SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey and New York are the two states with the highest combination of tort costs and risk, according to a study published by free-market think tank Pacific Research Institute.Read More »
CHATHAM — The School District of the Chathams is suing its former attorneys for malpractice, alleging the firm cost the schools in excess of $1.5 million when it mishandled a 2005 dispute with a contractor.
According to a lawsuit filed last week in Superior Court in Morris County, Attorney Nuris E. Portuondo with the Morristown-based law firm of Schwartz, Simon, Edelstein, Celso & Zitomer failed to file documents on time that would have tipped the lawsuit in the district’s favor.
Read More »
A1064, which eliminates the awarding of attorneys’ fees, filing fees and costs of suit for a technical violation of the consumer fraud act.
A1585, which clarifies immunity from civil liability for volunteers affiliated with Citizen Corps under certain circumstances.
Read More »
Nominee faces tough fight amid political feudRead More »
New Jersey’s medical schools might consider giving away bridge fare with their diplomas, since increasing numbers of new doctors are leaving the state after finishing their residencies, according to a survey by the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals.Read More »
A-1064, sponsored by Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, eliminates award of attorneys’ fees, filing fees and costs of suit for technical violation of the consumer fraud act. A-1990, sponsored by Assemblyman Herb Conaway and Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, grants civil immunity to certain volunteer physicians, nonprofit clinics, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). NJLRA supports both measures and More »Read More »
Gov. Chris Christie today nominated attorney Anne Murray Patterson to the state Supreme Court to replace Justice John Wallace.Read More »
Crashed motorcycle in 2006; plaintiff claims he was negligently served alcohol at Tiffany’s.Read More »
AS NEW JERSEY’S unemployment rate hovers around a regionally high 10 percent, our businesses face a stagnant economy coupled with high business costs, and our state and local governments must address significant spending cuts, some may not realize that New Jersey’s economy is taking another serious hit – from frivolous litigation.Read More »