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New Jersey settles with online brokerage firm accused of using three-time convicted felon

By Marian Johns | Feb 19, 2019

TRENTON — An online brokerage firm accused of being a part of defrauding investors in a scam that lost about $4.5 million in trading within a two-month period has agreed to a settlement with New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs and the Bureau of Securities.

BASF seeks recovery of response costs over hazardous substances released into Hudson River

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 18, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey corporation is seeking recovery of response costs for hazardous substances from several companies associated with a New York property it now owns or the adjacent property.

NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Interactive Brokers Agrees to Pay New Jersey Bureau of Securities $100,000 Penalty to Settle Failure to Supervise Findings

By Press release submission | Feb 18, 2019

he Division of Consumer Affairs and the Bureau of Securities (“the Bureau”) announced that online brokerage Interactive Brokers, LLC (Interactive) has agreed to pay a $100,000 civil penalty and, if necessary, to revise its account opening procedures to resolve a Bureau investigation related to a financial scam perpetrated on Interactive’s online trading platform.

New Jersey, Pennsylvania oppose Justice Department's reversal for online gambling

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

TRENTON — New Jersey Attorney General Gubir Grewal is opposing a recent opinion issued by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that reverses the department's nearly decade-old opinion of applying federal criminal law to state-sanctioned online gambling and is investigating the suspected role of lobbying efforts in the DOJ reversal.

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No jackpot in first Philadelphia talc trial; Judge rules plaintiff has no evidence

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Companies facing million-dollar lawsuits in Philadelphia can celebrate today, as what would have been the first talc-related asbestos trial held in the city has seen a judge cut off the plaintiff’s case before it could ever get to a jury.

New Jersey court affirms decision that ambulatory surgical centers cannot receive payment for certain coded procedures

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – An insurance company that was sued by two clinics regarding the reimbursement of medical procedures for insured clients injured in car accidents has obtained a victory in court.

N.J. court: Changing Workers' Comp deadline for medical providers like 'jamming a square peg into a round hole'

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 5, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey court has reversed the judgments that dismissed medical provider claims for payment of services in a dispute over the application of a statute of limitations.

New Jersey couple allegedly sold at least $1.9 million in unregistered securities to investors

By Marian Johns | Feb 4, 2019

TRENTON — A New Jersey couple faces a lawsuit by the state's attorney general and Division of Consumer Affairs for allegedly selling loans and at least $1.9 million in unregistered securities to investors throughout five states.

Torrent Pharma, others named in suit over allegedly contaminated medication

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 31, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A North Carolina man alleges he was injured by ingesting a prescription medication he alleges contained a carcinogen.

New Jersey Supreme Court rules 'extraordinary circumstances' justify late filing of suit over turnpike deaths

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 24, 2019

TRENTON (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Supreme Court has reinstated a widow's complaint in a wrongful death suit over a fatal accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that claimed the lives of her husband and minor child.

N.J. court revives lawsuit against Pfizer by Buddhist employee who refused yellow fever vaccination

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 23, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey court has reversed an order that dismissed a former employee's complaint against Pfizer over an arbitration clause in a religious discrimination suit.

WILENTZ GOLDMAN SPITZER: Angela M. Scafuri Installed as Second Vice President of the Morris County Bar Association

By Press release submission | Jan 22, 2019

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. shareholder and family lawyer Angela M. Scafuri was installed as the Second Vice President of the Morris County Bar Association’s Executive Board.

Intel asks court to dismiss consolidated product liability lawsuits over processors

By Carrie Salls | Jan 22, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – Intel Corp. is asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon to dismiss a consolidated product liability class-action lawsuit filed against it, according to a motion filed Oct. 25.

New Jersey Supreme Court: NFL did not violate law with 2014 Super Bowl ticket sales

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 18, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A panel of New Jersey Supreme Court judges has found that the NFL did not violate a state statute when it sold tickets for the 2014 Super Bowl.

N.J. court: Trustee for Ponzi scheme company right to initiate arbitration

By Carrie Salls | Jan 11, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The receiver for Osiris Fund LP’s decision to file for arbitration to resolve claims filed against Osiris securities trading platform Interactive Brokers LLC and Interactive Brokers employee Kevin Michael Fisher was upheld on appeal by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division in a Dec. 31 opinion.

Trump DOJ acts on threat to trial lawyers who sue on behalf of the government

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.

Jeep owner alleges she paid for WS Aftermarket Services contract and later learned vehicle was not eligible

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 9, 2019

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A Middlesex County, New Jersey woman alleges she paid more than $2,000 for a vehicle service plan for a vehicle and later learned her vehicle was not eligible for coverage.

New Jersey Supreme Court reverses dismissal of discrimination suit filed by owner of group home

By Charmaine Little | Jan 7, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – In a case where a group of people allegedly attempted to interfere with the purchase of a group home for autistic individuals, the Superior Court of New Jersey reversed an order that dismissed the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) case on Dec. 10.

NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AG Grewal: States Reach $575 Million Agreement with Wells Fargo New Jersey to Receive About $17 Million in Settlement

By Press release submission | Jan 3, 2019

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that New Jersey is among the states joining a settlement agreement with Wells Fargo Bank that resolves allegations the company engaged in a variety of sales, lending, and other improper business practices for more than a decade.

New Jersey court rules NJ Transit can seek reimbursement of Workers' Compensation benefits

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 13, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A summary judgment in a case involving a reimbursement of expenses by a workers' compensation carrier over an NJ Transit employee's accident was reversed in court.

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