Citing the diversity of her experiences and temperament during questioning, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Anne Patterson’s nomination to the New Jersey Supreme Court.Read More »
Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-Cape May) introduced a companion bill to A-3333, which would reform New Jersey’s oft-abused Consumer Fraud Act. The bill number is S-2855. A-3333 has received bipartisan support in the Assembly and is sponsored by Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex) and co-prime sponsors Ralph Caputo (D-Essex) and Dominick DiCicco (R-Glouster). It is cosponsored by Assemblywomen Amy Handlin (R-Monmouth), More »Read More »
Continuing its quest to promote economic growth in New Jersey, the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance (NJLRA) has joined Innovation New Jersey, a coalition of the state’s leading business and higher education organizations.
Innovation New Jersey seeks to foster the life sciences and biotechnology industries in New Jersey by uniting the state’s business and higher education communities. NJLRA is optimistic that enacting meaningful lawsuit reform measures will encourage an innovation-based economy by making it safe for responsible pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to operate here in New Jersey.
“Statistics show that New Jersey’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are a leading source of jobs and economic stability in New Jersey,” said Marcus Rayner, executive director of NJLRA. “By protecting these companies from frivolous litigation, we are allowing them to invest more of their resources into doing what they do best: creating jobs and saving lives.”Read More »
By Andrew Kitchenman | NJ Spotlight
Supporters of the measure, A-1831, argue that an increase in the number of patients and the rise of team-based medical care is increasing the need for additional curbs on malpractice suits…
This position was emphasized by AnnMarie McDonald, spokeswoman for the tort-reform advocacy group the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance.Read More »
Several hundred miles from here, Illinois business owners are learning about a place with an abundant supply of workforce talent and a high-quality lifestyle sure to make any entrepreneur envious. Weary from crippling tax hikes, a labor shortage, and a shrinking consumer base, Illinois business owners can only dream about this land of milk and honey: New Jersey.Read More »
Medicaid Redesign Task Force proposes cap on noneconomic damages in order to reign in Medicaid spendingRead More »
Three of Governor Christie’s “88 Ways to Fix NJ” proposals included reforms to the state’s civil justice system to spur economic growth and development.Read More »
New Jersey is losing doctors to other states which have enacted medical malpractice reform. If enacted, A-1982 would protect volunteer physicians from certain liability and would require expert witnesses to be board certified in the same speciality as the accused physician.Read More »
“In a state where consumers have neither an obligation to ask for a refund before taking a business to court, nor to have encountered actual fraud in order to sue under the state Consumer Fraud Act, the Caucus carries a special significance for us here in New Jersey…”Read More »
MADISON, Wis.-Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into a law a multifaceted tort reform measure on Thursday.
The measure, S.B. 1, amends Wisconsin law to limit noneconomic damages awarded in liability cases against long-term care facilities such as nursing homes to $750,000, the same limit as for medical malpractice awards. The measure also caps punitive damages in most liability cases to the greater of $200,000 or twice compensatory damages.Read More »