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Software developer settles charges it exposed personal information data

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

NEWARK — The state of New Jersey has reached a settlement agreement with a data management software developer to resolve charges that the company allowed unauthorized public Internet access to a database of more than 100 auto dealerships customers' and employees' personal information.

Texas consumer alleges generic prescription Valsartan is contaminated with probable carcinogen

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A Texas consumer alleges a generic prescription drug used to treat hypertension is contaminated with a probable carcinogen.

Audi owner alleges replacement brakes are defective and squeal when applied

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 3, 2018

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – An Audi owner in New Jersey alleges he and a proposed class paid more than $1,000 for defective replacement brakes that squeal.

Pittsburgh's hired guns move in on Philadelphia's turf as opioid lawyers jostle for power

By John O'Brien | Aug 29, 2018

The fighting in Pennsylvania among plaintiffs lawyers working on contingency fees has escalated this summer

New Jersey trucking company settles charges it fired employee for sleep apnea

By Marian Johns | Aug 15, 2018

TRENTON — A New Jersey trucking company, P. Judge & Sons, Inc., accused of firing an employee diagnosed with sleep apnea despite having medical clearance to continue his job duties, has been ordered to pay a $30,000 settlement.

NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Company Must Pay Ex-Worker with Sleep Apnea for Failing to Reinstate Him Despite Medical Clearance

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights announced that a New Jersey trucking company must pay an ex-employee with sleep apnea $30,000 to resolve allegations it fired the man despite repeated medical examinations certifying him as fit for duty.

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Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."

Teen fashion website resolves allegations of improperly collecting minors' personal information

By Marian Johns | Aug 8, 2018

NEWARK — A California company will shut down its fashioned-theme teen website to resolve allegations by New Jersey officials that the company improperly collected personal information from more than 2,500 children in the state, which was then compromised in a data breach.

New Jersey joins multistate coalition brief seeking reversal of HFC decision

By Marian Johns | Aug 6, 2018

TRENTON — The state of New Jersey has become the latest to join a multistate coalition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision by D.C. Circuit Court on banning hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

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.

Sheldon Silver sentenced to jail, but asbestos system still invites shenanigans, attorney says

By John Sammon | Aug 3, 2018

While the recent sentencing to prison of a once-powerful politician should help discourage abuse in the realm of asbestos litigation, an attorney following the issue says reform of the system is ultimately necessary.

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.

Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals alleged to have sent unsolicited faxes without recipients' consent

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 2, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – An Ohio resident alleges a New Jersey pharmaceutical company is sending unsolicited fax advertisements.

New Jersey seeks to halt firearm developer's plans to publish printable gun computer files

By Marian Johns | Jul 31, 2018

TRENTON — The state of New Jersey has issued a cease and desist order to a firearm developer with plans to publish printable gun computer files allowing the creation of firearms using a 3-D printer, according to state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.

N.J. lawmakers need to address meritless, copycat lawsuits against gyms, attorney says

By Karen Kidd | Jul 25, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Who knew "gym suits" could be so classy?

N.J. appeals court rules for Kia Sephia owners, reversing trial court judge in $6.33M brakes class action

By Chandra Lye | Jul 24, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Owners of a Kia Sephia model vehicle are entitled to financial compensation due to a faulty brake system, the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division decided.

Eagle Systems challenging New Jersey's $2 million assessment over owner-operators

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 20, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A trucking company alleges the New Jersey Department of Labor imposed tax assements on it that have no basis in law or fact.

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.

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