A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of July 16-22.


Clarity Coming Soon About What New Jersey’s Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (“TCCWNA”) Actually Requires

Jeffrey S. Jacobson and Geoffrey Castello | Ad Law Access Blog, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Remember that wave of class actions under New Jersey’s Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (“TCCWNA”), N.J.S.A. § 56:12-14 et seq., that hit New Jersey courts earlier this year, claiming that website terms of use contained unlawful provisions?  The motion to dismiss briefing is well underway, and online merchants should soon have some clarity about what the TCCWNA actually requires.

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NJ Pork Roll Plant Worker’s Disability Suit Gets Trimmed

Charles Toutant | New Jersey Law Journal

A plaintiff who claimed she suffered discrimination by association because she worked in the same pork roll factory as her obese husband has had her suit trimmed by a federal judge in Trenton.

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Lawyer TV Ads Pay Homage to ‘Better Call Saul’

Jacob Gershman | Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog

The show “Better Call Saul” is the story of an underdog’s doomed pursuit of an honest career as a lawyer as he gradually succumbs to personal demons and grows disillusioned with the legal establishment.

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Law Firm Misses Out On Legal Work, Sues The (Potential) Client

Kathryn Rubino | Above the Law

New Jersey law firm Jaffe & Asher LLP is not handling Wells Fargo’s consumer debt collection business. That may not seem like noteworthy news; after all, there are hundreds of firms that aren’t doing work for Wells Fargo. But according to a lawsuit filed Friday in New York Supreme Court, the firm had been promised the work, and had even moved locations and renovated the office space to accommodate the anticipated work.

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Girl Denied Spot on Leon Cheerleading Team Threatens Legal Action

Amanda Claire Curcio | Tallahassee Democrat

A girl who wasn’t picked to be a Leon High cheerleader threatened legal action against the school district if she wasn’t put on the team.

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