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Rule of Law in Action

Respect for the “rule of law” is one of the guiding principles of the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute. However, we rarely take time out to discuss this important concept or to applaud judges who practice this principle. Today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell presents More »

Ascertainability Thwarts Another Consumer Class Action Suit in the 3rd Circuit

Federal courts in the Third Circuit, which includes New Jersey, are abuzz with activity on the once obscure topic of ascertainability. The latest beneficiary of the court system’s focus on this issue is none other than New Jersey’s own Bethenny Frankel, former Real Housewife and the founder of the Skinny Girl line of drinks. More »

Has the Court Killed the Trolls? Patent Law Expert Says Maybe

Prof. Adam Mossoff, a patent law expert from George Mason University School of Law, was the featured speaker during the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute’s July 16, 2014 teleforum on patent law. During the call, Mossoff explained how two recent cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court should significantly reduce the number of meritless claims being made against business owners and others by so-called “patent trolls.”


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