A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of June 27-July 2.



NJ Law Would Limit Employment Credit Checks

Jeannie O’Sullivan | Law360

Employers would face thousands of dollars in fines if they require credit checks on current and prospective employees, except for financial and law enforcement positions and in cases in which they suspect a worker is breaking the law, under legislation limiting employment credit checks that the New Jersey Senate approved on Monday.

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Paid Sick Leave Bill Would Encourage Nasty Legal Battles

Marcus Rayner | Star-Ledger (Opinion)

On Monday, the N.J. Senate [was] scheduled to vote on Sen. Loretta Weinberg’s (D-Bergen) paid sick leave bill, S-785. Supporters of the bill stressed that New Jersey would be joining a group of other states and a handful of cities by passing this legislation. This is only half true. The bill being considered by the N.J. Legislature is very different from paid sick leave laws in other jurisdictions.

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Judge Dismisses Bridgegate Suit Against Christie Allies


A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by people who were stuck in traffic when lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge were closed without warning in 2013, but an attorney for the plaintiffs vowed Tuesday to file an amended complaint.

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Christie Officially Launches Run for President

Michael Symons | Cherry Hill Courier Post

Returning to the town where he was raised and the high school where he first tasted leadership and success, Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday formally began a presidential campaign more than five years in the making. He is hoping for nothing less than a political resurrection.

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