers and filled vacancies to bring one of the most powerful state departments back to full power.

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Stadiums Would Be Lined With Nets If Foul Ball Suit Succeeds

Peter Blumberg | BloombergBusiness

Fans in box seats at Major League Baseball games might have less use for their gloves if Oakland A’s fan Gail Payne gets her way. Payne cited the estimated 1,750 fans a year who are struck by balls, mostly fouls, in a group lawsuit seeking to force major league stadiums throughout the U.S. to erect safety nets from “foul pole to foul pole.”

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Man Claims Beggin’ Strips Don’t Have Enough Bacon

Josh Saul | NY Post

Beggin’ dog treats are begging for bacon, a new federal lawsuit claims. Nestle Purina Petcare Company is ripping off dog owners by marketing its popular Beggin’ dog treats as containing lots of real bacon when the product really only has miniscule amounts of the delicious meat, according to the Manhattan federal court lawsuit.

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Ex-Soccer Pro Sues Team Because They Benched Him

Kathianne Boniello | NY Post

A second-tier soccer player is suing because he’s been kicked down to an even lesser league.

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