The New Jersey Division of Law hauled in more than $346 million from legal settlements and judgments in 2014, Acting Attorney General John Hoffman said on Wednesday.
”Attorneys in the Division of Law continue to do a fantastic job of handling affirmative litigation, defending New Jersey statutes, and preserving the state’s vital environmental, economic and other resources,” Hoffman said. “While the total number of dollars recovered in any given year is affected by many variables, there is one constant -- the stellar quality of the legal work being done, day in and day out, by the deputy attorneys general and assistant attorneys general in the Division of Law.”
The $346 million was $42 million more than collected in 2013.
The settlements included debt recovery, taxes, environmental lawsuits and consumer lawsuits, just to name a few. There were multiple large settlements.
“The Division of Law is honored to serve its clients and the citizens of New Jersey,” Division of Law Director Jeffrey S. Jacobson said. “Through the work of some of New Jersey's best lawyers, we remain committed to pursuing monetary and other relief where New Jersey residents have been victimized, the state's resources have been compromised, or government programs have been misused or abused.”