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New Jersey teachers files suit against governor, unions over union dues

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 16, 2018

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Two Monmouth County, New Jersey school teachers allege the state and a union are going against a U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding union dues.

Woman injured in New Jersey accident seeks declaration of lien rights for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey law firm and a Florida resident are seeking a declaration regarding a lien from several federal agencies to assist her in a lawsuit over injuries she sustained in an auto accident.

NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Defunct Georgia Vendor Responsible for Exposing Virtua Medical Group Patient Files Online Agrees to $200,000 Settlement

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced a $200,000 settlement with a now-defunct Georgia company responsible for a 2016 security lapse that allowed the public to view online patient records belonging to more than 1,650 individuals treated by doctors associated with Virtua Medical Group (“VMG”), a southern New Jersey network of medical and surgical practices.

New Jersey resident alleges capability of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator was misrepresented

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 6, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey resident alleges a health care company made a series of intentional misrepresentations regarding the capability of a medical device.

United HealthCare Insurance Co. and United Behavioral Health accused of inadequate claims reimbursement

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 30, 2018

OAKLAND — An insured member has filed a class-action lawsuit against United HealthCare Insurance Co. and United Behavioral Health, a health insurance plans claim administrators, citing claims to recover benefits pursuant to ERISA, 29 U.S.C. § 1132(a)(1)(B), 1132(a)(3)(A), 1132(a)(3)(B) and the Affordable Care Act.

Pet owners accuse Champion of allowing heavy metals, toxins in pet food; Company says it's a copycat of failed lawsuit

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 30, 2018

CHICAGO — Pet owners have filed a class-action lawsuit against Champion Petfoods USA Inc. and Champion Petfoods LP, alleging that they misrepresented and failed to fully disclose the presence of heavy metals and toxins in their pet food.

New Jersey attorney general blasts IRS' elimination of longtime donor reporting rule

By Marian Johns | Oct 30, 2018

TRENTON — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is calling on the Trump administration to explain its recent elimination of a 47-year donor reporting rule requiring social welfare organizations to identify their donors and any so called "dark money" spent on political activity to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Verizon Wireless claimed to have unlawfully contacted consumer regarding alleged bill

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 29, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey resident alleges Verizon Wireless has unlawfully contacted him regarding an alleged bill.

Cleveland, Akron will try to prove opioid cases without a single bogus prescription

By Dan Fisher | Oct 26, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiffs in bellwether trials blaming the opioid industry for the nation's addiction crisis have allowed a Monday deadline to pass, apparently without turning over any proof of specific prescriptions that were made in error.

New Jersey settles allegations Aetna disclosed protected health information through mailing

By Marian Johns | Oct 17, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — The state of New Jersey has reached a settlement with Aetna, Inc., over allegations the company disclosed protected health information including HIV/AIDS status and individuals' participation in medical studies.

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.

New Jersey court affirms dismissal of sexual harassment suit, citing arbitration agreement

By Charmaine Little | Oct 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division dismissed a woman’s sexual harassment claims against a former employer, backing a lower court’s ruling that an arbitration agreement is enforceable on Aug. 23.

With punitive damages on the table, NYC asbestos lawyers push for $50 million in one case

By John O'Brien | Oct 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A staggering amount of money is at stake as New York’s top court is asked to decide if New York City’s controversial asbestos court is treating defendants fairly.

Parents win appeal against Hackensack University Medical Center in wrongful death suit

By Charmaine Little | Oct 4, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Judge Francis J. Vernoia of the Superior Court of New Jersey's Appellate Division reversed a lower court’s decision Sept. 24 to dismiss a medical malpractice lawsuit against Hackensack University Medical Center following a 4-year-old’s death.

SEC alleges Tesla CEO Musk's Tweets violated federal securities law

By Marian Johns | Oct 3, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tesla Inc. CEO and Chairman Elon Musk, has been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with securities fraud, stemming from Tweets regarding taking his company private.

New Jersey chiropractic office alleged to have submitted fraudulent charges to GEICO

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 2, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – An insurance company is seeking more than $900,000 in reimbursement from a New Jersey chiropractic professional corporation over allegations it submitted fraudulent insurance charges.

Cocrystal Pharma securities owner alleges he was damaged when share prices fell

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 2, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A clinical stage biotechnology company headquartered in Georgia is alleged to have deceived the investing public and engaged in a scheme to inflate the prices of securities.

Court rejects appeal of companies sweating new rules in NYC's controversial asbestos docket

By Dan Fisher | Sep 27, 2018

Asbestos defendants failed to convince New York’s highest court to intervene in a long-running fight over how the New York City asbestos court known as NYCAL does business, leaving them with few options as hundreds of lawsuits march toward trial in the plaintiff-friendly venue.

Woman's trial against Johnson & Johnson over mesothelioma diagnosis begins in New Jersey

By Glenn Minnis | Sep 21, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Health care conglomerate Johnson & Johnson's alleged failure to honor its own pledge on the issue of asbestos and talc in its baby powder will end in a New Jersey woman being forced to pay the ultimate price, her attorney stated during opening arguments in the latest case over allegations its products caused mesothelioma.

WILENTZ GOLDMAN & SPITZER: Padraic F. X. Dugan Joins Wilentz’s Family Law Team

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. is pleased to announce that Padraic F. X. Dugan has joined the firm as an associate on the Family Law team.

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