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New Jersey secures $80,000 for steakhouse employees victimized by alleged sexual harassment, racism

Mark Iandolo Nov. 21, 2017, 1:07pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced Nov. 9 that Alexus Steakhouse & Tavern will pay $80,000 to seven employees and an ex-employee after allegations of sexual harassment and racism.

Honeywell, in motion over ballots, contends asbestos claims holders already have been exposed

Jessica Karmasek Nov. 16, 2017, 11:56am

Honeywell International has interjected itself into the bankruptcy proceeding of the successors to Chicago Fire Brick and Wellsville Fire Brick, companies that spent a decade creating a trust that would pay individuals with asbestos claims. In May, Honeywell asked the federal bankruptcy court in Oakland, Calif., to make those ballots public.

N.J. court reopens discovery in accident case allegedly caused by defective motorcyle

Pam Wright Nov. 15, 2017, 8:48am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey Superior Court in Essex County has reopened discovery in the case of a man who alleges he was injured by a defective motorcycle he rented and that evidence had been lost.

New Jersey secures $975,000 from firm that allegedly sold unsuitable investments

Mark Iandolo Nov. 14, 2017, 9:30am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Nov. 1 that LPL Financial LLC will pay $975,000 after allegations of selling unsuitable alternative investments.

Consumer claims Merchants' Credit Guide Co. collection letter failed to identify creditor

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 1, 2017, 10:51pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – An Atlantic City, N.J., woman alleges a debt collector sent her a letter that violated federal collection laws.

New Jersey court rules that legal malpractice suit is barred by entire controversy doctrine

Angela Underwood Nov. 1, 2017, 10:25am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey malpractice action is barred by the entire controversy doctrine, according to the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division.

New Jersey alleges Mahwah Township discriminates against Orthodox Jews

Mark Iandolo Oct. 31, 2017, 8:37am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced a lawsuit Oct. 24 against the Mahwah Township Council and the township of Mahwah for allegations of discriminating against Orthodox Jewish people.

Delaware firm’s former attorney fires back at claims of stealing client at center of Celgene whistleblower lawsuit

Jessica Karmasek Oct. 30, 2017, 11:45am

Defendants Guttman Buschner & Brooks PLLC and senior founding partner Reuben Guttman filed a motion to dismiss or, alternatively, for summary judgment Oct. 10. On Friday, the defendants also filed a motion to strike plaintiff Grant & Eisenhofer PA’s complaint in its entirety.

Jersey gym customer claims deception in fitness contract

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 24, 2017, 9:02am

HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — A former gym member has filed a class action lawsuit against a New Jersey fitness facility for alleged fraudulent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment.

New Jersey secures $600,000 from cell phone retailer that allegedly failed to list sales prices

Mark Iandolo Oct. 23, 2017, 11:27am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced Oct. 12 that Spring Communications, a company selling cell phones and accessories in the state, will pay $600,000 after allegations of consumer protection law violations related to pricing and refund policies.

Former postal service employee on Workers' Comp seen zip-lining, tossing logs on Facebook, prosecutors say

Mark Iandolo Sep. 29, 2017, 8:59am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced Sept. 18 that a former employee of the U.S. Postal Service in Cape May County has been charged with stealing more than $75,000 in compensation benefits.

Court dismisses parents' complaint against New Jersey school district over alleged cyberbullying email

Angela Underwood Sep. 21, 2017, 10:19am

HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey judge has granted summary judgment on behalf of a Bergen County school district in a case involving alleged student cyberbullying.

Consumers claim T.J. Maxx's Compare At prices are 'fictitious' and 'inflated'

Wadi Reformado Sep. 21, 2017, 9:04am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Two New Jersey consumers allege that T.J. Maxx stores misrepresents the amount of the price reduction of items.

Woman, hit by bus in New Jersey while walking down street, gets new shot at trial

Russell Boniface Sep. 20, 2017, 9:33am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court has reversed summary judgment by a lower court against a passenger hit by a commuter bus.

New Jersey secures restitution for consumers harmed by allegedly bogus travel company

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:55pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Sept. 13 that a Superior Court judge has ordered Denyse H. Turner and her company RX 4 Fun Travel LLC to pay $277,000 and shut down operations permanently.

Apple to install price information displays in New Jersey stores

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:15pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Sept. 12 that Apple Inc. will install continuously available price information displays for iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Apple watches and other devices in its New Jersey stores.

Boy Scouts can't escape sexual abuse lawsuit; Attorney hopes clients receive apology and 'a big check'

Dee Thompson Sep. 14, 2017, 2:00pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A recent court decision paves the way for three individuals who alleged they had been sexually abused by a former Boy Scout leader to get their day in court.

New Jersey secures $60,000 for former baking company employee after Family Leave Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 8, 2017, 9:07am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced Aug. 29 that a baking company in New Jersey will pay $60,000 to a former employee after it allegedly committed discrimination.

Delaware law firm files suit against former attorney over Celgene whistleblower lawsuit

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 31, 2017, 10:42am

Plaintiff Grant & Eisenhofer PA alleges in its lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia last week, that one of its former attorneys allegedly breached his duty to the firm and acted unethically. The firm filed a separate but related lawsuit earlier this month, seeking to recover millions in fees and costs it incurred in representing a California whistleblower.

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

Olivia Olsen Aug. 31, 2017, 9:53am

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.