A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of March 28-April 2.
New Jersey Law Journal
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A group of SeaWorld customers are suing the marine life theme park in a proposed class action, alleging it has “deliberately concealed” its unethical treatment and conditions of its captive orca whales.
Physicians News | Dennis Thompson
Nearly all emergency room doctors surveyed order pricey MRIs or CT scans their patients may not need, mainly because they fear malpractice lawsuits, according to a new report.
George Johnson | New York Times
In a saner world, where science and the law meshed more precisely, a case like Firstenberg v. Monribot would have been dead on arrival in court. But that is not what happened.
Mary Pat Gallagher | New Jersey Law Journal
A $1.6 million New Jersey asbestos verdict involving cosmetic talc that is believed to be the first of its kind has been upheld on appeal.
Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Rutgers University’s two law schools may be reunited after more than four decades as separate programs.
David A. Graham | The Atlantic
“Politics as usual”—it’s a phrase that’s rooted in a cynical view of how our elected officials operate. The assumption is that even if what they’re doing isn’t exactly illegal, it’s probably untoward.
Meir Rinde | NJ Spotlight
Administration argues there’s no time for appellate division to rule on earlier decision, wants to move ahead to state’s top court immediately