A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of May 19-26.


Sued Over Sugar In Jelly Beans, Jelly Belly’s Response: ‘This Is Nonsense’

John O’Brien and Sara McCleary | Forbes

A lawsuit filed by a woman who says she was misled into buying Jelly Belly’s exercise jelly bean is not uncommon, one attorney says, but it is “nonsense,” the company is arguing.

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Kindred Nursing Centers: SCOTUS Hasn’t Soured on Arbitration

Walter Olson | Overlawyered

The Litigation Lobby may despise arbitration that is contractually agreed to before a dispute, editorialists may denounce it, and legal academics may deprecate it, but the U.S. Supreme Court shows no signs of cooperating in plans to snuff it out.

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N.J. Lawmakers Want Voters to Decide if Supreme Court Justices Should Keep Their Jobs

S.P. Sullivan | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

A pair of Republican state lawmakers is looking to do away with tenure for state Supreme Court justices, proposing a constitutional amendment that would have voters give them a thumbs-up or thumbs-down every four years.

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