“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 »
What does the administration think about New Jersey’s tort reform prospects?
Hear it from Governor Christie’s Chief of Staff, Rich Bagger, as he delivers the keynote address at NJLRA’s annual Spring Membership Luncheon.Read More »
For many of us, it may be difficult to imagine, but there was a time in New Jersey’s recent history when our state was a beacon for the American Dream instead of a barrier to it.Read More »
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey’s small business owners say the state’s liability laws are giving it a bad name.
Seventy percent of small business owners surveyed by Monmouth University said state laws make New Jersey a less attractive area to do business than other states, the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance announced Thursday.Read More »
The New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance on Thursday called on the state to support tort reform, a move the alliance said would help small businesses in the state.
Marcus Rayner, executive director of the alliance, pointed to results from a poll conducted by Monmouth University that reveal small businesses in the state are terrified of lawsuits. In the absence of reforms, Rayner said, small businesses are willing to raise their prices and not hire new employees in order to cover their legal expenses.
“New Jersey is a dangerous place for them, in the absence of reform,” he said.Read More »
Most New Jersey small-business owners are scared of getting sued by their customers, a fear that weighs heavily on their minds even as they struggle to ride out tough economic times, according to a study released yesterday.Read More »
Who is legally responsible when an intoxicated motorist is injured in a traffic accident?Read More »
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