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Good Health snack products alleged to misrepresent nutritional, health qualities

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 11, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York man alleges a line of snack food products is deceptively labeled and marketed.

New Jersey court affirms Workers' Comp liens apply in police officer’s med-mal suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 9, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division issued a ruling on June 20 standing behind a Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division ruling that a police officer who alleged medical malpractice after being injured on the job must pay a lien regardless of his award.

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.

Newell Brands stockholder alleges stock was purchased at artificially inflated prices

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 28, 2018

TRENTON, NJ (Legal Newsline) – A company headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey and its executives are alleged to have concealed facts from investors.

NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Third-Party Energy Supplier IDT Energy, Inc. Enters into $1.36 Million Settlement with the State to Resolve Allegations It Preyed on Consumers During the Harsh Winter of 2014

By Press release submission | Jun 23, 2018

Third-party energy supplier IDT Energy, Inc. (“IDT Energy”) has agreed to pay $1.36 million, including $1.2 million in restitution to consumers, and has agreed to significantly revise its business practices in order to resolve the State’s allegations that it engaged in unfair and deceptive business practices that saddled consumers with sky-high energy bills during the harsh winter of 2014.

Greenbrook Sports & Fitness alleged to have sent unwanted text messages to consumers

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 22, 2018

TRENTON, NJ (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey resident alleges a fitness center in the state sent him text messages for marketing purposes without his permission.

New Jersey court reverses rulings in non-consensual towing cases

By Charmaine Little | Jun 20, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Questions of how far a towing company can go in charging customers who did not consent to the towing of their vehicles were answered in the Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division on June 14.

Grocery store chain successful against wrongful death lawsuit; Woman died after hitting cash register station in motorized cart

By Charmaine Little | Jun 20, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division has upheld a summary judgment ruling in favor of Shop-Rite Supermarkets Inc. in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Merck & Co. shareholder can't access certain files, New Jersey appeals court decides

By Charmaine Little | Jun 20, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A shareholder was unable to prove he had the right to certain documents in a New Jersey court.

N.Y. judge's ruling could be painful for opioid-makers sued over addiction crisis

By Dan Fisher | Jun 20, 2018

In an ominous sign for the opioid industry, a New York judge refused to dismiss any of the claims by eight counties against Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson and other prescription opioid manufacturers, saying the plaintiffs had adequately pled violations of everything from consumer protection statutes to the common law of public nuisance.

Catalent Pharma Solutions alleged to have terminated director in retaliation for reports

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ (Legal Newsline) – A Kentucky woman alleges she was terminated in retaliation by her pharmaceutical company employer after reporting allegedly unlawful activity.

Democrat AGs add fourth to latest brief supporting climate change lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Jun 12, 2018

New York State's new attorney general, who recently took over when her predecessor resigned following an abuse scandal, has joined three Democratic colleagues in support for New York City’s climate change lawsuit.

Woman alleges she returned phones to Verizon, does not owe alleged debt

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 8, 2018

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Collier County, Florida woman alleges Verizon is attempting to collect an alleged debt for phones she returned within the cancellation policy.

N.Y. asbestos bill continues to idle during gridlock; Finance Committee not discussing at today's meeting

By John O'Brien | Jun 5, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York lawmakers won't discuss a bill targeting abuses in the asbestos compensation system during today's meeting of the Senate Finance Committee, where the bill, which is similar to legislation passed in 15 states, has sat for three months since being approved by the Judiciary Committee.

New Jersey AG asks IRS not to enact new law that could undermine New Jersey tax law

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced May 24 that he has asked the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to not enact a new law that he claims would undermine a recent New Jersey law.

New Jersey attorney general settles two disability discrimination cases involving support dogs

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights announced May 23 that they settled two separate disability discrimination cases that involved residents who were denied medically-prescribed support dogs by their housing complexes.

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Trial lawyer panel: Plaintiffs' lawyers adapting strategies to fit post-BristolMyersSquibb legal landscape

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 30, 2018

While the U.S. Supreme Court's Bristol Myers Squibb ruling has resulted in some big wins for businesses targeted by the plaintiffs' bar, new strategies and theories deployed by plaintiffs' lawyers may be blunting the further impact of that decision, despite high hopes from some it would largely thwart the ability of out-of-state plaintiffs to sue out-of-state defendants in a favorable court forum.

New Jersey court rules out-of-state residents can request New Jersey records

By Amanda Thomas | May 29, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A three-judge panel for the Superior Court of New Jersey has ruled that people residing outside of the state can request public records.

HSN asks why it's being sued if woman bought My Little Steamer at Bed, Bath and Beyond

By Charmaine Little | May 22, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Companies associated with the My Little Steamer product allege an amended complaint over the product's alleged defects is “fatally defective” and requested the court reject it with prejudice.

California court inclined to deny motion to dismiss class action complaint over Flintstone vitamins

By Amanda Thomas | May 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has issued an order saying he is inclined to deny Bayer Healthcare’s motion to dismiss a class action complaint brought by a customer who claims Flintstone Gummies vitamins aren’t a “complete” supplement as labeled.

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