A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of June 20-26.


Christie to Announce Presidential Bid on Tuesday in Livingston

Melissa Hayes | The Record

Governor Christie will announce his presidential bid at his former high school in Livingston on Tuesday, according to a source close to the campaign.

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NJ Bill Would Disallow Tax Deduction for Punitive Damages

Michael Booth | New Jersey Law Journal

The state Senate has passed legislation that would bar businesses from deducting punitive damage awards from their state taxes.

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Uber’s “Illegal E-Hails” Destroying Yellow Cab Industry: Suit

Carl Campanile, Rebecca Harshbarger and Leonard Greene | NY Post

The value of the once-vaunted New York City taxi medallion has dropped by more than 40 percent in recent months and will soon become “worthless” unless the city puts the brakes on Uber, a new lawsuit charges.

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Thin-Skinned and Upset? Call a Lawyer

Ronald D. Rotunda | Wall Street Journal (Opinion)

A group of judges, attorneys and law professors recently voted to make tapping the shoulder of a Muslim woman to ask for directions potentially punishable in a U.S. court of law. This group, the American Law Institute, is an elite private organization that includes the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, the chief judges of the U.S. Courts of Appeal and the highest state courts, most law school deans, some law professors and private attorneys.

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Bill to Require Paid Sick Leave in N.J. Advances

Matt Friedman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

A state Senate committee on Monday advanced legislation that would make New Jersey the fourth state in the nation to mandate that workers get paid sick leave.

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