By Kevin Post | Press of Atlantic City
Worries that we’re headed for another recession have faded, replaced by the spectacle of a dysfunctional Europe that would be amusing if it didn’t have the power to unhinge the world economy.
We’re back on the slow-growth track, but at least the Federal Reserve expects New Jersey to do better than its neighbors and the nation as a whole.
By Katherin Kersten | Star Tribune Minneapolis
“This law is so intricate and detailed and creates so much responsibility for teachers,” said Marcus Rayner of the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance. “There are so many ways they can make inadvertent or honest mistakes while trying to do the right thing.”Read More »
A majority of the state’s small business owners want the Legislature to address legal reform; South Jersey business owners most likely to be taken to courtRead More »
By John O’Brien | Legal Newsline
A new report says southern New Jersey’s business owners are worried about the legal climate they’re facing.Read More »
By Melinda Caliendo | NJBIZ
If New Jersey follows states like Texas and South Carolina in reforming its tort laws, the New Jersey Law Reform Association said, thousands of jobs can be created.Read More »
2.3% decrease in state’s unemployment rate possible; tort reform must be enactedRead More »
Warns NJ’s hospitality industry could be impacted by recent Court decisionRead More »
By John O’Brien | Legal Newsline, 9/15/11
A recent decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court has the potential to decimate the hospitality industry, Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan said Wednesday.
Two bills have been introduced in the state Legislature that seek to overturn the court’s decision in Voss v. Tranquilino, which held that a restaurant customer who is served alcohol and drunkenly causes a wreck when he or she leaves can sue the restaurant.
By Adam Cohen | Time Magazine
On Sept. 1, New Jersey’s new antibullying law – billed as the nation’s toughest – took effect. The law, which co-sponsor Barbara Buono, the state’s senate majority leader, called “a powerful message to every child in New Jersey,” is an important step forward in combating the bullying of young people. However, even before its start date, backlash was already under way. Critics say the law is too burdensome for teachers and too expensive for school districts and will spawn too many lawsuits. But here’s why New Jersey should ignore its critics and press ahead – and why other states should follow its lead.Read More »
By Alexandra Rice | Education Week
Supporters of New Jersey’s newly amended anti-bullying law say it will create a tough safety net for students who had been afraid to go to school because of continued bullying, even as administrators and others brace for the impact from increased reporting requirements.Read More »