New Jersey Supreme Court News

California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

N.J. Supreme Court ends more than 500 Accutane cases after Daubert ruling

By Karen Kidd | Oct 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – More than 500 product liability cases against New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company Hoffman-La Roche over the prescription acne drug Accutane were ended by a state Supreme Court opinion issued earlier this month.

N.J. courts have to now consider if science is "advocacy-driven," lawyers in landmark Accutane ruling say

By Angela Underwood | Aug 6, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Two New Jersey attorneys discussed the scientific reliability and New Jersey Supreme Court's Aug. 1 ruling regarding evidence in a case filed by 2,000 plaintiffs who allege acne medication Accutane could cause Crohn's disease.

With millions at stake, New Jersey judges won't accept junk science against pharma companies

By John O'Brien | Aug 2, 2018

New Jersey judges must require plaintiffs lawyers who flock to their courts to come up with more than junk science if they want jurors to hear their arguments.

Insurers to feel brunt of New Jersey asbestos ruling, while Delaware hits employers on same day

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 28, 2018

A decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court forces Honeywell’s insurers to pay for thousands of asbestos claims even though the company, through its Bendix unit, continued to make asbestos-containing brake products for more than a decade after it could no longer obtain insurance coverage for such products.

New Jersey court rules eBossWatch defamation suit was properly dismissed

By Glenn Minnis | May 15, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Supreme Court has ended a defamation lawsuit by mandating that “the single publication rule” applies to a article posted online.

Security guard can sue employer after falling down stairs

By Dee Thompson | Dec 22, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Is a standard contract signed at employment ordering the employee not to file suit if injured on a customer’s premises contrary to public policy? In the case of a security guard injured at a client’s business, the answer is yes, according to a recent New Jersey Supreme Court ruling.

N.J. Supreme Court reinstates claim against township; Business owners claim injuries from next-door dry cleaner

By Olivia Olsen | Aug 31, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of New Jersey has reversed an appellate court's decision and reinstated a couple's personal injury claim against a public entity.

N.J. court rules for plaintiff in med-mal case that might end up at Supreme Court

By Dee Thompson | Aug 23, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A medical malpractice case involving a botched gallbladder surgery may be headed to the New Jersey Supreme Court after an appellate court ruled for the plaintiff.

New Jersey Supreme Court keeps alive nurse’s disability discrimination lawsuit

By Todd Barnett | Aug 15, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – On July 12, the Supreme Court of New Jersey affirmed an appellate court’s revival of a nurse’s disability discrimination lawsuit against Saint Clare’s Health System.

New Jersey's largest insurer continues legal disputes with hospitals it labeled as Tier 2; Judges' discovery rulings affirmed

By Dee Thompson | Aug 14, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Horizon Healthcare Services Inc., the largest insurer in New Jersey, has lost the right to keep confidential certain documents sought by several hospitals that have sued the insurer.

N.J. SC vacates arbitrator's decision in case of teacher accused of sending/receiving nude photos

By Jessica Beebe | Mar 10, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Supreme Court recently reversed an appellate court's judgment, finding an arbitrator unfairly changed an "unbecoming conduct" claim against a teacher to a claim of sexual harassment.

Court grants former Heartland Payment employee jury trial in whistleblower suit

By Melissa Busch | Feb 23, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court has ruled Heartland Payment Systems Inc. will again face a former employee’s whistleblower claim, overturning a $2 million attorneys’ fee that was previously awarded to the credit and debit card processing services firm.

Spokeo impact remains to be seen as lawsuits over N.J. law advance

By Carrie Salls | Oct 4, 2016

A recent class action lawsuit filed against Facebook Inc. in connection with the social media site’s requirement that users agree to the company’s conditions is one of many suits being filed under New Jersey’s Truth-in-Consumer, Contract Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA).

N.J. SC to take on TCCWNA class actions

By Andrew Burger | Aug 26, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - The New Jersey Supreme Court is aiming to reconcile opposing lower court decisions regarding certification of class action lawsuits brought under the state's Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) and Consumer Fraud Act.

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