A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of June 7-13.


Confirmation Hearings for NJ Supreme Court Nominees Rabner, Solomon Set for Next Week

Salvador Rizzo | The Star-Ledger

The state Senate has scheduled confirmation hearings on Monday for two of Gov. Chris Christie’s nominees to the New Jersey Supreme Court, a leading lawmaker said today.


State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said his panel will interview Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and Judge Lee Solomon on Monday.

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Delaware to Weigh Who Pays Legal Fees in Corporate Litigation

Liz Hoffman | Wall Street Journal

When stockholders sue companies and lose, who should pay? Differing answers to that question have set up a showdown between Delaware lawmakers and a powerful pro-business lobby.

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Singer Sued for Being Too Old and Ugly for Pink Cover Band

Kevin Sheehan and Lia Eustachewich | New York Post

Pink sings about girl power with an exclamation point — but a Manhattan woman who tried to emulate the Grammy winner is getting bullied by a Long Island man who claims she was too old, ugly and untalented to portray the pop star in his Pink tribute band.

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Debate Swells on Raising NJ Judges’ Retirement Age to 75

Salvador Rizzo | The Star-Ledger

Justice Stewart Pollock retired from the state Supreme Court 15 years ago. And yet, today, at 81, he is still knee-deep in some of the most Byzantine areas of the law in his private practice, winning awards and accolades every year.


Some legal experts say that’s a good example of why the state constitution’s judicial retirement age — set at 70 — is a little behind the times. Many judges are still in their intellectual prime at that age, despite some gray hairs.

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Notice-Style Pleadings Favored by Third Circuit in False Claims Suits

Charles Toutant | New Jersey Law Journal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has adopted a more liberal standard for pleading cases under the federal False Claims Act.

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