A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of June 4-10.
Zoe Tillman | National Law Journal
Remember the administrative law judge so steamed over a missing pair of pants that he pressed a million-dollar suit against his dry cleaner? A decade later, Roy Pearson Jr. is facing legal ethics charges over his conduct in the case that came to symbolize litigation overreach.
Kristine Guerra | IndyStar
Selling a used, black-and-white printer through Craigslist seemed simple and straightforward to Doug Costello. It wasn’t.
Daniel Fisher | Forbes
Most companies use warranties to try and protect themselves against lawsuits. But now those very warranties are becoming a source of litigation, as entrepreneurial lawyers use a New Jersey statute to sue companies over nothing more than the terms and conditions on their websites.
Gavin J. Rooney of Lowenstein Sandler | Inside Counsel
Katherine Landergan | Politico NJ
A Senate committee on Thursday approved the re-appointment of a judge who was reprimanded by the state Supreme Court for making crude comments at work. Superior Court Judge Joseph Portelli told the Senate Judiciary Committee he felt both humbled and remorseful.
Salvador Rizzo | The Record
New Jersey public workers do not have the right to yearly pension increases upon retirement, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday in a closely watched case affecting thousands of retirees and billions of dollars.