You know your state has a litigation problem when even onlookers across the pond in London are calling you out. Things have gotten pretty bad for businesses in New Jersey since plaintiffs’ attorneys began flooding the courts with Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) lawsuits over the terms of service agreements on business websites.
NJCJI has been leading the effort to reform this poorly drafted and misused law by filing amicus briefs in pending cases and working with the legislature to develop a solution. At our October 11 conference, we will be providing an update on our reform efforts, exploring how this statute has produced such an explosion of litigation, and discussing practical steps businesses can take to attempt to shield themselves from TCCWNA litigation.
If you own or advise a business in New Jersey, you need to be in the room for this important discussion. Online terms of service lawsuits are just the tip of the TCCWNA iceberg. The only way to stop this law from costing businesses in our state billions of dollars is by being pro-active and taking a strong, united stand against TCCWNA abuse.
Click here to register for NJCJI’s October 11 event at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany.
The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute is thrilled to announce that our chief counsel, Alida Kass, was recently honored as a finalist for NJBIZ’s General Counsel of the Year Award. The General Counsel of the Year Award celebrates the state’s most dynamic General Counsels and Chief Legal Officers. Continue reading
On June 7, NJCJI President Marcus Rayner will participate in a panel discussion of New Jersey’s Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA). The Act is a growing problem for businesses operating in our state, and even out of state businesses who simply allow New Jerseyans to visit their websites. Continue reading
“The biggest opponents of arbitration are plaintiffs’ attorneys, who make their living in the courtroom. These attorneys are running a smear campaign against arbitration because they know that having a faster and cheaper process for resolving disputes will cut into their bottom line,” writes NJCJI President Marcus Rayner in an op-ed in the South Jersey Times.
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On March 15th, the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute hosted its second annual Winter Policy Forum. This year’s event, Rules of Law: The Quiet but Important Role Judicial Administration Plays in our Legal System, featured remarks from Judge Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D., the Acting Administrative Director of New Jersey Courts. Grant gave attendees insight into the court’s rulemaking process, which he says is all about participation, collaboration, and transparency.
The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute is thrilled to announce that our chief counsel, Alida Kass, is a finalist for NJBIZ’s General Counsel of the Year Award. The General Counsel of the Year Award honors the state’s most dynamic General Counsels and Chief Legal Officers. Continue reading
NJCJI’s President, Marcus Rayner, and Director of Public Affairs, Emily Kelchen, recently made a guest appearance on the legal talk show “It’s the Law” on the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce’s internet radio station. During the show, which was hosted by Attorney Patricia Smits, Rayner and Kelchen explained what the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute is and does. Click here to listen to a recording of the show.
“The judiciary, on the contrary, has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society; and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments.” -Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 78
Hamilton may be the hottest ticket on Broadway, but his views on the judiciary do not hold up as well today as they did in the 1780s. The modern judiciary is a powerful branch that should be given as much attention as the legislature and the executive. Continue reading
Lawmakers and government officials, business leaders, and lawyers are invited to attend the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute’s 2nd Annual Winter Policy Forum. This year’s event, which is being held on Tuesday, March 15, from Noon-1:30 PM, at the Trenton Country Club, will feature a keynote address from Judge Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D., the Acting Administrative Director of New Jersey Courts. Continue reading
On Thursday, December 3, at noon, the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute is holding a policy teleforum on Morgan v. Sanford Brown Inst., a case that will provide greater insight into what direction the New Jersey courts are heading in arbitration cases. The featured speaker will be Gavin J. Rooney of Lowenstein Sandler LLP, the lead author of NJCJI’s amicus brief in this case. Continue reading